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'Open All Hours' was an engaging Roy Clarke comedy, with Ronnie Barker's stuttering shopkeeper Arkwright, innocent David Jason's Granville, and Lynda Baron's voluptuous, worldly-wise Nurse Gladys Emmanuel making up a lovable and eccentric triumvirate of characters. After a slow start (the pilot episode was in 1973), it ran for four series, on and off, between 1976 and 1985, to become one of British sitcom's most understated, and most unlikely, hit shows.

In 2013 the BBC broadcasted an updated version of 'Open All Hours', which featured original cast members David Jason, Lynda Baron and Stephanie Cole.

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Open All Hours Main Cast List and Credits
Ronnie Barker Arkwright
David Jason Granville
Lynda Baron Nurse Gladys Emmanuel
Kathy Staff Mrs. Blewitt
Stephanie Cole Mrs. Featherstone
Barbara Flynn The Milk Woman
Maggie Ollerenshaw Wavy Mavis
Sheila Brennan Nurse Gladys (Pilot Episode)
Writer Roy Clarke
Producer Sydney Lotterby
Director Sydney Lotterby

Open All Hours DVD available from - in association with

Open All Hours - Complete Series 1-4 Box Set ~ Ronnie Barker

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