Aldi Prosecco Reviewed!

Now time to review Aldi’s Prosecco…  three in one!  

Organic Prosecco – £7.99

Aldi say its “…Eco-friendly fizz sourced from the Corvezzo family’s 150-hectare estate, 30km north-east of Venice. Grown with no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyard, the grapes are predominately hand picked and gently pressed to ensure only the highest quality of juice is used. The winery is also committed to using renewable energy wherever possible.”  Wasn’t my favourite in truth… read on to find my Aldi prosecco of choice…

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante – £7.99

Light and refreshing with pleasing bubbles, attractive autumn fruits and delicate floral touches. Good acidity and a light creamy flavour. This is a stylish and gloriously attractive Italian sparkler.

Decided to get this prosecco tested during a party at our house earlier this year.  As for scores on this one, this came out on top out of the three!  I gave it a 6 out of 10, it had plenty of bubbles, and for me, it had a nice taste to it.  The lowest score out of the five testers was 6 out of 10, the highest score was 7 1/2 – 33 out of 50 in total.  But, for less than £8, it’s great for any celebration – and certainly good value.  Problem is, we soon had an empty bottle!

Belletti Prosecco Spumante – £5.79

Aldi say “…it’s the ideal partner for refined appetizers and delicate fish, white meats and fresh cheese dishes. Citrus fruit and flowery features characterise this wine’s scent.”

Again, my favourite was the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante – but, for less than £6, this would be attractive for the price.  For a couple of pounds more, I would upgrade and buy the Valdobbiadene, but let me know if you think differently!

Once again, thanks to Aldi for the samples – my comments are my own… if you like the reviews, please let me know.  Bottles available in Aldi stores – stocks permitting.  Chris

Sport on Freeview Up to July 7th 2017

Hello all, welcome to this week’s blog.  Sorry for the delay in getting this uploaded – but normal service has now resumed!  There is a LOT of sport in the next ten/eleven days, so will keep adding it – come back for more updates to this page!  Please note, Front Runner has now closed on Freeview Channel 91.  Chris

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LIVE SPORT ON S4C – TUESDAY 27 JUNE – MONDAY 3 JULY

 SATURDAY 1 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 1

As one of the official broadcasters of the 2017 Tour de France, S4C will have live coverage and highlights from every stage of the epic race. This year’s Grand Depart takes place in Germany, where the cyclists kick off the race with a 114km individual time trial in Düsseldorf. Rhodri Gomer-Davies will present live coverage, while Llinos Lee brings the latest news from the peloton, as it happens. Catch all the action from the stage in the Seiclo highlights programme at 22.00.

 

SUNDAY 2 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 2

Day two action from Le Tour de France – a sprinter’s stage, 203km from Düsseldorf to LiègeHighlights at 22.00.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

MONDAY 3 JULY

 

13.00 SEICLO: SEICLO: LE TOUR DE FRANCE – STAGE 3

Stage three of Le Tour is a challenging one, which is sure to separate the sprinters from the climbers – 212km from Verviers to Longwy.Highlights at 22.00.

 

ALSO with S4C showing highlights of every match of the British and Lions’ tour to New Zealand, viewers can watch all the action from the match between the Lions and the Hurricanes at 22.00 on Tuesday 27 June. Join Catrin Heledd and our team of pundits for full highlights and analysis. (S)

 

AND all the action from the vital second test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions comes from the Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Having suffered defeat in the first test in Auckland, the task facing the visitors to avoid a series defeat at the hands of the present world champions is simply colossal. Join Catrin Heledd and the team from 19.30 on Saturday 1 July, for extended highlights and analysis, with commentary from Wyn Gruffydd and Dafydd Jones. (S)

 

AND watch highlights of the 8th round of the World Rally Championship from Poland in the company of Emyr Penlan, on Ralïo+. Plus, as the BRC travels to Ypres for the first time in its history, we’ll be keeping an eye on the Welshmen competing in the 4th round. Watch from 18.30 on Monday 3 July.

