List of Still Open All Hours episodes

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The following is a list of episodes for the British sitcom Still Open All Hours, that began airing on BBC One from 26 December 2013. The series is a sitcom sequel to Open All Hours, which broadcast from 1973 to 1985. The series began with a Christmas special on 26 December 2013, followed by a series of six episodes airing from 26 December 2014 to 25 January 2015. A second series aired from 26 December 2015 to 24 January 2016. The third series began on 26 December 2016 and finished on 5 February 2017. The fourth series began on 28 December 2017

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Special26 December 2013 (2013-12-26)
1626 December 2014 (2014-12-26)25 January 2015 (2015-01-25)
2626 December 2015 (2015-12-26)24 January 2016 (2016-01-24)
3726 December 2016 (2016-12-26)5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)
4728 December 2017 (2017-12-28)11 February 2018 (2018-02-11)
577 October 2018 (2018-10-07)23 December 2018 (23 December 2018)
67TBA 2019TBA 2019

Episode list[edit]

Christmas Special (2013)[edit]

This episode marked the 40th anniversary of original show, Open All Hours.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
1"26/12/2013"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke26 December 2013 (2013-12-26)12.2344.0%
A day in the life of the shop and its customers is followed including former Nurse Gladys Emmanuel and the Black Widow; Granville tries to secure a date with old flame Mavis without her terrifying sister Madge finding out; Leroy refuses to use the old delivery bike and comes up with an altogether more attractive way to deliver the orders and a sneaky new plan to shift a lot of anchovy paste has some rather surprising side effects. This episode was recorded on 3 December 2013.

Series 1 (2014–15)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
Special
2"Episode 1"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke26 December 2014 (2014-12-26)7.1826.7%
It's St Valentine's Day and Granville is determined the make the most of it, even if it involves a ladder, a box of chocolates and a certain lady's window. Granville is forced into taking extra security precautions for the shop's takings, which cause him no end of discomfort. Eric suffers a curious injury. Love is in the air for some as Granville begins to play matchmaker. This episode was recorded on 10 October 2014.
Series
3"Episode 2"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke28 December 2014 (2014-12-28)7.7628.1%
Granville is determined to improve Gastric's image in order to matchmake him with Madge. His plans take an inspired turn when a salesman returns to town. Wet Eric is desperate to convince his wife it's going to rain but gets lured into a dangerous purchase. Meanwhile, Old Mr Bentinck never goes into the shop, so Granville finds a way to tempt him in to spend. This episode was recorded on 17 October 2014.
4"Episode 3"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke4 January 2015 (2015-01-04)7.1626.6%
Romance is in the air as Granville continues to woo Mavis, Gastric needs more help with his love life and Leroy arouses jealousy from Nikki's rather large boyfriend, prompting him to go into hiding. Meanwhile Cyril is tempted by the latest hairnet workout craze, Granville reveals his tip for preserving bacon and a new form of transport for delivering goods enthralls Leroy. This episode was recorded on 24 October 2014.
5"Episode 4"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke11 January 2015 (2015-01-11)7.4227.3%
Granville's big ambitions to open his very own coffee shop cause quite a stir in the neighbourhood. Mrs Dawlish, a snobbish local, pays a visit and can't believe such a corner shop still exists - can Granville find a clever way to make some money from her? Meanwhile, Eric has been left to look after his depressed brother-in-law all day. This episode was recorded on 7 November 2014.
6"Episode 5"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke18 January 2015 (2015-01-18)7.9030.4%
Granville has bought a job lot of bargain stock but needs a clever plan to sell it all. A visiting salesman gives him a marketing idea. Meanwhile Eric is not getting on with his wife and seeks emergency romantic help from young Leroy. This episode was recorded on 14 November 2014.
7"Episode 6"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke25 January 2015 (2015-01-25)8.5834.1%
There are mysterious sightings in the shop and Granville is convinced the place is haunted by Arkwright. How can he prove it to the locals? Meanwhile a surprise visitor from the past gets the whole street talking. This episode was recorded on 21 November 2014.

