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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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Cast

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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

20 February 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Aina auki See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the 1980s, David Jason worked on the show concurrently with Only Fools and Horses (1981) and occasional theatre work. 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

Arkwright: Well done! And you certainly have been.
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Great British Sitcom!
28 April 2001 | by GrantCAGESee all my reviews

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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