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 3 - Ada Holds The Purse Strings

Walter's almost arrested for shoplifting - in Leslie's supermarket!

Broadcast details

Monday 29th March 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 7th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 28th July 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Monday 18th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 19th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 9th February 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 11th 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
Edwin Richfield Mr. Hepworth
Harold Goodwin Cyril
Joan Young Fat Elsie
Joanna Cooper Jenny
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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