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Tuesday June 27th 2017:
12:30 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Wimbledon Qualifying LIVE

13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

Wednesday June 28th 2017:
11:00 – 13:15
BBC Red Button
World Taekwondo Championships

13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

13:15 – 17:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Wimbledon Qualifying LIVE

19:00 – 21:00
BT Showcase
America’s Cup Highlights

Thursday June 29th 2017:
13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

Friday June 30th 2017:
13:00 – 17:15
BBC Two
Tennis – Eastbourne Tournament LIVE

17:00 – 19:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Eastbourne International

Saturday July 1st 2017:
13:30 – 16:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – From Newcastle and Newmarket

14:00 – 18:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 1

Sunday July 2nd 2017:
11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 2

13:00 – 17:00
BBC Two
Athletics
World Championship Team Trials LIVE

18:30 – 21:30
ITV
Football
Confederations Cup Final LIVE

Monday July 3rd 2017:
11:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 3

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 1 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel FIve
Moto GP Highlights
From Germany

19:00 – 20:00
ITV4
Tour De France
Highlights of Stage 3

Tuesday July 4th 2017:
11:00 – 16:30
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 4

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 2 of Tennis Coverage

Wednesday July 5th 2017:
12:00 – 16:45
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 5

13:00 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 3 of Tennis Coverage

Thursday July 6th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 6

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 4 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

Friday July 7th 2017:
11:00 – 17:00
ITV4
Tour De France LIVE
Coverage of Stage 7

11:30 – 20:30
BBC Two
Wimbledon LIVE
Day 5 of Tennis Coverage

19:00 – 20:00
Channel Five
Cricket Highlights – England v South Africa

21:00 – 01:00
ITV4
Darts – World Series
Coverage from Shanghai of the latest World Series tournament.

Front Runner Closed on Freeview

Statement below from Front Runner – sad news, I did enjoy Indoor League, British GT and their Darts coverage.  I hope it will be added to a platform soon, where I can once again view the channel.  Chris

Front Runner, the nation’s only free-to-air sports channel, is no longer on Freeview channel 91, but is still available without subscription on Sky 468 and 469 and more platforms will be added in time.

We’re very excited by our new strategic plans to bring more sport to UK homes and can’t wait to share our plans with you shortly.

In the meantime, we have a whole host of adrenaline-action sports for you on Front Runner including our latest addition of Lucha Libre AAA wrestling along with channel favourites such as Poker Nights in America, darts, motorsport, Greyhound racing and much, much more.

Be sure to stay tuned to our social media accounts for the latest news and scheduling times.

You can find us on Facebook here: https://business.facebook.com/frontrunnertv/?business_id=345838745755965

And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrontRunnerTV

Snooker on Eurosport This Season!

Watch Snooker This Season On Eurosport Player

The 2017/18 season is underway and snooker fans throughout Europe can watch the sport anywhere and on any device through the Eurosport Player, the leading live and on-demand digital sport platform.

Eurosport Player is available to download and watch in 52 markets and in 20 languages, offering fans an all-access pass to immerse themselves in the greatest events on the global sporting calendar.

Look at the table below to see which snooker tournaments will be covered by the Eurosport Player this season.

With live and on-demand content available anytime, fans can experience sport in the way that they enjoy best and access enhanced live features, such as additional feeds and camera angles.

Fans across Europe can subscribe, with fantastic value for money and the chance to watch the best snooker stars on the planet battling for the most prestigious trophies. Head to eurosportplayer.com for more information on how to sign up for the service.

