Still Open All Hours - Series 6

Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Leroy (James Baxter), Granville (David Jason). Copyright: BBC.

Still Open All Hours

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

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 21st October 2019, 3:37pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,113 posts

I've never watched a single minute of Still Open All Hours but something made me take a peek at the first episode of the new series (series 6).

I've only watched eight minutes and, unless Ronnie Barker miraculously appears in the next few seconds, I won't be watching any more.

I suppose it's what is known as "gentle comedy"?

It's certainly gentle: I'll give it that.

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Lazzard

  • Monday 21st October 2019, 6:27pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,515 posts

[quote name="Rood Eye" post="1212140" date="21st October 2019, 3:37 PM"]I've never watched a single minute of Still Open All Hours but something made me take a peek at the first episode of the new series (series 6).

I've only watched eight minutes and, unless Ronnie Barker miraculously appears in the next few seconds, I won't be watching any more.

I suppose it's what is known as "gentle comedy"?

It's certainly gentle: I'll give it that.[/quote]
Quite.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Monday 21st October 2019, 8:57pm
  • England
  • 585 posts

Yeah I gave up two series ago. I have nothing against it, it's cosy and warm but I don't think I've ever laughed out loud whilst watching and I had to ask myself why I was tuning in every week.

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Aaron

  • Monday 21st October 2019, 9:43pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,391 posts

It's tremendously warm and silly. A joyful watch - and yes, a fair bit of laughter, too.

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tenbeersbold

  • Monday 4th November 2019, 6:22pm [Edited]
  • Germany
  • 13 posts

I quite fancy the show. Though I admit some surprise to the rather non-PC themes that run throughout the show given the Beeb's tendency to bend over backwards in this regard the last few years.

Guess Sir Jason's astounding viewership ratings trump all.Laughing out loudLaughing out loudLaughing out loud

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john tregorran

  • Monday 4th November 2019, 7:00pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 455 posts

I think it would be funnier if Granville was still Granville and he had not morphed into Arkwright.

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Rood Eye

  • Monday 4th November 2019, 8:57pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 3,113 posts

There's an old saying, "Nobody is irreplaceable."

Having watched 10 minutes of this programme, I can think of somebody who is.