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 7 - The Big Hotel

Messrs Swindley and Hunt have taken a trip to London and are staying in a posh hotel. There visit takes an unexpected turn when a surprise guest turns up ...


Regular cast member Betty Driver makes a cameo in this episode as a well-to-do lady whom Swindley mistakes for Mrs Edgeley.

Broadcast details

Monday 21st February 1966
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Mr Walter Hunt
Guest cast
Geoffrey Palmer Hotel manager
Christine Hargreaves Dawn
Geraldine Moffatt Samantha
Bernadette Hughson Receptionist
Avis Bunnage Mrs Hunt
Betty Driver The Hon Mrs Wentworth Brewster
Jack Woolgar Porter
Writing team
John Finch Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
H.V. Kershaw Executive Producer

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