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 / ITV
  • 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.

Episode menu

Series 4 - Christmas Rush

It's the last working day before Christmas, and the girls are rushing to finish off a batch of "seconds" for the sales. Meanwhile, Fenner sends his wife and Paddy out to buy presents for each other, and Tony's hoping for a snog with Lyn.

Broadcast details

Saturday 24th December 1977
30 minutes
  • Friday 14th October 1977 at The London Studios

Cast & crew

Peter Jones Harold Fenner
Miriam Karlin Paddy Fleming
Christopher Beeny Tony
Anna Karen Olive
Diane Langton Kathy
Gillian Taylforth Lyn
Deddie Davies Mabel
Lucita Lijertwood Jojo
Guest cast
Rowena Cooper Sylvia Fenner
Writing team
Ronald Chesney Writer
Ronald Wolfe Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Director
Stuart Allen Producer
Geoff Beames Editor
David Catley Production Designer
Richard Price Casting Director
Lynsey De Paul Composer
Alyson Ritchie Costume Designer
Teddy Fader Lighting Designer

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