Open All Hours back for one-off Christmas special

… and Sir David Jason will return as Granville

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Nearly thirty years on since the last episode of Open All Hours was shown on BBC One, the late Ronnie Barker sitcom is coming back for a one-off Christmas special.

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Creator Roy Clarke has penned the special which will see Sir David Jason will slip into a fetching jumper and reprise his role as Doncaster-based shop worker Granville.

The story will pick up with Granville having inherited the business – previously run by Barker’s Albert Arkwright – with his son as his (no doubt hapless) assistant.

Of the aptly titled Still Open All Hours Jason has said: “I am sure there is an audience out there who would like to see what Granville has been getting up to in the corner shop. It will be a great family show for Christmas and a fitting tribute to the legacy of Arkwright.”

In true Open All Hours spirit, Lynda Baron and Maggie Ollerenshaw will be back for a bit of corner shop mayhem as nurse Gladys Emmanuel and Mavis.

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