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

The Rag Trade

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / ITV1
  • 1961 - 1978
  • 58 episodes (5 series)

Each working day at Fenner's Fashions is a new struggle between the management and the workers. Stars Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Christopher Beeny, Esma Cannon and more.

Key cast & crew credits

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 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)
Geoff Beames Editor (Series 4-5)
Malcolm Goulding Production Designer (Series 1-2)
David Catley Production Designer (Series 4)
Andrew Gardner Production Designer (Series 5)
Richard Price Casting Director (Series 4-5)
Dorothea Wallace Costume Designer (Series 2)
Laurie Bild Lighting Designer (Series 4)
Chris Bartlett-Judd Lighting Designer (Series 5)
Gordon Franks Composer (Series 1-3)
Lynsey De Paul Composer (Series 4-5)

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