Second season of ‘Still Open All Hours’ begins filming

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BBC One has ordered new episodes of David Jason’s sitcom Still Open All Hours.

Written by Roy Clarke, Season 2 will open with a Christmas special, which began filming on location in Doncaster last month.

The festival episode will see Granville (Sir David Jason) bag himself a bargain Christmas tree, which gives him more problems than he wanted. Eric (Johnny Vegas) and Cyril (Kulvinder Ghir) embark on a new fitness regime and, as the holidays approach, Granville and Leroy (James Baxter) try to entice Madge (Brigit Forsyth) to their festive party.

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Tim Healy will also return as love-stuck Gastric with Nina Wadia as town gossip Mrs Hussein, alongside original Open All Hours cast members Lynda Baron as Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, Stephanie Cole as The Black Widow and Maggie Ollerenshaw as the object of Granville’s affections, Mavis.

Executive producer Gareth Edwards commented: “It‘s wonderful to be returning with our fantastic cast to Granville’s daft, warm and life-affirming world, full of the kind of characters and situations that could only come from the remarkable mind of Roy Clarke.”

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