For The Love Of Ada. Image shows from L to R: Walter Bingley (Wilfred Pickles), Ada Bingley (Irene Handl).

For The Love Of Ada

1972 British comedy film about an elderly couple. Stars Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst, Arthur English and others.

For The Love Of Ada. Image shows from L to R: Ada Bingley (Irene Handl), Walter Bingley (Wilfred Pickles), Ruth Pollitt (Barbara Mitchell), Leslie Pollitt (Jack Smethurst).

For The Love Of Ada

Film sequel to the popular television sitcom, following Ada and Walter on their first wedding anniversary

Genre
Film
Released
1972
Starring
Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst, Arthur English, Larry Martyn, Hilda Braid, Andrea Lawrence and others
Writers
Harry Driver and Vince Powell
Director
Ronnie Baxter
Producers
Peter J. Thompson and Tony Tenser

Old-age pensioners Ada and Walter Bingley have reached the first anniversary of their wedding. Unknown to them, Ada's daughter Ruth has planned a surprise party for the occasion at the local Masonic Hall.

Walter has bought a locket for Ada with his savings but is horrified to learn that she has given his old jacket, complete with locket in a pocket, to the vicar for a jumble sale. He dashes out to retrieve it, but Ada is distraught to hear that he has been involved in a serious accident.

The vicar, meanwhile, has found the locket and returned it to a surprised Ada - and then Walter returns unharmed, the news of the accident having been a case of mistaken identity. They slip away for a quiet celebration themselves, and on their way home pass the Masonic Hall in time to be greeted by their exasperated son-in-law.

Production Details

UK certificate
A
Duration
89 minutes
Release date
1972
Distributor

Tigon British Film Productions

Production company
Soundtrack
Title theme What Could Be Nicer written and sung by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Laugh track
None

Location

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Broadcast details

Last repeat
Wednesday 16th January 2019 at 6:00pm on TPTV

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