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.

Press clippings

Top 10 Network Comedies of 2018: 5-1

The top five comedies released by Network during 2018.

Aaron Brown, Network, 17th December 2018

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

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

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