Series 2 (2015–16)[edit]

On 13 September 2015, the BBC confirmed that Still Open All Hours would return for a second series, which began airing in December 2015.[2]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
Special
8"Episode 1"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke26 December 2015 (2015-12-26)6.0224.9%
Granville bags himself a bargain Christmas tree, which gives him more problems than he wanted. Eric and Cyril embark on a new fitness regime and, as the holidays approach, Granville and Leroy try to entice Madge to their festive party. This episode was recorded on 9 October 2015.
Series
9"Episode 2"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke27 December 2015 (2015-12-27)5.7024.4%
Granville is having a cut-price sale but only on old stock, not the boiled ham or new inflatable underwear support system that are getting a special Arkwright promotion. Meanwhile, there's an air of romance around as Mrs Featherstone takes a shine to new resident Mr Newbold; a former patient of Gladys returns; and Mavis has a plan to invite Granville to her house for coffee. This episode was recorded on 16 October 2015.
10"Episode 3"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke3 January 2016 (2016-01-03)6.8026.0%
Granville discovers a gap in the shop's security, and a cherry picker arrives in the street, which gives Madge terrible anxiety. Meanwhile, Eric and Kath decide to do something together, and Gastric enjoys the home cooking of a nearby neighbour, which ruins Granville's plans to get him together with Madge... will he find a solution? This episode was recorded on 23 October 2015.
11"Episode 4"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke10 January 2016 (2016-01-10)7.4931.0%
Granville plans a double date with Madge and Mavis but needs to find a way to smarten up Gastric. There's more romance in the air as Mrs Featherstone has her heart set on a new husband and Nurse Gladys is wooed by a former patient, Mick, whose boil she once attended to. Meanwhile, a mysterious new product from the Far East arrives which needs some clever marketing to Eric and Cyril. This episode was recorded on 6 November 2015.
12"Episode 5"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke17 January 2016 (2016-01-17)7.3730.4%
Granville buys a large display item to inject a little bit of sunshine into shop life on the day of Kevin's wedding. However, Kevin is the world's most reluctant bridegroom and is still having second thoughts. Can Granville ensure he makes it to the ceremony this time? The wedding spirit has also rekindled Mrs Featherstone's desire for a fourth husband, and she is training her formidable sights on either Granville or Mr Newbold. This episode was recorded on 13 November 2015.
13"Episode 6"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke24 January 2016 (2016-01-24)7.8833.4%
Granville's scheme to sell salami as an erotically charged new product called Yaggis is in danger as a customer's husband returns seeking redress. Cyril and Eric need advice on how to impress their wives, Mrs Featherstone's plan to snare Mr Newbold as a fourth husband is not going well, and Granville has to quickly sell some damaged tins of chilli beans. This episode was recorded on 20 November 2015.

Series 3 (2016–17)[edit]

On 20 January 2016, David Jason confirmed that Still Open All Hours would return for a third series in December 2016. This is the first series not to feature Lynda Baron's character, Nurse Gladys Emanuel.[3]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
Special
14"Episode 1"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke26 December 2016 (2016-12-26)4.4114.7%
Granville and Gastric find themselves playing marriage counsellors and Leroy adopts a festive disguise to avoid relationship trouble of a different kind. Meanwhile, Mrs Featherstone struggles to find the Christmas spirit and Kath attempts to bring the street together as one harmonious choir to beat Finkle Street once and for all - but does Granville have a trick up his sleeve to help them out? This episode was recorded on 7 October 2016.
Series
15"Episode 2"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke1 January 2017 (2017-01-01)4.8018.3%
Granville has bought some cheap devices that promise to jump start people's positive emotions, but will they work? Meanwhile, Mr. Newbold has a serious underwear problem which Mrs Featherstone has taken upon herself to solve with Granville's help, and Leroy's latest girlfriend has made Mrs Hussein jealous and caused a local underworld boss to come looking for him. This episode was recorded on 14 October 2016.
16"Episode 3"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke8 January 2017 (2017-01-08)5.2919.8%
Granville tries to sell some out-of-date mints, with results that get tongues wagging. Meanwhile, Mrs Featherstone is still trying to tempt Granville to become her fourth husband, and Eric, Cyril and Mr Newbold try to prove to their womenfolk that they are men of adventure. This episode was recorded on 21 October 2016.
17"Episode 4"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke15 January 2017 (2017-01-15)5.0219.2%
Granville has some outdated Christmas puddings to sell, but needs a clever plan to lure his sceptical customers into buying them. Madge is convinced that her house is haunted and is refusing to sleep in her bedroom, but luckily Granville discovers Gastric has a hidden dark side with spiritual powers that could solve the mystery and impress Madge. Meanwhile, Mrs Hussein takes a shine to Leroy and wants to know what they keep behind the counter for special customers. This episode was recorded on 4 November 2016.
18"Episode 5"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke22 January 2017 (2017-01-22)6.5627.3%
Granville tries to tempt the locals with a big wheel of cheese which seems to be on the turn. Leroy, sick of riding the old shop bike, is desperate for a new van to make his deliveries, so Granville turns to Gastric for help. Meanwhile, Mrs Featherstone continues to strike fear into the heart of Mr Newbold as she suggests a modest advance in their new relationship. This episode was recorded on 11 November 2016.
19"Episode 6"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke29 January 2017 (2017-01-29)6.9429.4%
Granville has bought a job lot of turnips that will need clever selling with the promise of their amazing medicinal qualities. Meanwhile, an attractive young woman is looking for Eric; he says he has no idea who she is, but Kath and the ladies are not so sure. And Mrs Featherstone samples Mr Newbold's homemade wine, which emboldens her intentions on finding a fourth husband even more than usual. This episode was recorded on 18 November 2016.
20"Episode 7"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)7.2329.8%
Arkwright's becomes a delivery point for people's internet shopping. When a large delivery arrives, Granville decides he could use it to help Gastric impress Madge, who has taken to her bed in a foul mood. Meanwhile, Granville is worried he is not using his shop counter space well enough to advertise, and Eric turns to Leroy for advice after Kath finds evidence of a lady's stocking in his pocket. This episode was recorded on 24 November 2016.

