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Last of the Summer Wine


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by ROY CLARKE starring Michael Aldridge Bill Owen , Peter Sallis with Jane Freeman
Joe Gladwin , Kathy Staff in Set the People Free
Clegg and Compo are well used to the sight of Wally and Howard carrying out routine domestic chores under the close scrutiny of their wives - it's a sort of tradition. Unable simply to accept their plight, Seymour decides to help them escape for a few moments of freedom. All he needs is a good, well-thought-out plan.
Film cameraman ALAN STEVENS Film recordist RICHARD MERRICK Film editor ROBERT POOLE Designer STEPHAN PACZAI Produced and directed by ALAN J.W. BELL


Unknown: Roy Clarke
Unknown: Michael Aldridge
Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: Peter Sallis
Unknown: Jane Freeman
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kathy Staff
Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst
Unknown: Alan Stevens
Unknown: Richard Merrick
Editor: Robert Poole
Designer: Stephan Paczai
Directed By: Alan J.W. Bell
Clegg: Peter Salus
Howard: Robert Fyfe
Pearl: Juliette Kaplan
Compo: Bill Owen
Seymour: Michael Aldridge
Ivy: Jane Freeman
Crusher: Jonathan Linsley
Wally Batty: Joe Gladwin
Nora Batty: Kathy Staff
Wesley: Gordon Wharmby
Husband: Geoffrey Colvile
Wife: Margaret Stallard

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