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 6 - Unhappy Customer

One of the firm's customers brings back a selection of dresses with a range of complaints. Stains, cheese, banana skins, lettuce, half a sausage. The girls have been cooking and eating in the workroom, and Fenner sees the solution in an automated refreshment vending machine.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 10th November 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
Brian Oulton Mr. Lever
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