The early series were the best. Arthur and Olive as a pair were terrific.
Olive " the milkman whistled at me"
" he probably thought you were his horse"
After Arthur left and then Stan, it nose-dived in quality. Completely non PC of course, but enjoyable. Bob Grant and Stephen Lewis, Jack and Blakey, wrote some episodes, only recently realised this.
Iris the darts throwing clippie from Basildon was a cracker in the first series and it's a shame they didn't keep her in the show! Another great show from my childhood that I still love today especially the bit where Arfur nearly chokes on his fag because some fibres from the carpet ended up in his roll-up!