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Release Date:
1967 (UK) See more »
Sitcom about two tailors, one Catholic and the other Jewish.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 9)

John Bluthal ... Manny Cohen (41 episodes, 1967-1971)
Joe Lynch ... Patrick Kelly (41 episodes, 1967-1971)

Series Directed by
Ronnie Baxter (16 episodes, 1968-1971)
Stuart Allen (7 episodes, 1971)
Alan Tarrant (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Writing credits
Harry Driver (29 episodes, 1967-1971)
Vince Powell (29 episodes, 1967-1971)
Dick Sharples (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Ronnie Baxter .... producer (18 episodes, 1968-1971)
Stuart Allen .... producer (7 episodes, 1971)
Alan Tarrant .... producer (4 episodes, 1970-1971)

Nigel A. Marsh .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Peter Le Page (7 episodes, 1971)
Norman Garwood (6 episodes, 1968-1971)
Bill Palmer (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jim Nicolson (5 episodes, 1969)
Harry Clark (4 episodes, 1970)
Series Production Management
Ted Wallis .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Andy Armstrong .... props (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Robert Miller .... theme music (1 episode, 1970)

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Additional Details

30 min (39 episodes)
Black and White (1967-1969) | Color (1970-1971)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Some episodes of this show are believed to be lost. These are the pilot, five of the six episodes from series 1, and five of six episodes from series 2.See more »
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not as un-pc as sometimes painted, 27 December 2006
Author: Graham Brack from Truro, Cornwall

It's hard to describe to those who didn't see it, but "Never Mind the Quality" ought still to be viewable today. The large audiences it got may indicate that it had a broad appeal that is unlikely for a destructive or biased programme (though not impossible, as the big audiences for "Love thy neighbour" may prove). I think the reason is that while a lot of the humour arose from one lead being Catholic and the other Jewish, there was very little negativity. The two characters tried to understand each other's viewpoints, but they genuinely couldn't do so. It was puzzlement rather than dislike that drove misunderstandings. For example, in one episode Manny is unable to understand why his partner is so concerned about looking after a plaster statuette of the Virgin Mary; he doesn't want to be irreverent, he just takes the view that there are thousands of them on sale and if it breaks you just buy another one.

Hard to realise it's nearly 40 years since these were made.

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