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 3, Episode 2 - A Sentimental Journey

Whilst Ruth and Leslie go to visit his parents in Manchester, Ada and Walter spend some time with his son and daughter-in-law. Their strained relationship makes the visit a little more difficult than Ada is happy with.

Broadcast details

Monday 22nd March 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 6th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 21st July 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Friday 15th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Tuesday 18th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 4th October 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
Robert Keegan Jack Pollitt
Mollie Sugden Nellie Pollitt
Ann Beach Alice Bingley
Gerard Hely Albert Bingley
Ann Way Florrie Bingley
John Craig The Barman
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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