Calendar of events (all tournaments and dates are provisional and subject to change)

Tournament

Dates

Kaspersky Riga Masters

June 23-25

World Cup

July 3-9

Indian Open, Shanghai Masters and European Masters qualifiers

August 1-9

China Championship

August 16-22

Paul Hunter Classic

August 25-27

Six Reds World Championship

September 4-9

Indian Open

September 12-16

Shanghai Masters (subject to name change)

September 18-24

International Championship qualifiers

September 26-30

European Masters

October 2-8

English Open

October 16-22

International Championship

October 29 to November 5

Northern Ireland Open

November 20-26

Betway UK Championship

November 28 to December 10

Scottish Open

December 11-17

German Masters qualifiers

December 19-22

Dafabet Masters

January 14-21

China Open qualifiers

January 26-29

German Masters

January 31 to February 4

Coral Shoot Out

February 8-11*

Ladbrokes World Grand Prix

February 19-25*

Welsh Open

February 26 to March 4

Gibraltar Open

March 9-11

Ladbrokes Players Championship

March 19-25*

China Open

April 2-8

Betfred World Championship qualifiers

April 11-18

Betfred World Championship

April 21 to May 7

*Not available in the UK

Sykes – Complete Series DVD Review

Sykes – The Complete Series DVD Review

Released Monday June 26th 2017

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And now, courtesy of Network DVD – you can watch Sykes, the classic BBC sitcom – starring Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques.  Network DVD’s catalogue is full of great titles – my shelves are bursting with Benny Hill, On The Buses, The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club and many more.  Sykes is another gem for any TV collector.
The last time ‘Sykes’ had a repeat run on TV was on early mornings on GOLD, but that was at least a couple of years ago.  BBC2 screened a selection of episodes back in the mid 1990’s – and that’s when I first came across the series, and loved it instantly.  I don’t understand why the show isn’t repeated now on Drama or Yesterday, instead of the same few classic sitcoms they do repeat.  Having watched these DVD’s, I can assure you, it’s as funny as ever.

 

The first colour series was released by Network many years ago, and then deleted – with no further episodes being released for a long time. Thankfully, that’s now changed. 68 episodes are available on this release, containing all seven colour series from the sitcom’s run.
Now to clarify something which a couple of people had asked me about whilst I was reviewing this title. There was a previous series, ‘Sykes and a…’ which ran from 1960-1965. 59 episodes were made in monochrome, but only 25 of these survive. However, these are not in this boxset, the episodes included start from 1972. But, bear in mind that 43 of the Sykes colour episodes were remakes of scripts from the 1960’s series!
Series One even includes some DVD extras, just like Network’s original release did. The behind the scenes footage from 1972 is absolutely brilliant, and this continues throughout the three discs of Series One. There’s also a short feature to show how Series One was restored by Network, before being released on DVD – a great deal of work going into the original Series One release.
From Series Two to Seven (the series never before commercially available), there are no extras. But all of the classic episodes, including the Christmas Specials throughout its run.
My favourite episodes are ‘Six Million Dollar Sykes’ from Series Seven – who shows Sykes as the Bionic Man! Stranger from Series One, featuring Peter Sellers is an absolute classic. ‘Window Smasher’ is another favourite of mine.
One of the show’s great characters was neighbour Mr. Brown, played by Richard Wattis – who sadly passed away before the fourth series was made. Derryck Guyler was also brilliant as Corky, the neighbourhood policeman.
Hattie Jacques, who starred along Eric Sykes, sadly died the year after Sykes ended – on 6th October 1980, aged just 58.
There’s over 32 hours of comedy in this boxset – RRP is £89.99. You can purchase the series at http://networkonair.com/coming-soon/2604-sykes-the-complete-series

Chris

S4C Sport Update!

Hello all – check out news of sport on S4C for this week, and live football games for the start of next season.  Chris

 

LIVE SPORT ON S4C 

SUNDAY 25 JUNE

 

11.00 CARDIFF TRIATHLON, live on Facebook Live – www.facebook.com/s4cchwaraeon.

With over 1,400 participants expected to line up in the Bay, S4C will be showing live coverage of the Cardiff Triathlon via Facebook Live for the first time ever. Lowri Morgan will present the coverage.

