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 12

The girls are at their enterprising best as they establish their own 'Hong Kong laundry' service. When Fenner sees how much the factory's water usage has suddenly risen he calls in a plumber, and they must decamp to a local barber shop.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 22nd June 1962
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
Wanda Ventham Shirley
Gwendolyn Watts Liz
Jan Williams Seamstress
Pamela Reece Seamstress
Jean Conroy Seamstress
Guest cast
George Roderick Nikki
Barbara Keogh Mrs. Brooks
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