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Open All Hours: Series 3 And 4 (Box Set) [VHS] [1976]

Ronnie Barker , David Jason    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn, Stephanie Cole
  • Format: Colour, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Playback
  • VHS Release Date: 2 Jun 2003
  • Run Time: 350 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00009QNUO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,812 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Written by Roy Clarke, who was also responsible for Last Of The Summer Wine, Open All Hours exhibited a similarly relaxed attitude towards plot. Ronnie Barker plays Arkwright, the miserly grocer who longs to marry busty Nurse Gladys (Lynda Baron) ("Let's strike while the iron's lukewarm".) David Jason, meanwhile, plays Arkwright's nephew Granville, a romantic who chafes at the confines of shop life and lusts after one "Gloria" (of whom we only ever catch a rear-end view). A series of customers offer little side vignettes, gossipy tittle tattle and tales of their own sexual frustrations. This is a special 90-minute long edition, featuring the pilot. Although it was made in 1983, Open All Hours seems to belong to an earlier era still, in its cosily nostalgic, saucy postcard worldview of everyday Northern folk, a world in which Granville still does his rounds in a cloth cap on a delivery bike. The script creaks with double entendres and how amusing you'll find Arkwright depends on how amusing you find a man with a stammer. Don't expect Steptoe-style pathos or wit, here. Open All Hours is notable, however, in that it constituted Jason's comedy apprenticeship under Barker, standing him in good stead for Only Fools And Horses. --David Stubbs

Product Description

The entire third and fourth series of the BBC comedy written by Roy Clarke. Miserly Arkwright (Ronnie Barker) employs his down-trodden nephew Granville (David Jason) at his grocer's store, while attempting to woo Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron).


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Open all hours the comedy 9 Sep 2003
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Format:VHS Tape
Every morning I wake up and the first thing that goes on the television is my copy of open all hours.
This box set is a fantastic combination of good quality comedy and laughter.
I would recommend this box set to anyone who is looking for a good laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Open all hours 26 May 2014
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
Excellent I am very please with the video tape it great value for money I would recommend it to anyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars open all hours- series 1 and 2 (vhs) 19 Dec 2012
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I ordered this for my father who is big fan of the comedy set in doncaster which is local to him , he still likes the old vhs which he is used to & likes.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A disappointing collection 20 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Although I am a fan of Open All Hours, I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this video. In my opinion these aren't some of the best episodes from the series - the highlight is probably seeing Granville trying to dress to impress with disastrous results!
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4 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Open All Hours- Roy Clark's 29 Aug 2004
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Format:VHS Tape
Open All Hours - Roy Clark. Roy Clark has ritten lot's of sitcom's like - Open All Hours - Last Of The Summer Wine -Keeping Up Appearances. All the episode's of Open All Hours star's Ronnie Barker (From Porridge) and David Jason (From Only Fools And Horses). Buy all of the series on VHS or on DVD You will like it Open All Hours.
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