Nora Batty: Calling all battleaxes

Dec 19, 2008 Full story: Telegraph.co.uk

It's sad that Kathy Staff has died, not least because, as Nora Batty in Last of the Summer Wine, she was the last of the great battleaxes.

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Stuart Nutten

Southampton, UK

#1 Jan 27, 2009
With Nora and Compo both gone, I think it's about time the show came to an end. It's long had it's day and can't go on forever; sometimes it's best to quit while you're ahead!!
RELKO

United States

#2 Feb 6, 2009
Stuart Nutten wrote:
With Nora and Compo both gone, I think it's about time the show came to an end. It's long had it's day and can't go on forever; sometimes it's best to quit while you're ahead!!
Sorry Stuart, you know Nutten. This show should go on. Like new leaves on trees. Like new flowers each year grow. Like the snow, wind and rain. It can go on I wished it did. Here in the USA TV is garbage. We put in Summer wine tapes to fell normal. Send them here to the States or Colonies,

Since: Feb 08

Franklin County, PA

#3 Feb 10, 2009
I'm sorry Stuart, but if there is only ONE (or two)
"good" episodes out of 6, or ONE laugh in an episode, so be it (for me)! Better than most US shows.

No, it won't go on forever, Roy Clarke is mortal. But, you don't like Howard and Pearl and Marina, Entwhistle, even Brian Murphy's characters nor Thornton's?

I'll take the theater-derived laughtrack and the show in front of it over most US "comedies" any day. And, I grew up in the Golden Age of TV...

Sorry to dump on you!

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