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 6 - The Christening

As Anthony's Christening day arrives so does Leslie's mother, and her old rivalry with Ada has not subsided! A Godfather prone to a few too many drinks only compounds the situation. Will the entire family get to the church, and on time?

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th September 1971
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 21st February 2019 5:30pm TPTV
Sunday 6th October 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Monday 1st June 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Saturday 29th August 2020 5:30am TPTV
Wednesday 20th April 2022 6:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 17th January 2024 6:00pm TPTV

Cast & crew

Irene Handl Ada Cresswell/Bingley
Wilfred Pickles Walter Bingley
Barbara Mitchell Ruth Pollitt
Jack Smethurst Leslie Pollitt
Guest cast
Malcolm Rogers The Vicar
Mollie Sugden Nellie Pollitt
Larry Martyn Brian
William Moore The Policeman
Jack Tweddle Man in Park
Sydney Arnold The Photographer
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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