Still Open All Hours. Granville (David Jason). Copyright: BBC
Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2013 - 2019
  • 41 episodes (6 series)

Update of classic 1970s/80s sitcom Open All Hours, starring David Jason as Granville, now the owner of Arkwright's grocery store. Also features James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Brigit Forsyth, Johnny Vegas and more.

  • Due to return for Series 7

Episode menu

Series 2 - Christmas Special

Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Wet Eric (Johnny Vegas), Mrs Hussein (Nina Wadia), Cyril (Kulvinder Ghir), Madge (Brigit Forsyth), Mavis (Maggie Ollerenshaw), Granville (David Jason), Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), Mrs Featherstone (Stephanie Cole), Gastric (Tim Healy), Leroy (James Baxter). Copyright: BBC
It's Christmas at Arkwright's, and Granville has his eye on a tree which gives him more than he bargained for.

Further details

It's Christmas at Arkwright's, and Granville has his eye on a tree which gives him more than he bargained for. Nurse Gladys gossips with Mrs Featherstone about tactics for her new job, and Eric and Cyril embark on a new fitness plan to impress their wives.

Meanwhile, as Granville plans a cosy festive drinks party, can he and Gastric tempt Madge into the Christmas spirit?

Notes

In some places, this episode is unofficially titled: Tree Crazy

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 26th December 2015
Time
8pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 13th July 2016 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 14th July 2016 7:20pm Gold
Friday 25th November 2016 7:30pm BBC1
Saturday 19th August 2017 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 20th August 2017 1:00pm Gold
Monday 21st August 2017 5:40pm Gold
Monday 21st August 2017 8:20pm Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
David Jason Granville
James Baxter Leroy
Stephanie Cole Mrs Featherstone
Maggie Ollerenshaw Mavis
Brigit Forsyth Madge
Johnny Vegas Wet Eric
Kulvinder Ghir Cyril
Tim Healy Gastric
Sally Lindsay Kath Agnew
Nina Wadia Mrs Hussein
Lynda Baron Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Guest cast
Duggie Brown Dog Man
Anne Rutter Mrs Wilson
Writing team
Roy Clarke Writer
Production team
Dewi Humphreys Director
Alex Walsh-Taylor Producer
David Jason Executive Producer
Gareth Edwards Executive Producer
Sarah Hitchcock Associate Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Max Harris Composer

Press

Radio Times review

It's easy to see why Roy Clarke's revival of his much-loved Ronnie Barker comedy Open All Hours is such a blazing hit. It takes its audience back to comfortable times, when being from Yorkshire was inherently funny, when men were hapless fools, women were either battleaxes or well-upholstered sirens and when everyone loved a bit of mild smut.

There isn't a mean bone in Still Open All Hours's body as grown men have silly fun with an over-sized Christmas tree, a sinister one-eyed Santa mannequin and a trampoline. Parsimonious local shopkeeper Granville (David Jason) remains at the mercy of the supernaturally self-operating till and the terrifying women get all the best lines. "How long since you were in curlers on a Wednesday afternoon?" wonders flinty Mrs Featherstone of comely Gladys Emmanuel.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 23rd December 2015

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