Granville (Sir David Jason) is back in business for a new seven-part series of the hit corner-shop comedy, which kicks off with a special festive episode.

And with most of his customers planning to leave town for the holidays, the miserly shopkeeper is going to have to come up with new ingenious ways of shifting his stock, especially his un-crackable Christmas crackers!

Granville also ropes poor Gastric (Tim Healy) into a hare-brained scheme to convince Mr Newbold (Geoffrey Whitehead) to stay and keep Mrs Featherstone (Stephanie Cole) off his back, which involves dressing Gastric up as a rather fetching Christmas fairy!