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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Headmistress

In his first major assignment for Dobson and Hawks, Leonard Swindley is given the task of sweet talking Miss Buxton, the head of Mr Parbold's daughter's school, into a lucrative contract. Known to her enemies as "Frankenstein's Grandmother", she tries to turn the tables on "Hot Lips" Swindley by extracting sponsorship for new showers for the school.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th June 1965
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Paul Dawkins Mr. Parbold
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
Guest cast
Judith Furse Miss Buxton
Writing team
Jack Rosenthal Writer
Production team
Wally Butler (as Walter Butler) Director
Harry Driver Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer
Denis Parkin Production Designer