Pinwright's Progress. Mr J. Pinwright (James Hayter). Copyright: BBC.

Pinwright's Progress

BBC One sitcom about the staff of a large shop. 10 episodes (1 series), 1946 - 1947. Stars James Hayter, Clarence Wright, Sara Gregory, Daphne Maddox and others.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Friday 29th November 1946

J. Pinwright is the proprietor of the smallest multiple store in the world, and viewers will have a fortnightly chance to see his progress from disaster to disaster. He has a pretty daughter and a hated rival, and his difficulties are increased by his staff's efforts to be helpful.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Friday 13th December 1946

Christmas is coming and so, not to be beaten by his hated rival, the owner of Macgillygally's Stores, Mr. Pinwright prepares his Christmas Bazaar. There is trouble though, partly occasioned by the sudden appearance of three robed and bearded Father Christmases - one of whom is a fugitive from the law. Mrs. Sigsbee however lends tone to the proceedings by appearing in costume as the Fairy Queen and all ends well - or does it?

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Friday 27th December 1946

Mr. Pinwright intends to lure post-Christmas shoppers by a handsome gift to the store's fiftieth customer - cigars or nylons, cash customers only considered. In addition he opens a brand new snack bar, but some pills palmed off on him by that cunning salesman throw all his plans into confusion.

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4. Cash Crisis

First broadcast: Friday 10th January 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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5. Fashions And Pashuns

First broadcast: Friday 24th January 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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6. Strained Relations

First broadcast: Friday 7th February 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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7. The Gipsy's Warning

First broadcast: Friday 21st March 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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8. Gone To Seed

First broadcast: Friday 18th April 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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9. Radio Activity

First broadcast: Friday 2nd May 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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10. Staggered Holidays

First broadcast: Friday 16th May 1947

More of life at the world's smallest multiple-store, Macgillygally's Stores, owned by Mr J. Pinwright.

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