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Last of the Summer Wine - Series 7 & 8 [1983] [DVD]

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Peter Sallis , Bill Owen    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Peter Sallis, Bill Owen, Brian Wilde, Jonathan Linsley, Jane Freeman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Playback
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Mar 2008
  • Run Time: 480 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,508 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

All 15 episodes from series 7 and 8 of Roy Clarke's popular comedy set in the Yorkshire Dales. The episodes comprise: 'The Frozen Turkey Man', 'The White Man's Grave', 'The Waist Land', 'Cheering Up Ludovic', 'The Three Astaires', 'The Arts of Concealment', 'The Mysterious Feet of Nora Batty', 'Keeping Britain Tidy', 'Enter the Phantom', 'Catching Digby's Donkey', 'The Woollenmills On Your Mind' and 'Who's Looking After the Cafe Then? Also included are the Christmas specials from 1982, 1983 and 1984, 'All Mod Conned', 'Getting Sam Home' and 'The Loxley Lozenge'.


"It's destiny, fate that brings us together. Redundancy. They just don't care that your mother used to eat insurance men and that yours was struggling to bring you up nicely as a little poof." So says Clegg (Peter Sallis) to his companions, Compo (Bill Owen) and Blamire (Michael Bates), three fellows getting on in years reunited by unemployment after knowing each other all their lives in a small Yorkshire town. There's no real story to Last of the Summer Wine, simply the well-observed banter of the central trio and a gallery of eccentric supporting characters. Compo, the irreverent and scruffy "village idiot" and Clegg, the amiable working man are well-loved figures, complemented by the middle-class Conservative Blamire (a nicely rounded portrayal by Bates) and Foggy (Brian Wilde), who joined the series in 1976. This set is a reminder of how good the longest-running comedy in British television history once was, when it was new, fresh, and laugh-out-loud funny. --Gary S. Dalkin

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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Another excellent collection of Last of the Summer Wine episodes. My particular favourite episode is the feature length: "Getting Sam Home" which contains an incredible storyline and dialogue. For fans of the series this DVD boxset is recommended.