Series 4 (2017–18)[edit]

On 14 January 2017, David Jason revealed that he will be returning to film more episodes towards the end of 2017.[4]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
Special
21"Episode 1"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke28 December 2017 (2017-12-28)4.8016.8%
It's Christmas in the corner shop, but some of Granville's most important customers have plans to leave town. Not only is Madge planning to take his beloved Mavis away for a Christmas break but is Mr Newbold also thinking of doing a runner, leaving Granville at the mercy of Mrs Featherstone's amorous advances? Granville has to use some of his craftiest wiles to persuade everyone not to travel. After all, as well as wanting to stay close to Mavis, he's got to shift a large number of distinctly wonky Christmas Crackers.This episode was recorded on 6 October 2017.
Series
22"Episode 2"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke7 January 2018 (2018-01-07)5.0020.1%
Granville has a new idea for growing the business: he’s offering fitness classes. But can he really turn Gastric into a greyhound, and is that the right way to Madge’s flinty heart? At the other end of the scale, Mr Newbold believes he has hit on the perfect way to repel the attentions Mrs Featherstone – all he needs is a completely new image. But do even worse perils than the Black Widow lie in wait for the new look ‘Pit Bull’ Newbold? This episode was recorded on 13 October 2017.
23"Episode 3"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke14 January 2018 (2018-01-14)4.98TBA
Mr Newbold has decided to barricade his house against Mrs Featherstone, but Granville is sure he wouldn't be so keen to avoid her if he knew all about her hidden exotic past. Meanwhile, a lycra-clad Eric and Cyril push the envelope of masculinity on their new tandem, Mavis takes Granville up on his offer of a tour of his Victorian cheese-slicer collection, and Leroy tries to make the most of having to dress up as a banana for business reasons.This episode was recorded on 20 October 2017.
24"Episode 4"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke21 January 2018 (2018-01-21)5.35TBA
Granville encourages Gastric to express his artistic side in a local art competition, but he throws himself into self-expression more enthusiastically than anyone could have predicted. Meanwhile Granville has bought a large collection of mystery tins. Unfortunately Leroy and Granville are still none the wiser on the contents after they've opened one. Now they face the ultimate challenge - how can you sell something when you have absolutely no idea what it is? This episode was recorded on 3 November 2017.
25"Episode 5"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke28 January 2018 (2018-01-28)5.60TBA
Madge is thinking of leaving the area and telling Mavis she has to go with her, so Granville has to come up with a reason to keep the woman of his dreams from moving away. There's also a little problem of how to shift a load of jars of crabapple jelly so sour it could strip teeth. To make matters worse, Granville's best customers Eric and Cyril have taken a vow against ever being conned again. Meanwhile, Mrs Featherstone has made Mr Newbold a lunch offer he can't refuse.This episode was recorded on 10 November 2017.
26"Episode 6"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke4 February 2018 (2018-02-04)5.28TBA
Madge and Mavis are leaving the area. Granville sets up a big night out in a restaurant so he and Gastric can persuade them to stay. The only problem is his money belt seems to be tightening every time anyone looks at the menu. Meanwhile, Leroy's romance with Beth finally seems to be getting somewhere, but the time has come to introduce her to his father. And Granville has come up with the perfect way for Eric and Cyril to get their wives' attention: rumours that they have been seen out and about with another woman.This episode was recorded on 17 November 2017.
27"Episode 7"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke11 February 2018 (2018-02-11)5.46TBA
A trip to Scarborough presents Granville with an opportunity to combine business with pleasure as Mavis invites him for lunch in a seaside hotel. But can Granville get a moment alone with her without Madge? And can he manage to stop thinking about what is going on in the shop for long enough to let romance blossom? Back in Arkwright's, Leroy is in charge for the day. He is young. He is keen. He is full of confidence. What could possibly go wrong? And why is there a customer out cold in the middle of the floor?This episode was recorded on 23 November 2017.

