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The Rag Trade - LWT Series 1 - Complete [DVD]

Peter Jones , Miriam Karlin    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin, Christopher Beeny, Anna Karen, Gillian Taylforth
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Feb 2008
  • Run Time: 375 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00112GCF8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,905 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A huge success in the early 1960s for the BBC, a decade later, the cast and writers reunited for two further series - only this time made by LWT. As well as Peter Jones and Miriam Karlin reprising their roles as antagonists Harold Fenner, the proprietor of Fenner Fashions, and Paddy, the militant shop steward, new additions to the cast included Christopher Beeny as Tony and Anna Karen as Olive. This collection contains all fifteen episodes that comprised the first LWT series, including the festive special, shown on Christmas Eve 1977. Episodes comprise: 'Stay In Strike', 'The Sample', 'Fixing The Rate', 'The Lunch Problem', 'The Export Order', 'The Italian Line', 'Olive's Baby', 'The Wedding Dress', 'The Sideline', 'The Guvnor's Wife', 'The New Girl', 'The Bet', 'The Accident', 'The New Brother' and 'Christmas Rush'.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: Available for the very first time on DVD - all eight hilarious episodes of the BBC's top situation comedy of the early 1960s! Life in the Fenner Fashions workshop is constantly disrupted by wildcat industrial action as firebrand shop steward Paddy (Miriam Karlin) takes on penny-pinching proprietor Harold Fenner (Peter Jones) over anything and everything! It seems like every day Paddy's blowing her whistle and yelling 'everybody out!'. Poor foreman Reg (Reg Varney) is stuck in the middle of the battle, just trying to keep everyone happy - and failing miserably! Sheila Hancock as Carole and Esma Cannon as Little Lil are amongst the workforce - as is a young Barbara Windsor. Created and written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney (who later went on to have another hit series On The Buses with Reg Varney), The Rag Trade is a true classic which attracted enormous audiences when it was first broadcast between October and December 1961. ...The Rag Trade - Complete Season 1 - 2-DVD Set ( The Rag Trade - Complete First LWT Series ) ( The Rag Trade - Complete Season One )


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rag Trade - LWT Series 1 5 April 2010
The Rag Trade originally started in the early 60's on the BBC and included Reg Varney (On The Buses fame)in its cast. A few years later LWT produced this series and include Anna Karen in the cast playing the same character from On The Buses - Olive Rudge. However the series really belongs to its two main stars Peter Jones as Fenner and Miriam Karlin as Paddy the shop steward. The charisma of Peter Jones and Miriam Karlin together is an instant hit. Based in the garment industry which has fast faded from the British scene because of cheaper products from abroad. This gives a hint of the enjoyable times that were had in small factories in the past. This is not just a great comedy show, but a bit of social history that has now gone. It is nice to see this on DVD as it gave hours of enjoyment on TV, now more hours on DVD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 9 Jan 2010
Bit dubious of buying this as memory can mislead you but, all in all, good value. Peter Jones is a natural comic actor and the setting in a small clothes factory gives plenty of scope for humour. Better than most comedy series on TV today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 70's comedy heaven ! 7 Jan 2013
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Great value 2 disks with lots of episodes including a Christmas special. A real nostalgia trip suitable for all the family.
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