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.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Baby

Fenner has to produce a new sample for a major client who's threatening to withdraw their business. A fine day for Brenda's husband, currently working the night shift, to drop their noisy baby off at the workshop so he can sleep in peace at home!

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th October 1961
Time
8:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Jones Harold Fenner
Miriam Karlin Paddy Fleming
Reg Varney Reg Turner
Esma Cannon Lily Swann
Sheila Hancock Carole Taylor
Barbara Windsor Judy
Ann Beach Brenda
Toni Palmer Doreen
Rita Smythe Rita
Judy Carne Seamstress
Guest cast
Keith Smith Brenda's Husband
Max Bacon Mr. Conway
Lisa Cotton Jnr Baby
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Dennis Main Wilson Director
Dennis Main Wilson Producer
Malcolm Goulding Production Designer
Gordon Franks Composer