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Still Open All Hours

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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.


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 & Crew

Granville David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel Lynda Baron
Mrs Featherstone Stephanie Cole
Mavis Maggie Ollerenshaw
Wet Eric Johnny Vegas
Planter's salesman Mark Williams
Leroy James Baxter
Madge Brigit Forsyth
Cyril Kulvinder Ghir
Kath Agnew Sally Lindsay
Mrs Hussein Nina Wadia
Mr Marshall Barry Elliot
Vera Kathryn Hunt
Cindy Misha Timmins
Mrs Hemstock Cathy Breeze
Mrs Travis Sally Womersley
Hayley Emily Fleeshman
Ashley Nadine Mulkerrin
Director Dewi Humphrys
Executive Producer Mark Freeland
Executive Producer David Jason
Producer Gareth Edwards
Writer Roy Clarke
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