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

For The Love Of Ada

ITV sitcom about an elderly couple finding love. 28 episodes (4 series), 1970 - 1971. Stars Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell and Jack Smethurst.

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

For The Love Of Ada

Sitcom about the late-in-life romance blossoming between widow Ada Cresswell and widower Walter Bingley

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1970 - 1971
Channel
ITV
Episodes
28   (4 series)
Starring
Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell and Jack Smethurst
Writers
Vince Powell and Harry Driver
Director
Ronnie Baxter
Producer
Ronnie Baxter

When Ada Cresswell said goodbye to her beloved husband she little realised that she would years later fall in love with Walter Pickles, the grave digger who buried him.

After a whirlwind romance, and much to her daughter Ruth's objection, Walter and Ada marry. Leslie, Ruth's husband, has no problem with their relationship or marriage, but then he has little say in anything!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 20th April 1970 on ITV at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 26th December 1971 on ITV at 6:45pm
Last repeat
Sunday 13th October 2019 at 6:30pm on TPTV

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