Preview – Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours
Picture Shows: Granville (SIR DAVID JASON). Image Credit: BBC/Matt Squire.

If comedy writer Roy Clarke has a problem, it is this: he’s never really known when to stop.

Aside from the fact that he wrote Last of the Summer Wine, the longest-running sitcom in British history, there is now the fact that Still Open All Hours is back for its fifth series. The original, starring the late Ronnie Barker, only had four series. Is it just me, or does the fact that the sequel now has more episodes than the original feel somewhat wrong?

In tonight’s episode, Granville (David Jason) tries to shift a consignment of spectacles. Meanwhile, son Leroy (James Baxter), in an attempt to get rid of the infamous till, tries to persuade his father that the till is haunted by the spirit of Granville’s late uncle Arkwright.

Still Open All Hours is on BBC One at 20.30.