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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Ronnie Barker wanted to end the series after three years, even with audiences of more than 15 million. 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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Mrs Featherstone: I'm not a religious woman, but I find if you say no to everything you can hardly tell the difference.
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Referenced in David Jason: Frost and Me: How It All Began (2008) See more »

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Produces laughter at all hours
3 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Two great comedy legends Ronnie Barker and David Jason come together to produce one of the greatest British sitcoms of all time.

The plots may seem a little twee compared to the more action packed sitcoms of today but there is something so charming about the simple shop set up combined with the writing talent of Roy Clarke that sets this show apart from anything that has been produced since. There is a timeless appeal about Open all hours.

Barker and Jason have fantastic chemistry and make the characters of Arkwright and Granville so iconic and loved that we get to know them so well over the four series run.

Comedy like this will live on forever while the so called modern classics of today will soon be all but forgotten and the cries of "Granville - get yer cloth" will generate laughter across the world forever.


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