Open All Hours revival given full series order
Story by Jack Foley
A FULL series of Still Open All Hours has been ordered by the BBC.
The move follows the success of its revival for a Christmas special, which was watched by 12.2 million people, making it the most watched comedy programme of the year.
David Jason will reprise his role as shopkeeper Granville for six half an hour episodes to be shown on BBC One later this year.
The actor commented: “I am so delighted that we are doing a series of Still Open All Hours as the feedback from our Christmas special has been so rewarding and encouraging.
“We want to have more fun giving the audience the kind of show they seemed to appreciate. It goes to prove that the corner shop is still open all hours.”
The new series will continue to be written by Roy Clarke, who based the show in his home city of Doncaster.
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