BBC One’s Open All Hours special Still Open All Hours will premiere on Thursday December 26th at 7:45pm, it has been announced.
Still Open All Hours follows Granville, who some years back inherited the shop from his beloved but miserly Uncle Arkwright. He now runs it with his son Leroy, a cheerful, good-looking lad with more female admirers than Granville ever had. Granville sees him as the shop assistant but he sees himself as the head of IT. Granville has brought up Leroy himself, with the help of a lot of the local women, after he arrived on the doorstep as the surprise result of a one night stand in Blackpool 25 years ago. The episode follows a day in the life of the shop and its customers including retired Nurse Gladys Emmanuel and the Black Widow. Granville attempts to get a date with old flame Mavis without her terrifying sister Madge finding out; Leroy shuns the old delivery bike and finds an altogether more attractive way to deliver the orders; and a sneaky new plan to shift a lot of anchovy paste has some rather surprising side effects. Still Open All Hours is produced by BBC In House Comedy and stars Sir David Jason, David Jason, Lynda Barron, Stephanie Cole and Maggie Ollerenshaw. The special was written by Roy Clarke and directed by Dewi Humphreys.
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