Pardon The Expression. Leonard Swindley (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: Granada Television.

Pardon The Expression

ITV sitcom set in a shop. 37 episodes (2 series), 1965 - 1966. Stars Arthur Lowe, Paul Dawkins, Robert Dorning, Betty Driver and others.

Pardon The Expression. Leonard Swindley (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: Granada Television.

Pardon The Expression

Leonard Swindley has left Gamma Garments and now finds himself as assistant manager at a national chain store, Dobson and Hawks

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1966
Channel
ITV
Episodes
37   (2 series)
Starring
Arthur Lowe, Paul Dawkins, Robert Dorning, Betty Driver, Joy Stewart, Barbara Young, Holly Doone, John Le Mesurier and Anthony Sharp
Writers
Harry Driver, Jack Rosenthal and Vince Powell
Directors
Wally Butler and Michael Cox
Producers
Harry Driver and Derek Granger

Leonard Swindley bids a fond farewell to Gamma Garments and takes up the position of Assistant Manager with the Northern branch of national chain store, Dobson and Hawks. His manager, Ernest Parbold, suffers from stomach trouble and is not one to suffer in silence. He sees Swindley as another fly-by-night appointment and is happy to lay the blame on Swindley if it makes his life easier.

Miss Sinclair is in charge of the floor staff and, together with the canteen manageress, Mrs Edgeley, provides Swindley with some sympathetic support in his new role. However, he is still capable of looking permanently harrassed and over-reaching himself in his search for social acceptance.

Production Details

Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 2nd June 1965 on ITV at 7pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 27th June 1966 on ITV at 9:10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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