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 2, Episode 1

The girls are obsessed with a one-armed bandit in the restroom. Surely it'll pay out the jackpot soon? Meanwhile, Reg has to go and pay the electricity bill.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th April 1962
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
Wanda Ventham Shirley
Gwendolyn Watts Liz
Jan Williams Seamstress
Julie Samuels (as Julie Samuel) Seamstress
Elaine Kagan Seamstress
Guest cast
Graham Stark Mr. Bassett
Judith Furse Mrs. Morley
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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