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 2, Episode 4 - Self-Defence

Every time Swindley goes to the bank he takes his life in his hands. The answer, he decides, is judo. But when he tries throwing his weight around he causes trouble for everyone. After a few bouts with Mrs. Edgeley, Swindley turns to coaching and enrols at Gerry's Gym, persuading Mr. Hunt to join him. His boss turns out to be a natural.

Broadcast details

Monday 31st January 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Mr Walter Hunt
Betty Driver Mrs. Edgeley
Joy Stewart Miss Sinclair
Guest cast
Joan Benham Miss Cavendish
Roger Chapman PC Wilkins
Edwin Apps Reverend Lloyd
Joe Robinson Gerry
John Woodvine Mick
Tommy Mann Actor
Michael Keely Actor
Steve Pullen Actor
Ray Anten Actor
Arthur Jeffrey Actor
Writing team
Harry Driver Writer
Vince Powell Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer

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