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.

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Series 2, Episode 18 - The Dinner Party

The manager of the chain's biggest store is leaving, and Swindley sights a promotion; if he can get Hunt into the post, he'll be hot favourite for Hunt's old job. He plans an intimate dinner party for the chairman, Lord Penge, and his lady, with candlelight and, he hopes, witty discourse. There's just one hitch - Mrs. Hunt can't cook.


Aka "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Frying"

Broadcast details

Monday 16th May 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Mr Walter Hunt
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
Guest cast
Clare Kelly Mrs. Hunt
Shirley Stelfox Sales assistant
Joan Haythorne Lady Penge
John Barron Lord Penge
Derek Williams Caterer
Warren Clarke Caterer
Ray Curtis Caterer
Tony Malloy Caterer
Writing team
Charles Hart Writer
Peter Bishop Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer
Peter Caldwell Production Designer

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