 

Watch highlights of the race on S4C at 22.00 on Monday 26 June. (S)

 

ALSO with S4C showing highlights of every match of the British and Lions’ tour to New Zealand, viewers can watch all the action from the match between the Lions and the Chiefs at 22.00 on Tuesday 20 June. Join Catrin Heledd and our team of pundits for full highlights and analysis. (S)

 

AND all the action from the vital first test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions comes from Eden Park, Auckland. The task facing the visitors is daunting to say the least – New Zealand haven’t lost a test match here since 1994! Join Catrin Heledd and the team from 19.30 on Saturday 24 June, for highlights and analysis, with commentary from Wyn Gruffydd and Dafydd Jones. (S)

Forthcoming Football on S4C

Back of the net! Online matches and Friday night football on Sgorio for 2017/18 WPL fixtures

S4C’s flagship football show Sgorio has announced its first raft of live televised Welsh Premier League (WPL) matches for the 2017/18 season, as well as some additional matches which will be shown exclusively online.

Between the start of the season and the end of September, Sgorio, S4C and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) have selected matches from different competitions to be shown live on various platforms.

During the first block of games Sgorio will be experimenting with live televised games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as showing additional WPL matches online on Thursday nights.

The Sgorio season will start on Sunday, 13 August with a trip to Jenner Park as newly-promoted Barry Town host Aberystwyth Town in their first match in the top flight since 2004. On the following Saturday, 19 August, champions The New Saints will welcome Bala Town to Park Hall live on S4C.

S4C will show live Friday night football from the WPL for the first time ever on 25 August, when Bangor City go head-to-head with last season’s Huws Gray Alliance champions, Prestatyn Town, at the Bangor University Stadium.

The attention will turn to the international fixtures at the start of September with Wales’ double header against Austria (02/09) and Moldova (05/09) both live on S4C.

Sandwiched between the two World Cup qualifiers will be a live Irn-Bru Cup second round fixture as TNS and Connah’s Quay both join the competition on Sunday, 3 September.

On Thursday, 7 September, Llandudno v Prestatyn will be available to watch live on our website or on Facebook Live. The match between Barry Town and Carmarthen Town will also be streamed live on the web on Thursday, 21 September. Two days later, on Saturday, 23 September, Aberystwyth Town will battle with Bangor City live on S4C at Park Avenue.

Live Sgorio fixtures:

13/08 – Barry Town v Aberystwyth (17:15) – S4C
19/08 – TNS v Bala Town (17:15) – S4C
25/08 – Bangor v Prestatyn (19:30) – S4C
02/09 – Wales v Austria (19:45) – S4C
03/09 – Irn-Bru Cup 2nd Round – S4C
21/09 – Barry Town v Carmarthen (19:45) – WEB
23/09 – Aberystwyth v Bangor (17:15) – S4C
30/09 – TBC

06/10 – Georgia v Wales (17:00) – S4C
09/10 – Wales v RO. Ireland (19:45) – S4C

Sky Sports on Now TV – Reviewed for 2017

Time to take a look at Sky’s Now TV offering of Sky Sports – many thanks to Sky for giving me the opportunity to review.

http://www.nowtv.com/watch-sky-sports-online?referrer=skysportsnowtv&DCMP=KNC-Brand-skysportsnowtv-Sport-NOWTV-NC-Google&gclid=CPCy5paNzdQCFaO87QodymcFkQ – check out this link for offers and prices, well worth a look.

I’ll admit that sport took a back step for me when I got the Week Pass last month.  A couple of days after watching Bradford City v Millwall in the League One Play Off Final, there was the tragic events at Manchester Arena.  Like many, I was glued to the news for the rest of the week.

But, I did enjoy the weekend’s sport when I activated my Sky Sports Week Pass – there’s six great channels to choose from – with extensive sport 24 hours a day on each channel.  Cue Sky Sports 1 -5 and Sky Sports F1.  Many readers have asked me – “What about Sky Sports Mix?” – is this on Now TV?  Sadly, that’s a no.  At the moment there are “no plans” to add Sky Sports Mix to the Now TV offering either – hopefully this will change in the future.

