Scottish actor Robert played hapless Howard from 1985-2010. Since leaving the show he has appeared in Misfits as Harry in 2009, and in Coronation Street in 2012 as Malcolm Lagg. Robert is alive and kicking and is currently 95 years old. Jean Fergusson as Marina and Robert Fyfe as Howard Sibshaw in Last of the Summer Wine. In 2014 she auctioned off the famous pushbike that appeared with her in the show. She also appeared in Coronation Street, Open All Hours and The Benny Hill Show. Jane died from lung cancer aged 81 on March 9, 2017. Dame Thora in Summer Wine, left, and Last of the Sun, in 2002. Kathy played Nora from the pilot episode in 1973 until 2008, the year she died of a brain tumour. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The Blades have failed to win any of their first eight Premier League matches this season which has left them bottom of the table. Her death aged 74 was confirmed on November 15, 2019. She also appeared in a one-actor show as Pearl, touring around British theatres. He died aged 88 in a nursing home in Wanstead, London, in 2015. He was awarded the OBE in 2007 for services to drama. He also played Blakey in On The Buses and appeared as a guest in One Foot In the Grave, 2point4 Children and The All New Alexei Sayle Show. In 2015 she appeared in Coronation Street as Agnes Tinker. Please ignore rumors and hoaxes. He also appeared in Gosford Park in 2001, alongside Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott-Thomas. John played Ivy's husband Sid from 1973. She also played Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street, from 1964 to 1987. She left the show briefly after Compo actor Bill Owen died in 1999, but later returned. Her final television appearance was in 1985 as Florence Jones in Letty, and in film as Mrs Kibble in 1985's Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe. 1962–present. He was best known for his role as Captain Peacock in Are You Being Served? She won BAFTA best actress awards for her rolers in two of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads monologues, and again for TV film Lost for Words. He was born in Alloa, Scotland. Michael played the 'third man' of the Summer Wine trio between 1973 and 1975. If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. These local historians want to hear from you! He played Howard although I didn't follow the show closely enough to know if Howard was an original character /cast member. But I … Michael Bates, right, in the first episode of Last of the Summer Wine in 1972, Brian Wilde Actor was in Last Of The Summer Wine Sitting in chair Dbase. In 1983 he recorded a novelty song with his Summer Wine co-star Kathy Staff, called Nora Batty's Stockings. Holmfirth became a tourist destination thanks to the show, with fans visiting Nora Batty's cottage and Sid's Cafe. image caption Robert Fyfe played Pearl's husband Howard. He took up acting while serving with the RAF during World War II and trained at RADA after the end of the war. … He later appeared in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, from 1974-1977. He is known internationally for voicing Wallace in the Wallace and Gromit films. He died aged 92 in 2013. The antics of Compo, Cleggy and Foggy are a tonic on a cosy evening when you've had enough of the doom and gloom of the day's news. Wakefield-born Jean acted in Summer Wine from 1985-2010, and also appeared in Coronation Street in 1999 as Mrs Mallett and again from 2010-2011 as Dorothy Hoyle. She celebrated her 80th birthday on October 2, 2019, but she sadly died just over a week later on October 10. You can unsubscribe at any time. Our. Her last work was for BBC Radio 7 - a monologue written for her by Alan Bennett entitled Last of the Sun. His last television appearance was in 2017, when he played Bernard in Sky 1 sitcom Carters Get Rich alongside Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek. Robert Fyfe Death Fact Check. The Very Last of the Summer Wine ; The actress was born in Bournemouth but moved … He died aged 59 in 1983, from throat cancer. Stephen played Smiler from 1988 to 2007, when ill health forced him to retire. Take a look back and find out all about those famous faces. His last television appearance was in 2017, when he played Bernard in Sky 1 sitcom … This story was first published in May 2016 but is regularly updated. He starred as Mr Barrowclough in Porridge from the pilot episode onwards. He also appeared in Cloud Atlas in 2012 as Old Salty Dog, Mr Meeks and Prescient 1. He was the only cast member to appear in every episode of Summer Wine. Written by Roy Clarke, the show first appeared on our screens in 1973. A look at the Last of the Summer Wine cast, Never miss a thing from across Yorkshire! Her death aged 74 was confirmed on November 15, 2019. died just over a week later on October 10, Parents’ fury as school run over wooden bridge to cost them £600 a year, Residents near to Aldwark Toll Bridge have been outraged at the new owner of the bridge's decision to increase the cost from 40p to 80p per use, The beautiful town in the Yorkshire Dales that weirdly isn't in Yorkshire, But some residents won't accept it's no longer part of God's Own Country, Educating Yorkshire stars mourn death of 'hugely popular' teaching assistant at Dewsbury school, Mr Burton wrote to parents: "In short, she was a wonderful human being, and we will miss her greatly. He is buried in the churchyard of St John's Parish Church, Upperthong. ‘They were looking for a blowsy blonde,’ said Fergusson. But what happened to the favourite characters whose adventures keep so many people entertained?