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'.
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 )