Last of the Summer Wine's fifth series originally aired on BBC1 between 18 September and 30 October 1979. All episodes from this series were written by Roy Clarke and produced and directed by Sydney Lotterby.
The fifth series was something of a departure; it was the first to include two-part episodes and introduced a small number of new characters such as Compo's oft-mentioned but never seen nephew and was also notable for an increase in the more physical comedy for which the programme would become more well-known latterly.
The fifth series was released on DVD in region 2 as a combined box set with series 6 on 5 March 2007.
Foggy takes Compo and Clegg on a nostalgic trip to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
Foggy has a vision to put a flag in a prominent place on the great British landscape-but first he needs a flag and a flagpole.
Foggy collects his flag and achieves his vision. his dream is achieved.
When Sid and Wally are seen disappearing into the woods their wives wonder what they're up to.
Anyone criticising Yorkshire is rousing old Yorkshire ghosts-Clegg for one is very superstitious, so he doesn't want to wake up old ghosts like the local myth Earnshaw
Compo contemplates the sport of hang-gliding. Nora gets Wally to take her out for a meal.
Compo gets his hang-glider-courtesy of Wally Batty.
Foggy decides to beat the Christmas rush-in the middle of summer. He ends up being conned by Big Eric who sells him 100 Christmas trees for 10. A bargain? Not when they are crawling with insects!
Christmas isn't what it used to be, so the trio decide to look for two old school chums to help recapture the spirit of their youth.