Still Open All Hours continues to top ratings

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Doncaster filmed sitcom Still Open All Hours is proving to be the number one programme on the box on Sunday nights.

Latest figures show that Sir David Jason’s cornershop sitcom remained on top of the ratings last Sunday evening.

The BBC1 comedy drew an average of 6.37 million viewers at 7.30pm - more than a quarter of the viewing public at that time.

The six part show, outdoor sequences for which were filmed in Doncaster in September, has proved a ratings smash since the first episode of the new series on Boxing Day.

And viewing figures have risen since the start of the series, suggesting cameras may return to the town for a second series.

The programme has easily seen off ITV’s contender, Foyle’s War, which has drawn in audiences of just four million.

The new series of the show will be released on DVD on February 2.

The release will feature all six episodes of the new series as well as the Christmas special from 2013 which sparked the revival.

That episode drew in more than 12 million viewers and was the biggest programme of the Christmas TV schedules as well as 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.