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

BBC One and BBC Two sitcom about a local corner shop. 26 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1973 - 1985. Stars Ronnie Barker, David Jason and Lynda Baron.

Series 2, Episode 4 is repeated on Yesterday on Saturday at 8pm.

Pilot - Open All Hours

Open All Hours. Albert Arkwright (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC.
Miserly shopkeeper Arkwright has lustful designs upon his neighbour, a nurse. Meanwhile, his nephew Granville longs for the merest chance of a romantic liason with any woman who'll give him a second glance!


Part of the Seven Of One series of one-off comedies starring Ronnie Barker. Originally scheduled for broadcast on 6th May 1973.

Broadcast details

Sunday 25th March 1973
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ronnie Barker Albert Arkwright
David Jason Granville
Guest cast
Yootha Joyce Mrs. Scully
Sheila Brennan Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
David Valla Bread Man
Elissa Derwent Girl from Petrol Station
Keith Chegwin Boy Buying Lolly
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
James Gilbert Executive Producer

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