Open All Hours: A Celebration. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Barker, Lynda Baron, David Jason. Copyright: BBC.

Open All Hours: A Celebration

BBC One documentary. 1 episode in 2013. Features David Jason, Lynda Baron, Roy Clarke, Helen Ibbotson, Joan Clayton, Sydney Lotterby, Stephanie Cole and others.

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There's a hairdresser's shop in Balby, Doncaster, which hasn't had this much attention in 28 years. After the BBC's set dressers have done their thing, it becomes Arkwright's grocers, now the domain of Granville and his brown coat.

This documentary explores the appeal of the original Open All Hours - complete, of course, with the curmudgeonly shopkeeper of yore -and the process of making yesterday's Christmas revival without him. Interviews with David Jason, Lynda Baron and writer Roy Clarke hint at the mood on set, which must be bittersweet without Barker. Judging by the window displays, however, things have moved on for the small shopkeeper.

Emma Sturgess, Radio Times, 27th December 2013