Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »
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 Albert Arkwright (26 episodes, 1973-1985)
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 Granville (26 episodes, 1973-1985)
Lynda Baron ...
 Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (25 episodes, 1976-1985)
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 The Milk Woman (11 episodes, 1981-1985)
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's only weakness is his love - Nurse Gladys Emanuel. Written by Roy Clarke

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25 March 1973 (UK)  »

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David Jason described Granville as a seemingly eternal shopboy. The shop had become the full extent of his world and he didn't have time for anything beyond it. See more »

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Arkwright is supposed to be engaged (on and off) to Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, yet in several episodes, he is wearing a wedding ring. It's particularly noticeable when he's counting money from the till. See more »

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Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: My God! There's nothing frightens you more than a furtive grocer.
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Classic,Though dated British sitcom
13 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

a great comedy series set in the north of England about a miserly old shopkeeper who dreams of getting saucy with Nurse gladys across the road,who looks after his hapless worker nephew It's a fairly simple plot but the imaginative pairing of Ronnie Barker (The Two Ronnies) and David Jason (Only fools and horses,A touch of frost) made this sitcom what it was. It's not laugh out loud funny,the humour can be quite subtle and it's nearly always set in the corner shop which some people might find tedious,but not me, in my opinion it's one of the better sitcoms BBC sitcoms from the Mid 1970's to 1980's, and it's such a shame that Ronnie Barker retired from acting a number of years ago because his presence in this sitcom at the better Prison sitcom 'PORRIDGE' without him they would not have becomne the classic sitcoms they now are

Rating 8/10


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