The much-loved TV sitcom Last of the Summer Wine may have been set in West Yorkshire, but most of its stars were born and bred in Manchester.

No less than seven of the major characters, ranging from the redoubtable Nora Batty to war veteran Walter ‘Foggy’ Dewhurst, were played by local actors and actresses.

How well do you remember them? Why not test your knowledge and compare your score with friends?

Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books on the 1950, 60s and 70s.
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Dukinfield actress Kathy Staff portrayed battle-axe Nora Batty to perfection in Last of the Summer Wine, complete with trademark wrinkled stockings. But what character did she play in the Midlands-based soap opera Crossroads?

Kathy Staff
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Oldham actress Dora Bryan, Ros Utterthwaite in Last of the Summer Wine, was born in which year?

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Stretford actor John Comer, pictured, played Sid the café owner in Last of the Summer Wine. What was his role in Emmerdale?

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Brian Wilde, born in Ashton-under-Lyne, played which character in Porridge as well as well as Walter ‘Foggy’ Dewhurst in Last of the Summer Wine?

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Manchester actor Gordon Wharmby, pictured, portrayed tinkering mechanic Wesley Pegden in Last of the Summer Wine. Which famous actress played Wesley’s nagging wife Edie?

Gordon Wharmby
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As well as appearing in Last of the Summer Wine, Urmston actress Lynda Baron was famous for her portrayal of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in Open All Hours. Who played her ardent admirer, shopkeeper Albert E. Arkwright?

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Famous for making the character of Hilda Ogden a national icon in Coronation Street, who did Jean Alexander play in Last of the Summer Wine?

Jean Alexander
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In which year was Last of the Summer Wine first broadcast?

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Ordsall actor Joe Gladwin, pictured, played Fred Jackson in Coronation Street. What was his role in Last of the Summer Wine?

Last of the Summer Wine
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How many episodes of Last of the Summer wine were made in total over its run of 31 series?

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