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

For The Love Of Ada

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1970 - 1971
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom about the late-in-life romance blossoming between widow Ada Cresswell and widower Walter Bingley. Stars Irene Handl, Wilfred Pickles, Barbara Mitchell and Jack Smethurst.

Episode menu

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

Monday 20th April 1970
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 17th January 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 14th April 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Tuesday 4th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 27th October 2021 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 28th June 2023 6:00pm TPTV

Cast & crew

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
Jim Nicolson Production Designer
Ron Grainer Composer

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