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 7

The big day has finally arrived! Walter and Ada are at the church, but a small oversight on his part delays the ceremony. Luckily the delay gives time for Walter's son Albert to arrive and take his place as best man.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th October 1970
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 4th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 7th July 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Wednesday 13th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Sunday 16th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 19th January 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 20th September 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
Anna Turner Maggie Bingley
Cecily Hullett (as Cicely Hullett) Freda Skinner
Charles Lamb Arthur Parsons
Gabrielle Daye Mrs. Armitage
Winifred Sabine Pensioner
Norman Atkyns Pensioner
Barbara Bruce Pensioner
Evelyn Moore Pensioner
Winifred Braemar Pensioner
Malcolm Rogers The Vicar
Colin Welland Albert Bingley
Bert Palmer Fred Bingley
Anna Wing Gertie Thomas
Norman Shelley Jack Thomas
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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