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Open All Hours 

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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4   3   2   1  
1985   1982   1981   1976  
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Series cast summary:
Ronnie Barker ...  Albert Arkwright 25 episodes, 1976-1985
David Jason ...  Granville 25 episodes, 1976-1985
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ...  Nurse Gladys Emmanuel 25 episodes, 1976-1985
Barbara Flynn ...  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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In the episode Happy Birthday Arkwright, his age is revealed as 58. 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 »

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Arkwright: G-Granville? How do you spell p-p-p-p-pepper? Is it six p's or seven?
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British comedy at its very best
24 January 2006 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Open All Hours has to be one of the best comedies ever made, along with Dad's Army, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools And horses.

This one is about a Northen shopkeeper, Arkwright and his nephew who works for him, Granville. His lover, Nurse Gladys Emmanual lives across the road. We get to see a variety of customers coming into the shop and also Granville's love for the milk woman. This series was filmed in Doncaster.

The brilliant cast includes the late, great Ronnie Barker as Arkwright, David Jason (Only Fools And Horses) as Granville and Linda Baron as Nurse Gladys. Others appearing as customers over the years include Kathy Staff (Last Of the Summer Winw) and Stephanie Cole (Waiting For God).

Open All hours is certainly a comedy classic and the BBC still regularly repeat episodes and is much better than any comedy made today. They don't make 'em like this anymore.


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20 February 1976 (UK) See more »

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