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

Pardon The Expression

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 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.


Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 12 - Between The Covers

As the store prepares to announce encouraging sales figures, only one department is lacking ... and that department is currently holding a gathering for the ladies book reading circle - hosted by Mr Swindley! In an effort to increase profits, Mr. Hunt arranges a closing down sale of pulp fiction in the Book Department - Mr. Swindley is in a cultural state of shock and his mood is not helped when he is arrested for selling obscene material!

Broadcast details

Monday 4th April 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Mr Walter Hunt
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
Guest cast
Julie Goodyear Miss Wilkins
Aimée Delamain Miss Singleton
Nora Nicholson Miss Bracewell
Margaret Boyd Miss Brooks
Ivor Dean Det.Sgt. Thompson
Willoughby Goddard Sir Claude Wagstaffe
Rex Boyd Court Usher
Jack Austin Clerk of the Court
Writing team
Charles Hart Writer
Peter Bishop Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer
Terry Pritchard Production Designer

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