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 2, Episode 2

Following a bit of interfering on Ada's part, Walter encourages Leslie to assert his masculinity by ordering Ruth upstairs with the intent of procreation. But far from doing her wifely duties, Ruth throws him out!

Broadcast details

Monday 21st September 1970
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 28th January 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Wednesday 6th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Tuesday 11th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 15th December 2021 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 16th August 2023 6:00pm TPTV

Cast & crew

Irene Handl Ada Cresswell/Bingley
Wilfred Pickles Walter Bingley
Barbara Mitchell Ruth Pollitt
Jack Smethurst Leslie Pollitt
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer
Ron Grainer Composer

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