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The Rag Trade - BBC Series 1 [DVD] [1961]

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  • Actors: Peter Jones, Reg Varney, Miriam Karlin, Ann Beach, Judy Carne
  • Directors: Dennis Main Wilson
  • Producers: Dennis Main Wilson
  • Format: PAL, Black & White, Full Screen, Mono
  • Language: English
  • 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: U
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Mar. 2006
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BBG93A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,507 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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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! Everybody out!

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Unfortunately these two DVDs were delivered in the wrong order two first ans series one today so I started watching series two first, never mind it certainly bought back memories in my working in a factory with no heating no air conditioning when it got to cold we just worked harder too warm work stopped and we all wheat outside
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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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good product and a speedy delivery
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I'd almost forgotten this series, then I saw it on the Amazon site, and decided to send for it. I'm glad I did. Made in the 1960's, it's ancient, and thus it's in black and white, but that seems to add to the atmosphere. The characters go together well. You have to remember that this was made during an age where the unions ruled the roost. There's plenty of it in this programme, with Miriam Karlin as the Shop Steward, Peter Jones as the sweat shop owner, and Reg Varney as the foreman caught up in the middle of it. There's a very young Barbara Windsor in it as well. Well worth the money, if you want to see what working life was like 50 years ago. And plenty of good laughs along the way.
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I viewed and enjoyed The Rag Trade as a child when TV first came to Australia and have always wondered why there were no repeat viewings on TV of late but to my delight I found your site and discovered that I could purchase it and now when I need a good laugh I have it at my fingertips. After all these years I was surprised at the quality of the picture. Thanks for your prompt and courteous service.
Regards Lorraine
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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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The Rag trade was a 1960's television programme which had the audience glued to the set week by week, as we watched the characters interact with each other at their work place, a dress making factory.
Watching this DVD after all these years was pure nostalga, and brought back fond memories.
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I had heard my parents talking about this classic sit-com so I was thrilled to see the DVD . I have now discovered sit-com gold. Perfectly cast with a feel good atmosphere. I have just ordered the black and white BBC DVD's of the first series.
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