In another episode, the title of which escapes me at the moment, Sid was speculating on ways to shed Ivy and said to Compo, "Your wife left you, didn't she?" Compo replied, "She run off with a fizzin' Pole." (Which the subtitles render as "fishin' pole".) She left very soon after World War II, while there were still a great many Polish refugees in the UK, so she wouldn't have had to go far to find one to run off with.
I've just watched this I'm not sure if anyone else has managed to take a fresh look at it. The wonderful thing about watching this wonderful comedy is you always spot something new.
For what it's worth, my favorite book about LOTSW is 'from the directors chair' by no less than the great Alan J W Bell.
A real insight about the goings on & conflicts behind the scenes.
Of Funerals and Fish is my favorite episode of the entire series, even after having seen all of the episodes myriad times. It'll be interesting to see which episode you settle on after having seen all of them.
You can get this book on the Kindle, that's how I read it, that will probably work out much more cost effective. Although I appreciate e-books aren't the same as having your own copy tho.That's a book which goes for big money on the secondary market. I'm on the hunt for a decently-priced copy, though.
Even though it's early in my Summer Wine viewing, there are a handful of episodes I will never forget (more on those later). Summer Wine has a way of keeping itself in the viewer's memory. I remember the first time I stopped to watch an-already underway episode: Foggy, Clegg, and Compo were having a philosophical conversation while leaning on one of those slate(?) fences. Of course, that could be almost any episode with Foggy in it! While watching the scene, I felt that the series was something with ongoing plotlines. Thankfully, it wasn't; it was yet another of those great interactions the Trio have courtesy of Roy Clarke's pen.