Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), Granville (David Jason), Albert Arkwright (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC
Open All Hours

Open All Hours

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1973 - 1985
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Mean-yet-loveable northern shopkeeper Arkwright is allergic to spending money - much to the trouble of his put-upon nephew and sole employee Granville. Stars Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Kathy Staff, Maggie Ollerenshaw and more.

Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Granville (David Jason), Albert Arkwright (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 1985
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
26 (1 pilot + 4 series), plus 1 short special
Stars
Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Kathy Staff, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Barbara Flynn and Stephanie Cole
Writer
Roy Clarke
Director
Sydney Lotterby
Producer
Sydney Lotterby
Companies

Ronnie Barker stars at Albert Arkwright, the penny-pinching northern shop keeper, working his nephew Granville (David Jason) like a slave, and trying to press his amorous - if not a little pathetic - advances upon Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, played by Lynda Baron.

Additional details

Part of

Seven Of One

Also known as
  • Seven Of One: Open All Hours (Pilot)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 25th March 1973 at 8:15pm on BBC Two
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 4: Today at 10pm on Yesterday
  2. Series 2, Episode 5: Today at 10:40pm on Yesterday
  3. Series 2, Episode 6: Today at 11:20pm on Yesterday
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • Lister Avenue (Doncaster) - Arkwright's shop location. (Link)
  • Ealing - Pilot episode.

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