First of the Summer Wine is a sitcom?ÿwritten by Roy Clarke?ÿthat aired on BBC1. The pilot originally aired on 3 January 1988, and the first series of episodes followed on 4 September 1988. The show ran for two series of six episodes each, with the final episode airing on 8 October 1989. The pilot episode was produced and directed by Gareth Gwenlan. Both series of episodes were produced and directed by Mike Stephens. The BBC?ÿhas never shown repeats of the show, although repeats do occasionally appear in the UK on satellite?ÿstation Gold?ÿThe show was broadcast in Australia?ÿon the Austrailian Broadcasting Corporation?ÿnetwork in the early 1990s.
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