Still Open All Hours crews set to return this weekend

Still Open All Hours.
Still Open All Hours.

Television cameras will return to Doncaster on Monday to film a second series of cornershop sitcom Still Open All Hours.

Fans have been waiting to hear if the show would return after a first series shown earlier this year proved a hit.

The Free Press understands that filming will begin in Balby on Monday morning for up to a fortnight with Arkwright’s cluttered corner shop being set up over the weekend.

The first series, which featured comic legend Sir David Jason reprising his role as Granville, was filmed for two weeks last September and aired over Christmas and the New Year.

There has been no official word from the BBC whether the show would return for a second run but last week actress Emily Fleeshman confirmed on Twitter that she was returning to film at the converted Beautique hairdressing salon on the corner of Scarth Avenue and Lister Avenue.

The comedy was given a full series after a one-off special in 2013 proved the biggest show of that year’s Christmas schedules.

The six-part series, which focuses on life at the cluttered corner shop nearly thirty years on from the last episode of original show Open All Hours in 1985, also proved a smash.

The original aired between 1973 and 1985 and featured late comedy star Ronnie Barker as stuttering, penny-pinching Arkwright with Jason playing put-upon assistant Granville.