Still Open All Hours


Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

There are very few British sitcoms more beloved than Open All Hours, a slice of comic northern life as comforting as warm Yorkshire parkin.

Of course Ronnie Barker, who added grumpy, low-level-swindling shopkeeper Albert Arkwright to his portmanteau of great comedy characters, is no longer with us. But David Jason, his put-upon nephew and protégé Granville, has become an all-conquering TV star in the years since Open All Hours ended in 1985 and he returns to that little corner shop as its new owner.

He’s helped by his son Leroy (Emmerdale’s James Baxter), the result of a one-night stand 25 years ago – a handsome, ambitious lad who fights off female attention very much as Granville used to back in the old days.

This special episode, written by Open All Hours creator Roy Clarke, takes us back to the shop for a day, and reintroduces us to some familiar faces.

About this programme

David Jason stars in this follow-up to Roy Clarke's popular comedy Open All Hours. Once the dogsbody, Granville has inherited the business from his miserly uncle Albert Arkwright, but he is not alone in running the shop - he now has his own assistant in the shape of his son Leroy, who proves more popular with the ladies than his dad ever did. It's a typical day at the grocer's as Granville tries to get a date with old flame Mavis without her terrifying sister Madge finding out, while Leroy shuns the old delivery bike in favour of an altogether more attractive way to take out the orders. James Baxter and Lynda Baron co-star, with appearances by Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Brigit Forsyth, Nina Wadia and Sally Lindsay.

Cast and crew


David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone
Stephanie Cole
Maggie Ollerenshaw
Wet Eric
Johnny Vegas
Planter's salesman
Mark Williams
James Baxter
Brigit Forsyth
Kulvinder Ghir
Kath Agnew
Sally Lindsay
Mrs Hussein
Nina Wadia
Mr Marshall
Barry Elliot
Kathryn Hunt
Misha Timmins
Mrs Hemstock
Cathy Breeze
Mrs Travis
Sally Womersley
Emily Fleeshman
Nadine Mulkerrin


Dewi Humphrys
Executive Producer
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer
David Jason
Gareth Edwards
Roy Clarke