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 3 - The Arrival Of The Grandchild

A trip to the cinema is brought to an abrupt halt when Ruth, finally, goes into labour.

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th September 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 18th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 15th September 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Wednesday 27th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 26th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 30th March 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 29th 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
William Maxwell The Vicar
Joanna Cooper Liz
George A. Cooper Man in Cinema
Patsy Rowlands Pauline Whitehead
Griffith Davies Terry Chadwick
Elizabeth Hunt The Nurse/Sister
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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