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 4, Episode 2 - Walter Makes A Bet

Ada's convinced that the baby is overdue, and obsessing over every method she can come up with to induce labour. Walter, meanwhile, has taken up bowls, and Leslie's worked off his feet running errands on his wife's behalf.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd September 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 15th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 8th September 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Tuesday 26th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Tuesday 25th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 23rd March 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 22nd November 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
Meredith Edwards Mr. Hodges
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Bill Palmer Production Designer
Ron Grainer Composer

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