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 3 - The Trouble With Ada

Mr. Parbold decides that, in order to bring the store in-line with average takings across the chain, someone must be sacked. He leaves Swindley with the task, and unsurprisingly the rest of the workforce aren't too pleased.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th June 1965
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Paul Dawkins Mr. Parbold
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
Barbara Young Pam Plummer
Holly Doone Mavis Foster
Guest cast
Betty Hardy Ada Hadfield
Helen Fraser Hilda Norton
Elsie Woodhouse Woman customer
Writing team
Harry Driver Writer
Jack Rosenthal Writer
Production team
Wally Butler (as Walter Butler) Director
Harry Driver Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer
Denis Parkin Production Designer