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Jan 25, 2015

Still Open All Hours Season Finale on BBC One 25 Jan 2015

UK / BBC One / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 25 January 2015 @ 7.30pm

Writer: Roy Clarke / Director: Dewi Humphreys

Series: Still Open All Hours / Season 1 Episode 6 (of 6)

The first season of this revival of the 1970’s classic comes to a close with this sixth and final episode. No word yet on whether it will be back for me. It’s gentle easy going family fare and quite frankly we need that at times.

In this episode Granville becomes convinced that the shop is haunted by the ghost of Arkwright. Meanwhile a real life ghost from the past turns up to stir things up in the street.

cast David Jason as Granville Lynda Baron as [...]

 
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Dec 28, 2014

Still Open All Hours Season 1 Episode 2 (BBC-1 28 Dec 2014 with Tim Healy)

UK / BBC One / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 28 December 2014 @ 7.30pm

Writer: Roy Clarke / Director: Dewi Humphreys

Series: Still Open All Hours / Season 1 Episode 2

Granville thinks Madge and Gastric would make a lovely couple and determines to play cupid, first though Gastric is going to need a make-over and he is also determined to tempt Old Bentinck to actually enter his shop for once and buy something!

Meanwhile Wet Eric could be making a major mistake with his latest purchase.

cast David Jason as Granville Lynda Baron as Nurse Gladys Emmanuel James Baxter as Leroy Stephanie Cole as Mrs Featherstone Alan David as Old [...]

 
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Dec 26, 2014

Still Open All Hours Episode 1 (BBC-1 26 Dec 2014 with David Jason and James Baxter)

UK / BBC-1 / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 26 December 2014 @ 6.25pm

Writer: Roy Clarke / Director: Dewi Humphreys

Series: Still Open All Hours / Season 1 Episode 1

Following on from last years pilot episode Still Open All Hours is back from a full six part series, David Jason in fine form as miserly shopkeeper Granville who not only inherited the corner shop from his Uncle but also apparently all his mannerisms and idiosyncratic ways with customers.

It’s almost like a return to 1976 with only Granville’s go ahead son Leroy to bring the modern day into proceedings. In this first episode it’s Valentine’s Day and a new [...]

 
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Nov 1, 2014

ITV3 Celebrates A Decade Of Drama This Weekend

Hard to believe that ITV3 has been on air for a decade now, this weekend (1 and 2 Nov) the channel celebrates with episodes from ten favourite dramas.

Since the channel’s launch on 1st November 2004, ITV3 has become one of the most popular digital channels in the UK, earning a reputation for screening top-quality popular drama with more than 270 programmes attracting over a million viewers to date.

The shows include A Touch of Frost, in which David Jason as Jack Frost unravels the mystery of a missing dance partner and a web of intrigue. Inspector Morse sees John Thaw as the Oxford-based sleuth, investigating a baffling murder in a multi-storey car-park where the [...]

 
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Jul 28, 2014

The Masterspy (ITV 1977 – 1980 with William Franklyn, Jenny Lee-Wright)

UK / ITV Network – ATV

RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes | AIRDATES: 10 September 1977 – 3 May 1980

CREATOR and PRODUCER: Ronnie Taylor

Interesting game show The Masterspy channeled into the ever popular James Bond spy genre with presenter William Franklyn posing as the head of a top secret spy organisation and Jenny Lee-Wright as his faithful secretary Miss Moneypacker giving a trio of members of the public (who were also posing as spys) the chance to win a top quality electrical item like a TV or a digital watch but the fun was to be had in them acting the spy and taking on a series of challenges that ranged from simple memory games to displaying expert [...]

 
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Jul 9, 2014

Only Fools And Horses (BBC-1 1981-2002 with David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst)

UK / BBC-1 / 64 episodes of mostly 30m-e but some 50m-e / 1981-1996 and 2001-2002 (8 Seasons + 15 Specials)

Writer: John Sullivan / Producers: Ray Butt, Gareth Gwenlan

Sitcom. London street trader Delboy Trotter and his hapless brother Rodney are determined to improve their lot in life. Del and Rodney lived in a high rise flat in Peckham with initially their Granddad and later their Uncle Albert. Del also drove a rather lovely yellow three wheeled Reliant Robin.

The boys lived at 368 Nelson Mandela House, Dockside Estate, Peckham; A major part of the series success is down to the fabulous supporting players from road sweeper and not the sharpest pencil in the box [...]

 
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Jun 7, 2014

Seven Of One (BBC-2 1973 with Ronnie Barker and David Jason)

UK / BBC-2 / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1973 March – 6 May 1973

Executive Producer: James Gilbert

Ronnie Barker proves his versatility with this 1973 collection of seven single comedies, two of which would lead to his best known series. Barker had tried this anthology format twice before with The Ronnie Barker Playhouse from 1968 and Six Dates With Barker in 1971 but its this collection that sees him at his best. Writing one of the episodes himself (under the pen name Jack Goetz) and bringing in giants of the genre such as Roy Clarke and Clement and La Frenais as well co-acting talent of the calibre of the legendary Talfryn Thomas, David Jason and Sam [...]

 
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Apr 15, 2014

Porridge (BBC-1 1974-1977 with Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale)

UK / BBC-1 / 18×30 minute episodes and 2×40 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 September 1974 – 25 March 1977 3 seasons + 2 specials

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais / Music: Max Harris / Producer: Sydney Lotterby

“Norman Stanley Fletcher you are an habitual criminal” …

One of the all time great sitcoms, Porridge had Ronnie Barker as recidivist thief Fletch sent to Slade prison for five years, he finds himself sharing a cell with young first time offender Lenny Godber and proceeds to give him the benefit of his wisdom.

The show began as an entry in Ronnie Barker’s comedy anthology of 1973 Seven of One. In the episode [...]

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