Ronnie Barker stars as Arkwright, the stuttering grocer, in the first series of this cornershop comedy. Arkwright's urge to take money from his customers by fair means or foul is second only to his need to prevent his nephew, Granville, from discovering a world beyond the clang of the shop bell... And, of course, his consuming passion for Nurse Gladys Emmanuel.
Full of Mysterious Promise "Why don't we get engaged before we both grow a moustache?" What's more fruitless - Arkwright's pursuit of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, or his attempt to sell tins of food without labels? A Mattress on Wheels Arkwright's always been dead against getting a van, until Granville points out the advantages of taking a lady friend for a drive... A Nice Cosy Little Disease Perhaps a nice cosy little disease on Arkwright's part would be the thing to attract the ministrations of a certain district nurse? Beware of the Dog A local crime wave scares the wits out of an already security-obsessed Arkwright - there's nothing for it, the shop has to be fortified! Well Catered Funeral His best friend's funeral tests Arkwright's generosity to a painful degree. Apple and Self Service Slow apples sales lead to a self-service experiment for the cornershop.