Last Of The Summer Wine

UKTV – Sundays from 17 April, 7pm

Britain’s longest running comedy returns with the final series, following the hilarious misadventures of a group of men who never seem to grow up.

This charming series, set in glorious countryside and packed with slapstick humour, sees the return of favourite characters Hobbo, Alvin, Entwistle, Clegg and Truly. They go through life full of good intentions, but their antics always seem to get them into trouble as the women in their lives try to keep them in line.

This series it’s clear the team’s talents don’t lie in marriage guidance. Hobbo’s hapless schemes backfire when he tries to help Toby win back both his ex-wife and his beloved Jaguar car. Meanwhile, Howard finds himself homeless when his love life falls apart and wife Pearl throws him out. Acting on the well-intentioned but useless advice of Hobbo and the gang, he resorts to increasingly desperate measures to try and win Pearl over. If he doesn’t succeed, a tent on the moors could become his permanent residence!

Starring: Russ Abbot (The Sarah Jane Adventures; The Russ Abbot Show), Peter Sallis (Wallace & Gromit), Burt Kwouk (Honest; The Wrong Door; The Pink Panther), June Whitfield (Doctor Who; Absolutely Fabulous).

UKTV – Fridays from 6 February, 7.30pm

Clegg, Truly and Alvin are back with their usual attacks on the routine of life in the 30th series of Britain’s longest-running comedy.

In this series Entwistle helps Howard display the extraordinary powers of his finger that can floor an opponent in judo at a stroke. Elsewhere, Marina and the Librarian, Miss Davenport, happen upon a retired jewel thief who enchants them with implausible tales of his adventures on the Riviera but his skills prove useful when Aunty Wainwright is locked out of her safe.

Other episodes see Howard discovering that an old flame aims to take him up on promises he allegedly made at a party, Barry is given the onerous task of taking an elderly vicar out for the day, and two unwilling policemen demonstrate their impressive ability to avoid trouble.

Stars Peter Sallis (Wallace and Grommit) and Frank Thornton (Are You Being Served?)