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 claimed making this series was his happiest professional experience, apparently because of David Jason, who was touched and flattered. 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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Granville: [about to put a note in the shop till] Do you reckon they can stitch fingers back on these days?
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The series showed northern England in its Blackest humour.
13 March 1999 | by (Adelaide) – See all my reviews

G,gggranville, very capably played by the very naive David Jason, playing as the assistant to Ronnie Barker, playing the tight fisted, finger on the scales "Arkwright" whose life revolved around nurse Ggggggladys and cast with the most amazing cash register come man trap the producer could find. The series showed northern England in its Blackest humour. Granville's dreams about even hold a woman in his arms were so sensitively acted. Good clean fun with no violence, filth or malice. A great show.


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