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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.

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Series 4, Episode 5 - Happy Birthday Arkwright

What does Arkwright want for his birthday? Certainly not a visit from the man from the Good Shop Guide.

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 29th September 1985
Time
7:15pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Ronnie Barker Albert Arkwright
David Jason Granville
Lynda Baron Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Barbara Flynn The Milk Woman
Stephanie Cole Mrs Featherstone
Guest cast
Tom Mennard Cyril
Howard Lew Lewis Byron
John Owens Windscreen Smear Customer
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
John Jarvis Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Tim Gleeson Production Designer
Max Harris Composer

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