The Rag Trade. Image shows from L to R: Harold Fenner (Peter Jones), Paddy Fleming (Miriam Karlin). Copyright: BBC.

The Rag Trade

BBC One and ITV sitcom about trade relations. 58 episodes (5 series), 1961 - 1978. Stars Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Christopher Beeny and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Peter Jones Harold Fenner
Miriam Karlin Paddy Fleming
Reg Varney Reg Turner (Series 1-3)
Christopher Beeny Tony (Series 4-5)
Esma Cannon Lily Swann (Series 1-2)
Sheila Hancock Carole Taylor (Series 1-2)
Wanda Ventham Shirley (Series 2-3)
Barbara Windsor Judy (Series 1 & 3)
Claire Davenport Myrtle (Series 3)
Amanda Reiss Janet (Series 3)
Sheena Marshe Sandra (Series 3)
Stella Tanner Olive (Series 3)
Patricia Denys Betty (Series 3)
Carmel Cryan Gloria (Series 3)
Irene Handl Reg's Mum (Series 3)
Anna Karen Olive (Series 4-5)
Diane Langton Kathy (Series 4-5)
Gillian Taylforth Lyn (Series 4-5)
Deddie Davies Mabel (Series 4-5)
Lucita Lijertwood Jojo (Series 4-5)
Ann Beach Brenda (Series 1)
Toni Palmer Doreen (Series 1)
Rita Smythe Rita (Series 1)
Judy Carne Seamstress (Series 1)
Gwendolyn Watts Liz (Series 2)
Jan Williams Seamstress (Series 2)
Julie Samuels (as Julie Samuel) Seamstress (Series 2)
Elaine Kagan Seamstress (Series 2)
Pamela Reece Seamstress (Series 2)
Jean Conroy Seamstress (Series 2)
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Dennis Main Wilson Director (Series 1-3)
Bryan Izzard Director (Series 4)
William G Stewart Director (Series 5)
Dennis Main Wilson Producer (Series 1-3)
Bryan Izzard Producer (Series 4)
William G Stewart Producer (Series 5)

For guest cast and crew see our episode guides


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