For his final wish, they get him to his lover's house, but when he passes away, they return him to his home so it looks as if he died in his own bed. Bell Roy Clarke 23 October 1988 1988-10-23 30 minutes After finding a valuable-looking object in a stream, Seymour is convinced it's part of robbers' swag, and sets out to recover the rest of the stolen items. Compo buys Nora Batty a hat. But is it really up to the job? They then just keep missing a returning Foggy. Meanwhile, Glenda decides that Barry and herself are fat and that something must be done before Gloria's wedding, and forces Barry to embark on a new fitness regime. Bell Roy Clarke 8 May 2005 2005-05-08 30 minutes Truly heads a search for a manager Clegg worked under in his youth, finding that even the tyrannous can harbour virtue.
Bell Roy Clarke 1 January 1986 1986-01-01 90 minutes Glenda, Edie and Wesley's daughter, is marrying the hapless but kind-hearted Barry. Bell Roy Clarke 28 December 1986 1986-12-28 35 minutes Seymour attempts to instil some magic into the festive season by dressing a reluctant Compo as Father Christmas. Bell Roy Clarke 10 February 2002 2002-02-10 30 minutes Both a reluctant Smiler and the police feel the need for speed, and Barry's legs may hold the key to the trio's enlightenment. Bell Roy Clarke 26 August 2007 2007-08-26 30 minutes Clegg reluctantly agrees to let Howard bring his new bicycle in to his house out of sight from Pearl, but is dismayed when he finds that it is a track bike. Hobbo is insistent that Howard just needs to remind Pearl of the good times. Bell Roy Clarke 20 January 2002 2002-01-20 30 minutes A dedicated groupie follows Billy, who stages a moving demonstration of his inherited skill with a bow and arrow. However, he died with a smile on his face.
Bell Roy Clarke 30 December 1984 1984-12-30 30 minutes Wesley needs some help. Bell Roy Clarke 8 June 1997 1997-06-08 30 minutes Foggy bets that Nora Batty will kiss Compo by the end of the day. Bell Roy Clarke 8 April 2001 2001-04-08 30 minutes Howard gets into a panic when he cannot find his shorts and is questioned about them by Pearl. Clegg, and then Barry, are recruited to dampen her enthusiasm. Clegg wonders if this information should be trusted.
Bell Roy Clarke 15 October 1995 1995-10-15 30 minutes The trio meet a man who wants to find the centre of magnetism in Yorkshire. In a later season, where the stunts were often the focal point of the episodes, this would almost be teasing the viewers, and it's refreshing that the predicted doesn't transpire. Bell Roy Clarke 6 January 2002 2002-01-06 30 minutes Glenda begins to worry when Barry becomes interested in a life in the fast lane. Bell Roy Clarke 20 December 1992 1992-12-20 30 minutes Foggy invents a new form of transport. At the same time, an old friend returned to Holmfirth - Brian Wilde was back as Foggy and he had some new ideas in store for Compo and Clegg.
The person who bestows the canoe upon them is failed canoeist Arnpepper, played by John F. Meanwhile, Marina helps Miss Davenport upgrade her appearance, and decides to seize the moment with Mr Waddle. It was sad to see the show go, but it would be even sadder two months later. Bell Roy Clarke 25 April 1999 1999-04-25 30 minutes The trio come across Billy Hardcastle, a man who believes he is a direct descendant of Robin Hood. Bell Roy Clarke 22 August 2010 2010-08-22 30 minutes Wondering if Pearl still loves him, Howard asks Hobbo to give her a peck on the cheek from him. The same episode introduced Michael Alridge as Seymour Utterwaithe. Meanwhile, Compo buys Nora Batty a hat.
In this final episode of the long-running comedy, everyone is getting ready for a wedding - prompting Howard and Pearl to look back at their relationship. Bell Roy Clarke 30 September 1990 1990-09-30 30 minutes After meeting Captain Zero, the human cannonball, the trio take him to the pub while his van is fixed. Bell Roy Clarke 2 May 1999 1999-05-02 30 minutes Marina finally gets fed up with Howard and swears off men entirely. Bell Roy Clarke 9 April 2000 2000-04-09 30 minutes Clegg finds himself having to model Howard's new wig after Pearl becomes suspicious. Bell Roy Clarke 8 February 1982 1982-02-08 30 minutes Foggy persuades Compo to buy a new pair of trousers, and Clegg to buy a Metal Detector.
However, the character's death was not mentioned until the 1986 New Year Special, Uncle Of The Bride. There was even more sad news in April the following year when Trevor Bannister died at his allotment. Bell Roy Clarke 3 September 1995 1995-09-03 30 minutes This time it's for real: Howard's had enough of Pearl and decides to leave home forever. Bell Roy Clarke 11 January 1982 1982-01-11 30 minutes After meeting car enthusiast Wesley Pegden, Compo volunteers to test drive his car, in order to impress Nora Batty. The episode was also the final acting turn for Clegg's actor Peter Sallis before his death in 2017. Glenda doesn't let him play indoors, so he has to find a spot outside to practise.
Bell Roy Clarke 25 October 1992 1992-10-25 30 minutes Howard asks Clegg to deliver a birthday card to Marina, and Foggy decides that it's time Compo got fit. Ivy also filmed only in-studio scenes. Bell Roy Clarke 2 February 2003 2003-02-02 30 minutes An old schoolmate's preparations for global warming are hampered by a drunk girlfriend and one very nervous driver. Bell Roy Clarke 27 April 1997 1997-04-27 30 minutes An unlucky chimney sweep is in town and Foggy finds him a good old fashioned chimney to sweep. The men pitch him a tent but Howard's isn't keen and goes for a meal with Glenda and Barry. Bell Roy Clarke 13 December 1992 1992-12-13 30 minutes Foggy buys a camcorder from Auntie Wainwright, and practices filming in the hills. Avery is flustered to drive the ladies on their outing.
Bell Roy Clarke 13 January 2002 2002-01-13 30 minutes Howard seeks a way to deal with a psychic phenomenon. Bell Roy Clarke 6 November 1988 1988-11-06 30 minutes Smiler is in hospital, and missing his beloved dog. Bell Roy Clarke 18 April 1999 1999-04-18 30 minutes Compo decides to take up horse riding to impress Nora Batty, and it's up to Clegg and Truly to help him thanks to Auntie Wainwright's special horse-riding promotion. The previous year, she had just left her 23 year role from Coronation Street as Hilda Ogden. Bell Roy Clarke 27 December 1983 1983-12-27 90 minutes The lads visit Sam in hospital, and agree to help him spend one last night with his 'other woman', Lilly Bless'er. Compo finds himself volunteered to test drive it. Bell Roy Clarke 27 July 2008 2008-07-27 30 minutes Eva, an old acquaintance of Alvin's makes an appearance, and proves to be just the woman to make Howard's life more complicated.
Bell Roy Clarke 15 June 1997 1997-06-15 30 minutes A mysterious beast has been spotted in the woods. Bell Roy Clarke 13 May 2001 2001-05-13 30 minutes Pearl finds a single blonde hair on one of Howard's shirts. Bell Roy Clarke 22 February 1987 1987-02-22 30 minutes Seymour volunteers the trio to help the Vicar and they are assigned to sell tickets for a production of Beatrix Potter. Bell Roy Clarke 29 December 1996 1996-12-29 45 minutes When the trio persistently interrupt spoof horror film in the area, the director has them recruited as extras, and they soon find they are in good company. Air Date : 15th-Aug-2010 Wondering if Pearl still loves him, Howard asks Hobbo to give her a peck on the cheek from him - only to become even more despondent when he sees his wife deliver a passionate kiss.