Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

Series 2 - Episode 5

Sun 27 Aug 1:40pm - 2:20pm GOLD
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Review

When it comes to relationships between the sexes, nothing much has changed at the Doncaster corner shop since Arkwright’s day. Women are still battleaxes; men are kept under the thumb; and marriage is a prison sentence. The humour is, shall we say, nostalgic, too, with sight gags and plot developments you can see coming with your eyes shut.

In this episode Kevin, the world’s most reluctant bridegroom, is due to get married so Granville employs an oversized sunflower (don’t ask) to stop him escaping. At least the impending celebration puts Mrs Featherstone (the splendid Stephanie Cole) in romantic mood – “I can get quite girlish over a handsome bank account”.

Summary

The neighbourhood prepares for a wedding, and Granville gets into the spirit of things by putting up a large display to bring a bit of cheeriness to his shop window. However, the reluctant groom has cold feet, and it falls to the miserly shopkeeper to ensure he makes it to the church on time. The marital atmosphere also has a marked effect on Mrs Featherstone, who steps up her search for a fourth husband - with Granville and Mr Newbold finding themselves likely candidates to be the next lucky man.

Cast & Crew

Granville David Jason
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel Lynda Baron
Leroy James Baxter
Mrs Featherstone Stephanie Cole
Nikki Emily Fleeshman
Madge Brigit Forsyth
Cyril Kulvinder Ghir
Mavis Maggie Ollerenshaw
Gastric Tim Healy
Kevin Spencer Jones
Button Holeman Peter Levy
Kath Agnew Sally Lindsay
Eric Johnny Vegas
Mrs Hussein Nina Wadia
Mr Newbold Geoffrey Whitehead
Registrar Jo Martin
Director Dewi Humphreys
Executive Producer David Jason
Executive Producer Gareth Edwards
Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
Writer Roy Clarke
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