Joy For Doncaster as BBC Confirms Full Series of 'Still Open All Hours'
'Still Open All Hours' will return to the BBC this year.
David Jason and the team behind 'Still Open All Hours' - the sequel to Ronnie Barker's classic sitcom 'Open All Hours' - will return to Doncaster in 2014 to shoot a full series of the show.
David Jason At Arkwrights
Granville's corner shop will be open for business once again after the BBC confirmed it had commissioned a full series following the one-off Christmas special, watched by 12.2 million viewers.
Written by original creator Roy Clarke, 'Still Open All Hours' will now return for a full six-part series
"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," said David Jason, who starred in the original series.
"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."
Still Open All Hours will return to Balby, Doncaster for filming before airing on BBC1 later this year. It will be made by the corporation's in-house comedy department.
David Jason [L] and Stephanie Cole [R] Shooting 'Still Open All Hours'
The controller of BBC comedy commissioning Shane Allen 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."
Exterior scenes for the Christmas special were shot at a transformed Beautique hair salon in Lister Avenue, Doncaster, in November. The shop was the setting for the original series which ran between 1974 and 1985.
Arkwright's Shop in Balby, Doncaster