British Comedy Guide

Lynda Baron

There's a hairdresser's shop in Balby, Doncaster, which hasn't had this much attention in 28 years. After the BBC's set dressers have done their thing, it becomes Arkwright's grocers, now the domain of Granville and his brown coat.

This documentary explores the appeal of the original Open All Hours - complete, of course, with the curmudgeonly shopkeeper of yore -and the process of making yesterday's Christmas revival without him. Interviews with David Jason, Lynda Baron and writer Roy Clarke hint at the mood on set, which must be bittersweet without Barker. Judging by the window displays, however, things have moved on for the small shopkeeper.

Emma Sturgess, Radio Times, 27th December 2013

Audio: Lynda Baron on her return to Open All Hours

The actress Lynda Baron will reprise her role as nurse Gladys Emmanuel in a one-off Open All Hours Christmas special.

BBC News, 8th October 2013