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A Ronnie Barker sitcom featuring himself as Arkwright a stuttering, philosophising corner shopkeeper who wants every penny he can get and is loathe to spend any money on just about anything. Lynda Baron plays the love of his life Nurse Gladys Emmanuel. A young David Jason plays his hapless and loveless but yearning teenage nephew and assistant Granville whose father may be Hungarian?
Last Episode04x06 The Mystical Boudoir Of Nurse Glad… Aired: Oct. 06, 1985
Arkwright tries all manner of things in order to get himself into Nurse Gladys Emmanuel's bedroom, including the use of a ladder and a box of …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Arkwright is supposed to be engaged (on and off) to Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, yet in several episodes, he is…
[show]Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Arkwright is supposed to be engaged (on and off) to Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, yet in several episodes, he is wearing a wedding ring. It's particularly noticeable when he's counting money from the till.
- In the episode Happy Birthday Arkwright, his age is revealed as 58.
- When Ronnie Barker first saw the script, the character of Arkwright did not have a stutter. Barker always credits Glenn Melvyn as the inspiration for the stutter.