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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Walter Meets Ada

Ada brings Walter home for the first time, for a fish and chip supper. Leslie and Ruth come home early and are introduced to Walter in somewhat an unconventional manner - and worst of all for Ruth, he's wearing her late father's best suit.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 20th April 1970
Time
9:30pm
Channel
ITV
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Irene Handl Ada Cresswell/Bingley
Wilfred Pickles Walter Bingley
Barbara Mitchell Ruth Pollitt
Jack Smethurst Leslie Pollitt
Guest cast
Toke Townley Man in cemetery
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
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