BBC One has commissioned a brand new series of Still Open All Hours starring David Jason.

Granville’s shop will open its doors for six half-hour episodes to be shot in Doncaster and shown later this year.

A one-off special on Boxing Day was one of the festive period’s highest-rating programmes, watched by an average of 9.4 million viewers on the day. Consolidated figures of 12.2 million (44%) make it the most-watched comedy since The Vicar Of Dibley in 2007 and the third highest in over a decade.

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. – David Jason

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Still Open All Hours is to be produced by the beeb’s own in-house comedy production team. Overseen by Gareth Edwards and executive produced by Mark Freeland. As they were, the key cast were Sir David as Granville in the original series starring Lynda Barron as Nurse Gladys and the late Ronnie Barker as Arkwright.

 I’m delighted. It’s like going back home. – Writer Roy Clarke

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