I TALK Still Open All Hours

Bringing a sitcom back 40 years after the first episode and 28 years since the final episode, was never going to be easy. And it seemed that when everyone's favourite Grocer set sitcom Open All Hours was set to return, the BBC weren't too sure either whether it would work.

Rather than launching straight into a series the BBC commissioned a one-off special under the title Still Open All Hours which aired last year which thankfully did work and achieved fantastic ratings and critical acclaim, so the BBC were quick to commission a full series which begins this year on Boxing Day on BBC One.

Sir David Jason reprises his role as Granville who has inherited the shop from Uncle Arkwright, the character played by the late Ronnie Barker in the original series. Granville now runs the business with his son, Leroy played by James Baxter, who was the result of a whirlwind romance one night in Blackpool over twenty years ago.

The series follows Granville's actions as he comes up with new ways to make money and he never gives up hope tha