The Rag Trade

Created by Ronald Wolfe & Ronald Chesney, this sit-com had begun life in 1961 on BBC Television, where it ran for three years. It was created for star Reg Varney, and also featured Peter Jones, Miriam Karlin and Sheila Hancock. This revival was initiated at the BBC, but after filming a pilot which was never shown, the writers took the project to LWT for 22 episodes. Only Jones and Karlin kept their original roles, with other parts offered to former On The Buses star Anna Karen, plus Eastender-to-be Gillian Taylforth.