Still Open All Hours set for DVD release

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The new series of Doncaster filmed sitcom Open All Hours is to be given a DVD release.

The six-part series of Still Open All Hours is still being screened on BBC1 and has proved a popular ratings smash, regularly drawing in audiences of more than five million.

Now the cornershop comedy, starring acting legend Sir David Jason, is to be released on DVD early next month at the conclusion of the series.

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.

The PG rated DVD will be released on February 2.