David Jason is back as smart-talking grocer Granville in the sixth series of this nostalgic reboot. The family cornershop might be a rarity now - especially with the looming logistics chaos of Brexit - so the warm sepia tint of Still Open All Hours feels all the more necessary; a soothing balm of fictionally better times. There is the continuing slapstick of Gastric's relationship with Madge and shop assistant Leroy's romantic woes with Beth, but it's Jason's comic timing that steals the show.Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 18th October 2019
Still Open All Hours is to return for a sixth series, the BBC has confirmed. Plotlines includeBritish Comedy Guide, 21st December 2018
The legendary actor faced a battle with the weather while filming the new series. The actor was surrounded by Christmas items, but the weather was far from cold.The Sun, 15th May 2018
Writer Roy Clarke sustains his blend of gentleness and pathos as David Jason stars in a fourth series of the revived comedy. Granville has learned to charm the ferocious Arkwright cash register, but is in other respects turning into his late uncle - at times bordering on impersonating him - while his passions for Mavis are thwarted by Mr Newbold and Mrs Featherstone. There are larks as Eric and Cyril venture out on their tandem.John Robinson, The Guardian, 14th January 2018
This Christmas special bubble of nostalgia - charmingly outdated even when Ronnie Barker was the stuttering shopkeeper and Granville was a tousled lad in a tank-top - isn't so much a sitcom as half an hour of small talk.
The assorted widows and divorcees of the street met, as they always do, around a kitchen table, to exchange gossip about any available middle-aged men.
Granville's son Leroy (James Baxter) was on the pull as ever, this time chatting up a local vegan lass waving a 'meat is murder' placard outside the shop.
One day it'll be Leroy in the brown apron, battling the dyspeptic cash register and diddling customers out of pennies. But in the outside world, the ants will have control.Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 29th December 2017
It's Christmas at Arkwright's, and many of the shop's most important customers are planning trips out of town. Mr Newbold is among them, leaving Granville exposed to the amorous intentions of Mrs Featherstone, and Madge is planning to take Mavis away, too. Plans must be hatched to prevent the exodus. Meanwhile, Leroy has his head turned by a vegetarian outside the shop, and Granville has to shift a load of duff crackers.Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 28th December 2017