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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4

Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Mavis (Maggie Ollerenshaw), Granville (David Jason). Copyright: BBC
Granville plans a double date with Madge and Mavis but needs to find a way to smarten up Gastric. There's more romance in the air as Mrs Featherstone has her heart set on a new husband and Nurse Gladys is wooed by a former patient, Mick, whose boil she once attended to. Meanwhile, a mysterious new product from the Far East arrives which needs some clever marketing to Eric and Cyril.

Preview clips

Notes

In some places, this episode is unofficially titled: Past Encounters

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 10th January 2016
Time
7:30pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 10:40am on Gold
  2. Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 2:00pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 25th June 2024 at 5:20pm on Gold

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 3rd August 2016 8:00pm Gold
Thursday 4th August 2016 7:30pm Gold
Sunday 20th August 2017 3:00pm Gold
Sunday 20th August 2017 7:00pm Gold
Thursday 24th August 2017 5:20pm Gold
Thursday 24th August 2017 8:20pm Gold
Thursday 1st February 2018 8:40pm Gold
Thursday 13th September 2018 7:10pm Gold
Friday 14th September 2018 6:25pm Gold
Sunday 24th March 2019 7:00pm Gold
Monday 25th March 2019 12:55pm Gold
Tuesday 16th June 2020 8:40am Gold
Tuesday 16th June 2020 12:40pm Gold
Tuesday 16th June 2020 6:00pm Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 8:50am Gold
Monday 8th March 2021 1:30pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 12:40pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 4:00pm Gold
Tuesday 20th July 2021 9:15am Gold
Tuesday 20th July 2021 12:35pm Gold
Tuesday 20th July 2021 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 9th February 2022 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 9th February 2022 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2023 10:00am Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2023 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 18th February 2023 8:55am Gold
Sunday 19th February 2023 8:10am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 10:00am Gold
Thursday 10th August 2023 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 9:40am Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 1:00pm Gold
Wednesday 25th October 2023 4:20pm 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
Nina Wadia Mrs Hussein
Geoffrey Whitehead Mr Newbold
Lynda Baron Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Guest cast
Gareth Hale Michael
Des Yankson Delivery Driver
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
Mark Lawrence Editor
David Hitchcock Production Designer
Max Harris Composer

Video

Kiss me lips

Eric and Cryril need a little persuading about the manliness of using lip balm.

Featuring: David Jason (Granville), Johnny Vegas (Wet Eric) & Kulvinder Ghir (Cyril).

Press

Radio Times review

Still Open All Hours is one of those comedies that lasts just 30 minutes, yet by the end of the episode you swear you've just lost three hours.

Maybe it's something to do with the leisurely/laboured comedy business and the well-signalled slapstick, tonight involving a gag with a vacuum cleaner than anyone born before 1960 could see coming from 30 miles away in a North Sea fog.

But never mind, a gentle, unexamined life potters on inside that corner shop on an unspecified street in an unspecified era, as wily owner Granville (David Jason) takes delivery of a parcel from North Korea and tries to fix up hopeless Gastric with a date.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 9th January 2016

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