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For the Love of Ada (1970–1971)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

Irene Handl and Wilfred Pickles are two senior citizens who find that as romance blossoms, so too does emotional turmoil. The series gently charts the relationship between Yorkshireman Walter Bingley and Londoner Ada Cresswell, ...See moreIrene Handl and Wilfred Pickles are two senior citizens who find that as romance blossoms, so too does emotional turmoil. The series gently charts the relationship between Yorkshireman Walter Bingley and Londoner Ada Cresswell, septuagenarians who meet while Ada is visiting the grave of her late husband. Will their love survive the disapproval of Ada's daughter, Ruth? Does the permissive society extend to its senior citizens? Can the North-South divide be bridged? And will Walter and Ada ever save enough money to get married on their old-age pensions? See less
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4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
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Updated Apr 20, 1970

Release date (First episode)
Apr 20, 1970 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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63 cast members
Name STARmeter Episodes Known for
Irene Handl
Ada Bingley / Ada Creswell Ada Bingley / Ada Creswell   See fewer
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Wilfred Pickles
Walter Bingley Walter Bingley   See fewer
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27
Barbara Mitchell
Ruth Pollitt Ruth Pollitt   See fewer
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27
Jack Smethurst
Leslie Pollitt Leslie Pollitt   See fewer
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27
Joanna Cooper
Liz / Jenny Liz / Jenny   See fewer
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4
Malcolm Rogers
The Vicar The Vicar   See fewer
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3
Elizabeth Hunt
Mrs. Baker / The Nurse / The Sister Mrs. Baker / The Nurse / The Sister   See fewer
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3
Cecily Hullett
Mrs. Skinner / Freda Skinner Mrs. Skinner / Freda Skinner   See fewer
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3
William Maxwell
The Vicar / Vicar The Vicar / Vicar   See fewer
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3
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2
Patsy Rowlands
Pauline Whitehead Pauline Whitehead   See fewer
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2
Mollie Sugden
Nellie Pollitt Nellie Pollitt   See fewer
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2
Anna Turner
Maggie Bingley Maggie Bingley   See fewer
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2
Patrick Durkin
The Policeman The Policeman   See fewer
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Charles Lamb
Arthur Parsons Arthur Parsons   See fewer
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2
Gabrielle Daye
Mrs. Armitage Mrs. Armitage   See fewer
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2
Winifred Sabine
Pensioner Pensioner   See fewer
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2
Norman Atkyns
Pensioner Pensioner   See fewer
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2
Barbara Bruce
Pensioner Pensioner   See fewer
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2
Winifred Braemar
Pensioner Pensioner   See fewer
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2
Evelyn Moore
Pensioner Pensioner   See fewer
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Meadows White
Fred Carter Fred Carter   See fewer
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2
Michael Barrington
Mr. Jarvis Mr. Jarvis   See fewer
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1
John Comer
Eddie Eddie   See fewer
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1
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Jon Croft
Charlie Nugent Charlie Nugent   See fewer
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James Hayter
Herbert Jackson Herbert Jackson   See fewer
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1
Lane Meddick
Mr. Watson Mr. Watson   See fewer
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1
Toke Townley
Man in Cemetery Man in Cemetery   See fewer
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1
Colin Welland
Albert Bingley Albert Bingley   See fewer
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Arthur White
The Porter The Porter   See fewer
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George A. Cooper
Man in Cinema Man in Cinema   See fewer
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Hazel Coppen
Mrs. Harrison Mrs. Harrison   See fewer
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Meredith Edwards
Mr. Hodges Mr. Hodges   See fewer
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Daphne Heard
Mrs. Chandler Mrs. Chandler   See fewer
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Robert Keegan
Jack Pollitt Jack Pollitt   See fewer
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Edwin Richfield
Mr. Hepworth Mr. Hepworth   See fewer
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Norman Robbins
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Will Stampe
The Barman The Barman   See fewer
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Joan Carol
Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Johnson   See fewer
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Joanne Cooper
Mrs. Martin Mrs. Martin   See fewer
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Dennis Chinnery
Mr. Meadows Mr. Meadows   See fewer
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1
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Douglas Ridley
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin   See fewer
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Neil Wilson
Barman Barman   See fewer
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Ann Beach
Alice Bingley Alice Bingley   See fewer
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Griffith Davies
Terry Chadwick Terry Chadwick   See fewer
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Jean Marlow
The Waitress The Waitress   See fewer
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William Moore
The Policeman The Policeman   See fewer
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1
Joan Young
Fat Elsie Fat Elsie   See fewer
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1
Barbara Francis
the Manageress the Manageress   See fewer
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Bert Palmer
Fred Bingley Fred Bingley   See fewer
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Gerard Hely
Albert Bingley Albert Bingley   See fewer
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Freddie Jones
David Llewellin Griffiths David Llewellin Griffiths   See fewer
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Anna Wing
Gertie Thomas Gertie Thomas   See fewer
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Jack Tweddle
Man in Park Man in Park   See fewer
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Ann Way
Florrie Bingley Florrie Bingley   See fewer
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Norman Shelley
Jack Thomas Jack Thomas   See fewer
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Sydney Arnold
The Photographer The Photographer   See fewer
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John Craig
The Barman The Barman   See fewer
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John Scott Martin
Man in Pub (uncredited) Man in Pub (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aubrey Danvers-Walker
Drinker in Nags Head (uncredited) Drinker in Nags Head (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 47 votes