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 1, Episode 5 is repeated on Yesterday today at 9:40pm.

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
    Ray Millichope Editor
    Tim Gleeson Production Designer
    Max Harris Composer

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