Even though this is being called 18 & 19 at the time of writing this is should be called 19 & 20 (even if it uses 18 & 19 but see below for that) so that is what i will be calling it
so another release of the much loved and longest running comedy in the world, however with the series 9 set being called 9 & 10 by universal us brits are behind with the numbering and what is expected is the actual series 18 & 19 which are from 1997 and 1998 with the specials made at that time, so what can we expect from this set, well if no series has been missed out then this will bring to end the best loved third man's time on LOTSW, yes Foggy's (Brian Wilde) final episodes will be on this set, these include the special extra extra, the love mobile, a clean sweep, how to create a monster, deviations with davenport, destiny and six bananas and Brian Wilde's final episode a sidecar named desire, the next series will introduce frank thornton's Truly in the special there goes the groom (which wrote out Foggy who was played by an extra and introduced Truly) Truly's 1st series which includes tarzan of the towpath, truly and the hole truth, the suit that attracts blondes, from audrey nash to the widow dilhooley and support your local skydiver, whilst series 18 (dvd 19) was being shown the special documentary 25 years of last of the summer wine was shown however there is no indication yet if that will appear on this set or not, however with or without it this should be another great set which is some comfort to fans after the show was cruelly axed in 2010, i ask playback to treat the show with respect and get every episode out ASAP
list of expected episode on the set
Series 18 (dvd 19)
29th December 1996 "Extra! Extra!" (Special)
20th April 1997 "The Love-Mobile"
27th April 1997 "A Clean Sweep"
4th May 1997 "The Mysterious C. W. Northrop"
11th May 1997 "A Double For Howard"
18th May 1997 "How To Create A Monster"
25th May 1997 "Deviations With Davenport"
1st June 1997 "According To The Prophet Bickerdyke"
8th June 1997 "Next Kiss Please"
15th June 1997 "Destiny And Six Bananas"
22th June 1997 "A Sidecar Named Desire"
Series 19 (dvd 20)
29 December 1997 "There Goes The Groom" (Special)
4th January 1998 "Beware the Oglethorpe"
11th January 1998 "Tarzan of the Towpath"
18th January 1998 "Truly and the Hole Truth"
25th January 1998 "Oh Howard, We Should Get One of Those"
1st February 1998 "The Suit That Attracts Blondes"
8th February 1998 "The Only Diesel Saxophone in Captivity"
15th February 1998 "Perfection - Thy Name is Ridley"
22nd February 1998 "Nowhere Particular"
1st March 1998 "From Audrey Nash to the Widow Dilhooley"
8th March 1998 "Support Your Local Skydiver"