Compo, Clegg and Truly return for another season of comic adventures in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales. The trio is up to their usual antics: the men act to squelch rumors of marital infidelity as an innocent kiss provokes suspicions; Clegg experiments with a new hairpiece much to his friends' disdain; and the trio meets Belle, a woman who reads fortunes from a hubcap. This is sadly Compo's last season following the death of actor Bill Owen. Despite this unfortunate passing, the village unites, and Clegg and Truly are surprised to meet his long lost son!
Last Post and Pigeon
After Compo is snubbed for a reunion of Dunkerque veterans, the village collects money so Clegg, Compo, and Truly can revisit Compo's wartime memories.
Lipstick and Other Problems
When Barry's mouth is lipstick-smeared after giving Marina a lift, Truly, with the help of Compo and Clegg, comes up with the idea of a sponsored kiss to explain it. Meanwhile, Auntie Wainwright road tests a motorcycle at high speed, to the concern of the local police and Eli tries his hand at being a shop window dummy without even realising it.
Under the Rug
Howard has a wig delivered to Clegg's, but when Pearl is suspicious Clegg has to not only pretend ownership of it, but be seen wearing it, much to Truly's amusement. Howard is only persuaded to reclaim the wig after the trio arrange for Smiler to wear it and Marina to kiss him. Meanwhile Barry tries and fails to be master of his own home, and Compo offers himself to Nora Batty as a "limited sale".
Magic and the Morris Minor
An eccentric couple claim to be in touch with an ancient civilisation via a Morris Minor hubcap; the wife identifies Barry as The Chosen One, to Glenda's horror. Meanwhile, Howard gets a 2-way radio to keep in touch with Marina, and Auntie Wainwright summons the courage to buy Ivy's most expensive cream cake. (Compo is missing from the last third of the episode, apart from an already-filmed final scene).
Elegy for Fallen Wellies
First in a 3-part farewell to Bill Owen. Compo suffers a fatal heart attack when Nora turns up on his doorstep wearing chorus girl clothes for a charity pageant. Of all the regular cast members (each remembering him in their own way), Clegg is the most upset at not saying goodbye, so Truly organises a human tableau spelling out "SEE YA COMPO" on the hillside. Meanwhile Howard sees Pearl in her outfit and is tortured to find his wife more attractive than his girlfriend he is relieved when Pearl returns to her dowdy everyday self.
Surprise at Throstlenest
Clegg, Truly, Wesley and Barry take Compo's ferrets to their new home, with an old friend who shared Compo's passion for ferrets.
Just a Small Funeral
The village unites for Compo's funeral. Nora and Ivy see him in his coffin, still with a smile. Reggie Unsworth (in her 2nd and final appearance) turns up and drags Howard off to find her some black clothes to wear, but has to use Auntie Wainwright's "Emergency Sales mobile number". Pearl and Marina meet, shopping for black outfits. Edie forces Wesley to practice walking in his suit "as if it was natural". Barry wants any kind of noise in his car so Wesley can't hear the engine. Finally, Compo is buried with his wellies on the coffin, as the cortège winds slowly through his favourite scenery.
From Here to Paternity
Compo's long lost son (played by Bill Owen's real life son), arrives in the village, hoping to be reunited with his father. Who's going to break the bad news?
Some Vans Can Make you Deaf
Like father like son- Tom has the rest of the locals attempt to repair his dilapidated van, whilst making sure he doesn't have to do anything!
The first in a two-parter sees Tom and Barry attempt to turn a reluctant Babs into a showbiz star.
I Didn't Know Barry Could Play
Glenda buys Barry a white suit to go on a picnic but he ends up with Clegg, Truly and Wesley at the station collecting an organ for Tom. Howard buys some platform shoes from Auntie Wainwright to make him taller.