Comedy series set in a London clothing firm, that was first launched in 1961 but remade in '77. Written by Ronald Wolfe and Ronald Chesney, it starred Peter Jones as Harold Fenner, owner and manager of the company 'Fenner Fashions' and Reg 'On The Buses' Varney as foreman Reg.
The late, great Miriam Karlin was militant shop steward Paddy Fleming, ever ready to call a strike. Other cast members including Shiela Hancock, Esma Reese Cannon and Barbara Windsor. Much of the scripts from the original early '60s series were adapted for use in the late '70s one. In contrast to most sitcoms of the time, The Rag Trade had fairly strong feminist leanings and was a satire on the way in which pompous, patronising male bosses sought to suppress women's right in the workplace.