Open All Hours (1976–1985)

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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 ... See full summary »

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 Albert Arkwright (25 episodes, 1976-1985)
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 Granville (25 episodes, 1976-1985)
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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20 February 1976 (UK)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Granville: [about Arkwright] Did you know that the last time he was out all day was back in 1957?
The Milk Woman: 1957? Where did he go?
Granville: Have his appendix out.
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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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