Last of the Summer Wine : Should the programme have ended sooner?

Should the programme have ended sooner?

Why things carried on after Foggy's second departure I'll never know. It became a little desperate and something of a botch.

Re: Should the programme have ended sooner?

Couldn't disagree more.

I was always a Foggy man, through and through. But with a series link set up I have managed to watch all of the Truly era series and they are great fun. The Truly era is on "Gold" and the Foggy series are on "Drama" and the current series is every bit as funny.

I think what saved the program was that it became an ensemble show. Rather like League of Gentlemen for an older audience.

The coppers, Howard and Marina, Barry and Glenda, The Trio, Entwhistle, The ladies who lunch, Auntie / Smiler / Tom and so on. Each had a part to play in every episode in the way that Eli would pop up in the middle episodes.

It was clever in the way it metamorphosed from a program ABOUT three old men into a program WITH three old men. I think the multiple storylines and characters saved the show rather than ruined it.

'tler

Re: Should the programme have ended sooner?

I think Truly was, if anytime no, even funnier than Foggy ever was. They even did a good job of making up the loss of Compo. Only the final two years sagged a bit....when Clegg and Truly were no longer a part of the main group due to age.

Re: Should the programme have ended sooner?

I'm not being funny none of them aged well,Bill Owen from the first season looked exactly the same in the later seasons,He was born old,and Peter Salis from season 1 right through the later seasons look exactly the same he looked 60 in season in the later seasons right to the last season he still looked 60 he was born middle age.

Re: Should the programme have ended sooner?

I also disagree, I personally find some of the episodes from the last few years a lot funnier than some of the earlier ones.
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