Comedy legend Sir David Jason was due to beging filming the new series of Open All Hours in Doncaster this morning.
Cameras are set to begin rolling at the converted Balby hairdressing salon as the much-loved BBC sitcom returns to the town once more.
Film crews arrived in town on Friday to begin setting up at the Beautique salon on the corner of Lister Avenue and Scarth Avenue, transforming the tiny salon into Arkwright’s cluttered emporium again.
The new series follows the success of a Christmas special last year in which Granville, played by Sir David, has inherited the shop from his miserly, stuttering uncle, played in the original series by comedy legend Ronnie Barker.
In the new series, penned by original Doncaster writer Roy Clarke, Granville has inherited the shop which he now runs with his son, the result of one-night stand.
Other stars of the original series, Lynda Baron, who played buxom Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, Stephanie Cole, who appeared as the fearsome Mrs Featherstone, aka The Black Widow and dithering customer Mavis, played by Maggie Ollerenshaw, are also expected to return.
Cameras will be filming for the next two weeks around the clock. The street will be sealed off during filming of the show with interior filming due to take place in Salford later in the year.