But, back to the channels you can receive.  I was really impressed with the picture quality and sound – not only that, but the choice is unique to Sky Sports.  If you have BT Sport then you can receive four subscription channels including Box Nation, but six channels means an unprecedented amount of coverage.  Quite literally, there’s something for everyone.

£6.99 for a Sky Sports Day Pass is great value for money.  Take the Bradford Play Off as an example.  I know many people that paid a lot more to get down to Wembley to watch the game.  Sky’s coverage was excellent, and for 24 hours of sports coverage, £6.99 is less than what it costs for a cinema ticket these days.  For just £4 more, you can purchase a Sky Sports Week Pass, which is great during the Premier League season – and Sky Sports has more games than any other broadcaster.

For £33.99, you can purchase a Sky Sports Monthly Pass, which for just over £1 a day, I think, is really good value, and I have to admit, I’m tempted to subscribe!  My wife buys the Daily Mail every day – and just for a few pence more, you can have access to six sports channels, 24 hours a day, all year round.

Well worth checking out – and if you have the Now TV Sky Sports offerings, please do let me know what you think!  Keep your comments coming!

Chris

BT Showcase This Week

Hello all – You can find BT Showcase on Freeview Channel 115 – if you can receive Freeview HD channels, then you should be able to receive BT Showcase.

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Here’s an update of the BT Showcase spreadsheet – detailing everything that’s been on the channel since it started.  Help me with the America’s Cup coverage!  I’ve tried my best with times etc whilst I was on holiday, but if you can see any errors, drop me a comment below and I’ll update.  Chris

BT Showcase Schedule Updated 16.06.17

 

Sunday June 18th 2017:

15:45 – 17:45

Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

 

Monday June 19th 2017:

19:00 – 21:00

Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

 

 

 

Sport on Freeview Up To June 23rd 2017

Hello all – back from my holidays, all refreshed – and welcome to this week’s blog.  Lots of great sport this week, and will add a couple of updates to the listings over the weekend, so please do come back.  Let us know your comments below – keep in touch, Chris

Friday June 16th 2017:
20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
Isle of Man TT – Review Show Two

21:30 – 22:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

Saturday June 17th 2017:
07:05 – 08:00
Channel Four
Triathlon
From Blenheim Palace.

13:30 – 16:00
ITV4
ITV Racing Live
From York, Musselburgh and Sandown.

13:30 – 15:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

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14:20 – 17:05
BBC One
Rugby League Challenge Cup LIVE
Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

16:30 – 19:30
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

19:30 – 20:30
Lions Rugby Union Tour
The Tour returns to North Island and the Rotorua International Stadium for the match between the Maori All Blacks and the Lions. This is considered to be the unofficial Test Match as the proud Maori Nation take to the international stage. Join Catrin Heledd, Jamie Robinson and Deiniol Jones for analysis with Gareth Rhys Owen and Gwyn Jones providing commentary on the highlights.

20:00 – 22:30
BBC Two
Rugby Union LIVE
Argentina v England – the Second Test.

20:00 – 21:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

Sunday June 18th 2017:
09:30 – 14:45
ITV4
Le Mans LIVE
The closing stages of this year’s race.

09:45 – 13:00
BBC Red Button
Rowing World Cup from Poznan

10:00 – 11:00
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:00 – 14:30
Quest
Le Mans LIVE

13:30 – 14:30
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

13:45 – 16:00
S4C
Under 20’s Rugby
WORLD RUGBY UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP
Having followed Wales Under 20s’ journey along every step of the competition, S4C will show the team’s final match live from the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. Broadcast time and confirmation of Wales’ opponents will be given following Wales’ 5th place semi-final match against Scotland on Tuesday. Viewers will also be able to watch the match live online at s4c.cymru or via the S4C Chwaraeon Facebook Live page.

14:00 – 21:00
Front Runner
England Open LIVE

14:30 – 17:00
BBC Two
Rugby League LIVE
Hull FC v Castleford Tigers – Challenge Cup

15:45 – 17:45
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

17:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Rowing

21:00 – 22:00
Front Runner
Indoor League.
Double Bill with Fred Trueman.