This set contains the following episodes:
The Frozen Turkey Man, The White Man's Grave, The Waist Land, Cheering Up Ludovic, The Three Astaires, The Arts of Concealment, The Mysterious Feet Of Nora Batty, Keeping Britain Tidy, Enter The Phantom, Catching Digby's Donkey, The Woollenmills Of Your Mind, Who's Looking After The Cafe Then?, All Mod Conned, Getting Sam Home and The Loxley Lozenge.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic TV Comedy! 17 Nov 2008
By ianb
This is classic stuff worth getting alone for the 'Getting Sam Home' feature length film from Xmas 1983. This was the first feature length film of a sitcom to be made for TV. Shows such as Only Fools and Horses later followed this trend with their own Xmas feature length specials.
If you like classic BBC comedy like Steptoe and Son, Dad's Army etc then this is a must buy ...
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GREAT GREAT nothing else says it like this 30 April 2008
I love this show and the way it makes me feel . The DVD is well produced and as usual the actors and the writing are the best . The characters always remain true to their 'character', to use a word again . This comes from the same writer, Roy Clarke, being the only writer since 1973 to ever write any of the shows . This is not the case when several writers are involved with a show over a period of time . You may get used to the way a character is and what to expect from them when another writer changes the character so much that you hardly recognize them as you had gotten use to . Form 1973 until the present this longest running comedy on British TV has remained true to form and I pray it will go on for many more years and that we will be able to purchase all the episodes ever made . One sad note, from a reviewer on Series 9-10 which is due out in May of 2008; he says that he has found evidence that there will actually be no episodes from series 10 on this set called Series 9-10 . It does seem as if he will be right if the running time of 440 minutes listed is correct . There were 12 episodes in series 9 and there is supposed to be 3 Christmas/New years Specials on the set also . There is no way that any more episodes could be on the set with only 440 minutes of running time . When you divide 440 by aproximately 30 minutes you see that this will come to about 15 episodes and there will be no way for the 6 or 7 epidodes from series 10 to be included . I only wonder what the next set will be called and how Universal Playback UK will explain this to we buyers . In any case, I want all of the episodes and hope we will have them available , in some form or the other . Some of the previous sets like 1-2 and 5-6 are hard to find and some say they may never be released again . Why, with a pouplar and wonderful show like this is it so hard to purchase them as we all want ? Will we be forced to buy counterfeits sold on sites like Ebay in order to complete our collections ?
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing Foggy 10 Jun 2008
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For me, there's no doubt that Brian Wilde was the star of LOSW.
Whilst, at times, the compo character could be somewhat limited, Wilde was consistently funny, even in the [inevitable] weaker episodes....and Sallis always had the glib remark.
Brian brought in a suggestion of that voice quivering, from his 'Porridge' character - together with the condescention and 'superiority', that only a corporal sign-writer can apply...
Along with the later development of the ongoing Howard/Miranda 'debacle', it's Foggy, that possibly kept viewers watching and helped give the series it's deserved longevity....
RIP, were just wonderful!
And thanks for another superb collection.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Loxely Lozenge 6 Nov 2012
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Just a warning, there is a couple of scenes edited out of 'The Loxley Lozenge', about a minute around the 6:17 mark is missing, along with an 8-second edit around the 7:50 mark. Both scenes edited out are of the actor Jonathan Lindsley who according to some sources were edited out due to unexplained reasons. Jonathan played 'Milburn' around this time. The dead giveaway is that his name appears on the end credits. To see it unedited, go onto Youtube and watch 'The Loxley Lozenge Part 1'.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful series and SUBTITLES.....YEAH!!! 30 May 2010
We recently purchased a Region Free DVD player so we could see these wonderful shows, and it was so worth it. The best part is having the subtitles. My husband is hearing impaired and he just can't follow the Yorkshire accent very well. I love the way Playback puts the names of each episode on the box, too.
Even with the exchange rate, these DVD sets are cheaper than the ones we have that have been released in America. We are very happy with our purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and Constant Humour 15 Feb 2009
As always, it's a pleasure to watch these two series of Last of the Summer Wine.

Never disappointing in its humour the lofty (in more ways than one) Foggy, the woman fearing Clegg and the irrepressible Compo rule supreme. Gentle smiles and loud laughter accompany any viewing of this wonderful programme, no matter which episode/series you are watching.

I cannot envisage anyone being disappointed by any of the episodes.

Mad Madam Mimm
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By mk
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Yet another wacky round of adventures for the three eternal school boys. I thoroughly enjoyed this box set as I have with the others. Compo's tempestuous relationship with the feisty Nora Batty is a sight to behold. I look forward to continuing my viewing with the crazy trio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Fast delivery. Great
Published 1 day ago by lesa palmer
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth seeing
The two series are classic "Summer Wine" with Clegg, Compo and Foggy up to their usual tricks. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Blachon
1.0 out of 5 stars LOTSW is one of the best programmes ever broadcast but the canned...
Last of the Summer Wine - Series 7 & 8 [1983] [DVD]Comment on the canned laughter is what I was looking for. Read more
Published 11 days ago by D. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very funny
Published 13 days ago by Champ
4.0 out of 5 stars Old friends return
Nice to meet old friends again
Published 25 days ago by GeorgeCRayner
5.0 out of 5 stars Who can't enjoy this quaint old fashioned series with its family fun
Who can't enjoy this quaint old fashioned series with its family fun. Sometimes certain characters irritate, make you laugh and on the odd occasion make you cry too. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nanette
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed it a lot.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs C E Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST COMEDY ON TV
Published 4 months ago by Dorothy
5.0 out of 5 stars Series 7 and 8 Last of the Summer Wine
Yet another dvd with all the usual great visual comedy of the trio in Holmfirth,makes a good addition to my collection.
Published 6 months ago by Ian Hodge
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Of The Summer Wine.
Me & my wife like watching the last of the summer Wine ,especially with foggy his mates with some of the antics they get up to.
Published 14 months ago by JOHN BLYTHE
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