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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
The original pilot was broadcast in 1973 as part of BBC1's 7 of 1 (1973), a series of potential pilots showcasing Ronnie Barker. (Seven Of One featured one other pilot which was eventually made into a series; Porridge). When the series was properly made and shown (in 1976), there were a few small changes, including a different actress playing Nurse Gladys Emanuel and a different location for the shop. 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 »
I'll have a large washing-up liquid.
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This is a great comedy where all the characters are perfectly cast and the gags are inventive. It's a fantastic comedy! Ronnie Barker is really funny in this with his s-s-sss-s-stutter and David Jason is great as Arkwright's nephew Granville. Although overall I prefer Only Fools and Horses, this is light-hearted, down-to-earth, everyday fun with plenty of double-meanings and an overall bright sense of humour in which you'll really delight. Great fun!
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