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 4 - Ada Has An Admirer

As Ruth and Leslie prepare to bring baby Anthony home for the first time, Ada finds she's in over her head with a gentleman admirer and Walter has been keeping a little secret of his own.

Broadcast details

Thursday 16th September 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 19th February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 22nd September 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Thursday 28th May 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Thursday 27th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 6th April 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 6th December 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
Patsy Rowlands Pauline Whitehead
Elizabeth Hunt The Nurse/Sister
Jean Marlow The Waitress
Freddie Jones David Llewellin Griffiths
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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