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 3, Episode 5 - Baby Dolls

When Mr. Fenner appears in court to answer charges arising out of the manufacture of baby-doll nightites Judy is put forward by the defence as a material witness. Unfortunately the material rips, and the shapely blonde is forced to seek refuge behind the law itself - much to the delight of the judge.

Broadcast details

Saturday 2nd February 1963
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Peter Jones Harold Fenner
Miriam Karlin Paddy Fleming
Reg Varney Reg Turner
Wanda Ventham Shirley
Barbara Windsor Judy
Amanda Reiss Janet
Stella Tanner Olive
Patricia Denys Betty
Carmel Cryan Gloria
Guest cast
George Benson Judge
Frank Coda Actor
Howard Douglas Actor
Edward Malin (as Eddie Malin) Actor
Malcolm Watson Actor
Hugh Paddick Actor
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Dennis Main Wilson Director
Dennis Main Wilson Producer
Gordon Franks Composer

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