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 - Christmas With Ada

After a riotous work Christmas party, Leslie's in the doghouse. His tie's missing, as are the car keys, and a large-cupped bra is found on the back seat. If only he could remember what happened!

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th December 1971
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th December 2018 4:50pm TPTV
Thursday 27th December 2018 7:20pm TPTV
Saturday 12th January 2019 2:20pm TPTV
Sunday 13th October 2019 6:30pm TPTV
Tuesday 10th December 2019 6:00pm TPTV
Tuesday 24th December 2019 6:00pm TPTV
Tuesday 2nd June 2020 5:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 8:15pm TPTV
Thursday 23rd December 2021 3:20pm TPTV
Sunday 18th December 2022 7:00pm TPTV
Sunday 25th December 2022 1:00pm TPTV
Wednesday 20th December 2023 6:10pm TPTV
Thursday 28th December 2023 5:05pm TPTV

Cast & crew

Irene Handl Ada Cresswell/Bingley
Wilfred Pickles Walter Bingley
Barbara Mitchell Ruth Pollitt
Jack Smethurst Leslie Pollitt
Guest cast
Joanna Cooper Liz
Larry Martyn Brian
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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