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The First of the Summer Wine - Series One [DVD]


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  • Actors: David Fenwick, Paul Wyett, Peter Sallis, Paul McLain, Maggie Ollerenshaw
  • Directors: Mike Stephens
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Acorn Media
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2011
  • Run Time: 217 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004NP9NSI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,283 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A prequel to Roy Clarke's original Last of the Summer Wine and featuring Peter Sallis, First of the Summer Wine takes place in a small Yorkshire village. The action revolves around the antics of the young Compo, Clegg and Seymour and their usually level headed female counterparts, all of whom are grappling with the world around them, their youth, and their experiences with the opposite sex usually with hilarious consequences. Set between May and September 1939 as Hitler's Nazi Germany and Great Britain become increasingly poised for war the characters lives are about to be changed forever.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By P. Brown on 12 July 2011
Format: DVD
I bought this for my dad who is a big fan of Last of the Summer Wine. He first saw this on TV and instantly dropped a hint that it would be something he would like to get. The writing of the series is great as the characters personalities and background match uncannily to Last of the Summer Wine. Furthermore, the cast give a realistic character link to the cast in Last of the Summer Wine. This is a must but for Last of the Summer Wine fans.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mg Reynolds on 11 July 2011
Format: DVD
This is a well written series that shows us how our favourite Summer Wine characters coped in their youth.Once again the Grim Reaper is part of the cast.In Last Of The Summer Wine death was a part of the cast as they where all older and in First death was involved as they where soon to be fighting in World War II.They capture the characters so well that they all instantly recognisable.The actors are all very well chosen.Plot-lines are very well thought up and there is the still the promise of numerous belly laughs.Roy Clarke proves yet again that he is an excellent writer and it is very nice touch to see Peter Sallis as Norman Clegg's Father.

For fans of classic British comedy in general and Last Of The Summer Wine in particular this is a worthy addition to such a persons DVD collection.Amazon are selling it for a fine price & so I highly recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Kelley on 24 Jun 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This prequel series is a wonderful addition to any LOTSW fan's dvd collection. I wish some background material on the making of this program could be produced and included on the dvds, but I'm very pleased that the Beeb has finally gotten this much of the series out!!

It appears that the cast did a lot of work to tailor their performances into wonderful portrayals of younger versions of Clegg, Compo, Foggy, Seymour, Nora, Ivy, Wally, etc. Peter Sallis and Roy Clark favourite Maggie Ollerenshaw do a wonderful Mr. & Mrs. Clegg. The sets and attention to period detail are incredible. The pilot is especially poignant at the end, with the transposition of a Hitler speech over a scene of young people dancing at a church social.

If you loved LOTSW, this series is not to be missed!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. S. Burgess on 18 Jun 2011
Format: DVD
If Anyone whos not seen this before and is going to buy it as they have the Last Of The Summer Wine Series then they must be aware that this is not Last Of The Summer Wine and should not expect it to be the same. This is about a group of kids living their lives before the breakout of war and what theu get upto. The series is very funny in its own right and should be taken as is. The casting of all the characters is spot on and some really shine and you can actually imagine that its what they would have looked like when Last Of The Summer Wine were younger.

I'm currently waiting for series two as not seen it when it was broadcast, but what I have seen so far it would be worth a few more episodes. I'm sure they could squeeze more episodes in before they get called up for war.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Frank Moyes on 28 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
Note in response to queries in other reviews, illustration of what is assumed to be actual cover shows that PILOT is included. Now worth ordering.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By karen on 30 Oct 2011
Format: DVD
This series is excellent, full of humour and of a life style all but gone. it is very entertaining and can be watched with the family of all ages. Good honest entertainment. cant wait for series 2! A must have for everyones collection.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By edna on 30 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
I love this programme!! They better had bring out series 2!!

The wedding episode is laugh out loud funny, as is most of the show!!!

best quote??

Congratulations Foggy!! Tha's just invented indoor camping!!

A classic!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jan on 6 July 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Love last of summer wine so thought I would buy first of simmer wine. I loved it, and would reccommend it to anyone who likes to watch last of summer wine seeing compo clegg and foggy when they were young hope there is more to come.
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