Sir David Jason confirms third series of Doncaster sitcom Still Open All Hours

Sir David Jason in Still Open All Hours.Sir David Jason in Still Open All Hours.
Sir David Jason in Still Open All Hours.
Acting legend Sir David Jason has confirmed a third series of Still Open All Hours will be filmed in Doncaster.

The TV favourite has said his popular spin-off sitcom will be back for another series in an interview this week.

The sitcom legend has been enjoying an on-screen revival in Still Open All Hours , a spin-off of the Ronnie Barker classic, playing shopkeeper Granville, and he confirmed a new series is in the pipeline.

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Sir David said: “We beat practically everything on television in the ratings. We beat everybody. The reaction is amazing.

"I think we get seven million viewers and 30% of the audience. You used to get huge figures, but seven million is unbelievable.

“The thing about Still Open All Hours is that it’s a show you can watch with your entire family and you’re not going to be worried about too much sex, so you feel safe.

"It’s funny and silly and daft and we all know that. You can watch it without any worry or concern about your old gran at 90 or your little baby boy at nine months. They can all watch it and have good fun.

"We’re doing more - be there or be square.”

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The cornershop comedy returned to BBC1 on Boxing Day for a second series. The revival came after a Christmas special from 2013 which proved to be the biggest hit of that year's festive programming.

That episode drew in more than 12 million viewers and became one of the most watched shows of 2013.

The original series of Open All Hours ran between 1973 and 1985 and starred Ronnie Barker as penny pinching shopkeeper Arkwright as well as Jason as put-upon errand boy Granville.

The new series sees Jason reprising Granville, who now runs the shop, with his son Leroy.

Outdoor scenes were filmed at the Beautique hair salon on the corner of Lister Avenue and Scarth Avenue in Balby last September - the setting for the original show.

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