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.

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Series 2, Episode 11 - The Take Over Bid

A bunch of high-powered executives descend upon Dobson and Hawks and it looks like the store is about to be sold to a trendy new company. It's a hostile take-over but it appears that the deal rests upon convincing one shareholder with 10 shares to sell - the owner? - a certain Mr Swindley and he makes the most of his predicament!

Broadcast details

Monday 28th March 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Mr Walter Hunt
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
John Le Mesurier Sir Charles Dobson
Guest cast
Warren Mitchell Harvey Clawson
Cyril Varley Lennie (Porter)
John Owens Pringle (Bank clerk)
Harry Moxon Mr Jones (Bank manager)
Rex Boyd Waiter
Tracy Rogers Brenda Finch
Writing team
Christopher Bond Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer
Terry Pritchard Production Designer

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