British Comedy Guide

The Rag Trade. Image shows from L to R: Harold Fenner (Peter Jones), Paddy (Miriam Karlin), Carole (Sheila Hancock).

The Rag Trade

BBC One sitcom. 59 episodes (5 series), 1961 - 1978. Stars Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Reg Varney, Christopher Beeny, Esma Cannon, Sheila Hancock, Wanda Ventham and others.

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Miriam Karlin obituary

Actor best known as Paddy, the militant shop steward in the BBC's The Rag Trade.

Dennis Barker, The Guardian, 3rd June 2011

Rag Trade star Miriam Karlin dies

Actress Miriam Karlin, known to many for her role as shop steward Paddy in TV sitcom The Rag Trade, has died in London aged 85.

The actress, who became an OBE in 1975, had cancer and died in hospital.

BBC News, 3rd June 2011

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