(25 Sep 1929 – 3 Oct 2005)
Another ‘great’ gone. A great figure of my childhood and a great influence. I was honestly very upset to hear of his death. I always remember thinking a new Open All Hours christmas special based on A Christmas Carol would work well, especially if they did it half-straight. An older grouchier still very woman-less Granville running a supermarket chain is visited on christmas eve by the ghost of Arkwright telling him to change his ways if he ever wants to get a woman like “Gladys Emmanuel”…
It’ll never happen now.
Look up Ronnie Barker on wikipedia