Series 5 (2018)[edit]

In January 2018, it was revealed the show will return for a fifth series late 2018.

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateUK viewers
(millions) [1]
Series
28"Episode 1"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke7 October 2018 (2018-10-07)4.42TBA
Granville tries to sell bargain spectacles that do nothing for his customers' eyesight, while Mr Newbold is inspired to take control of his life by a self-help book and resolves to tell Mrs Featherstone how he really feels about her. Eric tries to persuade Kath to join him on a camping holiday, and Leroy receives a mysterious package.
29"Episode 2"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke14 October 2018 (2018-10-14)4.32TBA
Granville meets a man who claims to have been repeatedly abducted by aliens, and tries to persuade him to use his stories to boost sales. Leroy gets involved in a love triangle when Beth turns up for their date with a friend, while a divorcee comes to the shop hoping to find something that will stop her from missing her husband.
30"Episode 3"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke21 October 2018 (2018-10-21)3.89TBA
Granville buys a second-hand sausage machine and produces Arkwright's designer sausages with some interesting results. The Black Widow is still keeping her options open in the pursuit of her next husband but decides that she needs to get tongues wagging by asking Mr Newbold to fly some racy underwear on his washing line.
31"Episode 4"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke28 October 2018 (2018-10-28)4.67TBA
Granville decides that he needs to increase his advertising footprint, but then his grand scheme, in the shape of an oversized balloon, wreaks havoc. Beth is still on at Leroy to find a date for her friend Ruby, and Arkwright's shop continues to offer more unlikely products when Granville uses his best sales pitch to sell some tinned smoked oysters with the promise of the wow factor to his customers.
32"Episode 5"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke4 November 2018 (2018-11-04)4.68TBA
Granville surprises Kath when she pops in for her regular loaf of bread when he claims to have a special way of matching the right product with the customer. Madge and Mavis are off to a wedding looking very glamorous, and Granville gets concerned that Mavis might stay for the disco and attract new admirers, especially when Gastric recounts the story of how his cousin Maureen met her husband at a wedding.
33"Episode 6"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke12 November 2018 (2018-11-12)3.60TBA
It's a day full of bad surprises for Granville when the till becomes unwell, Leroy buys an ice cream van and the Black Widow finds him overheating in a tight spot. Eric and Cyril decide it's time to show some macho spirit and get back in the saddle - after all, this is the home of the Tour de Yorkshire!
Special
34"Episode 7"Dewi HumphreysRoy Clarke23 December 2018 (2018-12-23)3.70TBA
It is Christmas, and Granville has a large consignment of mistletoe mince pies to shift, but how can he persuade his regulars to buy them? Eric and Cyril refuse to be taken in by the wily grocer's promises of romantic enhancement in every box - but could the pies actually work? The Black Widow decides she is taking Mr Newbold Christmas shopping, Madge and Mavis discuss whether to invite Gastric for Christmas dinner, and Leroy tries to enlist Ruby's help to stop Beth seeing Gerald. Back in the Community Hall, everyone gets in the festive spirit by arranging a surprise anniversary party for Annie and George Thompson.

Series 6 (2019)[edit]

A sixth series, consisting of seven episodes, has been confirmed for 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Top 30 Programmes - BARB".
  2. ^ "Still Open All Hours returns for a new series this Christmas" (Press release). BBC. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "David Jason confirms Still Open All Hours will return and reveals his Hollywood dream" (Press release). The Mirror. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Only Fools And Horses reboot? Sir David Jason says he would play Del Boy one last time". The Mirror. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.

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