Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width. Image shows from L to R: Emmanuel 'Manny' Cohen (John Bluthal), Patrick Kelly (Joe Lynch)
Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width

Never Mind The Quality, Feel The Width

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1967 - 1971
  • 40 episodes (6 series)

Culture-clash comedy featuring an English Jew and an Irish Catholic tailor working in London's East End. Stars John Bluthal, Joe Lynch, Bernard Spear, Cyril Shaps and Eamonn Kelly

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Series 5, Episode 1 - And Ecumenicals To You

In a bid to improve race relations within the community, Father Ignatious and Rabbi Stone ask Manny and Patrick to plan an event to bring everyone together. They arrange a friendly game of football, Jews vs. Catholics. But with Sunday the Catholic Sabbath, and Saturday the Jewish Sabbath, they can't even decide on when they should hold the match!


In the credits of this episode, Father Ignatious's name is spelled Ignatius.

This episode was made in black and white due to strike action.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th December 1970
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Bluthal Emmanuel 'Manny' Cohen
Joe Lynch Patrick Kelly
Bernard Spear Adolf Lewtas
Guest cast
Jim Norton Father Ignatious
Michael Brennan Mick
David Nettheim Rabbi Stone
Ivor Salter Big Jim O'Rourke
Will Leighton Murphy
Charles Hyatt Turbaned Sikh
Will Stampe David Goldberg
Leslie Bryant Nathan
Peter Osgood Self
Writing team
Vince Powell Writer
Harry Driver Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
Ronnie Baxter Producer
Bill Palmer Production Designer
Bob Miller Composer

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