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.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - The Sample

The girls are supposed to be finishing off a new sample for a client to view, but Carole's sailor boyfriend is back in port and she needs something to wear to go and see him. When the client arrives before Carole returns, the workshop is thrown into panic.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 3rd November 1961
Time
8:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Bernard Hunter Mr. Gilbert
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

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