BBC One orders full series of ‘Still Open All Hours’

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Six half-hour episodes will be filmed in Doncaster and will air on BBC One later this year.

The recent Christmas special was watched by an average of 9.4 million viewers, with consolidated figures of 12.2 million (44%) making it the most-watched comedy since The Vicar Of Dibley in 2007 and the third highest in over a decade.

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David Jason 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.”

Writer Roy Clarke added: “I’m delighted. It’s like going back home.”

Shane Allen, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, said: “The resounding success of the Christmas revival showed the huge and enduring audience affection for this much-loved classic. Roy has done a terrific job of updating the characters whilst keeping what was warm-hearted and enjoyable about the world of the original series.”

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