Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Leroy (James Baxter), Granville (David Jason). Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

Still Open All Hours

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Update of classic 1970s/80s sitcom Open All Hours, starring David Jason as Granville, now the owner of Arkwright's grocery store

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2013  (BBC One)
Episodes:
1
Starring:
David Jason, Lynda Baron, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, James Baxter, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Brigit Forsyth, Kulvinder Ghir, Sally Lindsay, Nina Wadia
Writers:
Roy Clarke
Production:
British Broadcasting Corporation

Sir David Jason heads the cast as Granville, who has inherited a grocery shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright. Granville now runs the shop with his son Leroy, a cheerful, good looking lad with more female admirers than Granville ever had. Granville sees him as the shop assistant but he sees himself as the head of IT.

Granville has brought up Leroy himself, with the help of a lot of the local women, after he arrived on the doorstep as the surprise result of a one night stand in Blackpool 25 years ago.

The episode follows a day in the life of the shop and its customers including (retired) Nurse Gladys Emmanuel and the Black Widow. Granville attempts to get a date with old flame Mavis without her terrifying sister Madge finding out; Leroy shuns the old delivery bike and finds an altogether more attractive way to deliver the orders; and a sneaky new plan to shift a lot of anchovy paste has some rather surprising side effects.