Comedy legend Sir David Jason is returning to BBC One with a fifth series of this hugely popular sitcom, Still Open All Hours.
Filming will take place over the summer on the series which first aired in 2013 and draws an average audience of nearly 6 million viewers per episode.
The new series opens with Granville trying to offload a large quantity of bargain spectacles while Mr. Newbold finally decides to tell Mrs. Featherstone how he really feels about their relationship.
Sir David will be joined by series regulars James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Brigit Forsyth, Tim Healy, Johnny Vegas, Kulvinder Ghir, Sally Lindsay, Geoffrey Whitehead and Katie Redford.
“I’m thrilled to be bringing Granville and Arkwright’s shop back to viewers’ TV screens along with his regular customers who bring their own sense of barminess to the world of grocery,” said the actor.
BBC Commissioning Editor, Gregor Sharp, said: “We’re delighted to see Granville flip over the sign on Arkwright’s and open up for another series of Still Open All Hours – it’s enduring popularity is a testament to the brilliance of Roy Clarke’s scripts and the impeccable performances of a cast of comic legends at the height of their powers.”
Executive Producer, Gareth Edwards, added: “With a cast of national comic treasures and a great new set of scripts it’s a pleasure to be paying another visit to Britain’s daftest corner shop.”