23:15 – 00:05
BBC Two
Cricket – Champions Trophy Final Highlights

Monday June 19th 2017:
12:00 – 13:00
BBC Two
Athletics
Diamond League highlights from Stockholm

12:30 – 13:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Australia v Germany

17:45 – 20:00
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

19:00 – 21:00
BT Showcase
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

23:15 – 00:15
BBC Two
Sailing – America’s Cup Highlights

Tuesday June 20th 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 1

20:00 – 21:00
ITV4
World Superbikes
Highlights from Misano, Italy.

Wednesday June 21st 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:10 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 2

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Russia v Portugal

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Mexico v New Zealand

19:00 – 20:30
Front Runner
AAA Wrestling

21:15 – 22:15
ITV4
British Superbikes
Highlights from Knockhill.

Thursday June 22nd 2017:
10:00 – 11:00
ITV4
ITV Racing – The Opening Show

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 3

15:30 – 18:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Cameroon v Australia

18:30 – 21:15
ITV4
Football – Confederations Cup Live
Germany v Chile

Friday June 23rd 2017:
09:55 – 11:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 1 LIVE

13:00 – 18:00
BBC Two
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

13:30 – 18:00
ITV
ITV Racing LIVE – Royal Ascot Day 4

13:55 – 15:35
Channel Four
Formula 1 – Azerbaijan Grand Prix Practice 2 LIVE

17:00 – 18:00
Front Runner
NZ Rally Championship

17:45 – 19:30
BBC Red Button
Tennis – Queens Club LIVE

Last of the Summer Wine – From the Beginning on Drama!

Sadly, Peter Sallis passed away recently – Sallis appeared in every single episode of the long-running BBC sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine’. So, what better way to celebrate Sallis’s career than to enjoy ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ from the very beginning? Drama Channel are repeating the show, from the pilot episode, from Friday June 16th, at 1pm and repeated at 6:40pm. With a choice of 295 episodes to show, and five episodes per week, it’s definitely one to put on series link!

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I’ve contacted UKTV to see if they plan on screening the Christmas Specials this time around as sometimes these are omitted. UKTV said they plan on screening “…some Christmas specials in August” and more at Christmas. From listings released so far, I can tell you that they’ll have reached the end of Series 3 by July 14th – which will be the 21st episode. Full details below of episodes confirmed so far, which may help.

Episode Number Episode Title Original TX Drama TX Confirmed
1 Pilot – Of Funerals and Fish 04/01/1973 16/06/2017
2 Series 1 – Short Back and Palais Glide 26/11/1973 19/06/2017
3 Inventor of the 40 Foot Ferret 06/12/1973 20/06/2017
4 Pate and Chips 20/12/1973 21/06/2017
5 Spring Fever 24/12/1973 22/06/2017
6 The New Mobile Trio 27/12/1973 23/06/2017
7 Hail Smiling Morn or Thereabouts 29/12/1973 26/06/2017
8 Series 2 – Forked Lightning 05/03/1975 27/06/2017
9 Who’s That Dancing with Nora Batty Then? 12/03/1975 28/06/2017
10 The Changing Face of Rural Blamire 19/03/1975 29/06/2017
11 Some Enchanted Evening 26/03/1975 30/06/2017
12 A Quiet Drink 02/04/1975 03/07/2017
13 Ballad for Wind Instruments and Canoe 09/04/1975 04/07/2017
14 Northern Flying Circus 16/04/1975 05/07/2017
15 Series 3 – The Man From Oswestry 27/10/1976 06/07/2017
16 Mending Stuart’s Leg 03/11/1976 07/07/2017
17 The Great Boarding House Bathroom

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10/11/1976 10/07/2017
18 Cheering Up Gordon 17/11/1976 11/07/2017
19 The Kink in Foggy’s Niblick 24/11/1976 12/07/2017
20 Going to Gordon’s Wedding 01/12/1976 13/07/2017
21 Isometrics and After 08/12/1976 14/07/2017