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

For The Love Of Ada

  • 1972 film

Film sequel to the popular television sitcom, following Ada and Walter on their first wedding anniversary. Stars Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst, Arthur English and more.

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)

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1972
Stars
Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell, Jack Smethurst, Arthur English, Larry Martyn, Hilda Braid, Andrea Lawrence and more
Writers
Harry Driver and Vince Powell
Directors
Ronnie Baxter and John K. Cooper
Producers
Peter J. Thompson and Tony Tenser
Companies

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.

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
89 minutes
Distributors

Tigon British Film Productions

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Title theme What Could Be Nicer written and sung by Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Friday 2nd July 2021 at 11:10am on TPTV
  • Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 10:30am on TPTV
  • Sunday 14th March 2021 at 12:05pm on TPTV

Recording details

  • EMI-MGM Elstree Studios - Studios
  • London - Location filming

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