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 »
Arkwright has always told Granville his father was a Hungarian but then a real Hungarian comes into the shop. Could it be him? Arkwright is more concerned that he may be a shop-lifter and hits on a ...
To the envy of Granville who has never attended one,Arkwright is taking Nurse Gladys to a wedding and has taken his old suit out of moth-balls, but it still reeks of camphor. Nurse Gladys makes him ...
Victor Meldrew is a retiree with an attitude who seems to attract bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with his ... See full summary »
Classic 1960s British comedy series about a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful 'rag and bone' business (collecting and selling junk). Harold (the son) wants to ... See full summary »
Harry H. Corbett,
Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »
The Fred Tomlinson Singers
Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »
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
Although he was supposed to be 39 years older, Ronnie Barker (Arkwright), was in fact only 11 years older than David Jason (Granville). See more »
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 »
It's a great burden, Granville. Being holier than everybody else. But I enjoy it.
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Ronnie Barker turns in another stunning performance as Albert Arkwright, the meanest man alive, in this under-rated sitcom about a no-nonsense Northern shopkeeper, his buxom fiancee and his dreamy, accident-prone nephew. The entire cast are good, the scripts mostly tight and inventive and the production design (especially the interior sets) is of a high standard, but the details really make it come alive - Wavy Mavis, the world's most indecisive consumer; Mrs Featherstone, the 'Black Widow'; humourless gossipmonger Mrs Blewitt; gullible loudmouth Cyril, conned into thinking Jamaican ginger cake is an aphrodisiac; names like Scrooby, Parsloe and Micklethwaite; the sympathetic milkwoman; the lethal cash register...I could go on. Despite the occasional duff episode, Open All Hours belongs in the top drawer of British sitcom, alongside Fawlty and Steptoe.
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