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

Pardon The Expression

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1965 - 1966
  • 37 episodes (2 series)

Leonard Swindley has left Gamma Garments and now finds himself as assistant manager at a national chain store, Dobson and Hawks. Stars Arthur Lowe, Paul Dawkins, Robert Dorning, Betty Driver, Joy Stewart and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1965 - 1966
Channels
ITV
Episodes
37 (2 series)
Stars
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, Derek Granger and H.V. Kershaw
Companies

A spin-off from soap opera Coronation Street.

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 2nd June 1965 at 7pm on ITV

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