Fenner Fashions make women's clothing. It's run by Henry Fenner, (Peter Jones). Reg Turner (Reg Varney) is the downtrodden foreman on the shop floor. The machinists are all women lead by ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Peter Jones ...  Harold Fenner 36 episodes, 1961-1963
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ...  Paddy Fleming 36 episodes, 1961-1963
Reg Varney Reg Varney ...  Reg Turner 36 episodes, 1961-1963
Wanda Ventham ...  Shirley 24 episodes, 1962-1963
Esma Cannon ...  Lily Swann 23 episodes, 1961-1962
Sheila Hancock ...  Carole Taylor / ... 23 episodes, 1961-1962
Barbara Windsor ...  Gloria / ... 23 episodes, 1961-1963
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Fenner Fashions make women's clothing. It's run by Henry Fenner, (Peter Jones). Reg Turner (Reg Varney) is the downtrodden foreman on the shop floor. The machinists are all women lead by their union rep, Paddy Fleming (Miriam Karlin). The stories are all about the schemes the machinists get up to making life hard for the boss, Henry Fenner. The foreman's life is also made hard by the women who have him around their little finger. Each week there is a special order to complete and the machinists make heavy work of things. Very funny comedy made in the early sixties.

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English

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6 October 1961 (UK) See more »

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(36 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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In September 2017 Sheila Hancock revealed on BBC Radio 4's "Women Talking About Cars" that she and co-star Miriam Karlin sometimes resorted to performing episodes on a combination of champagne and purple hearts (due to exhausting theatre commitments at the same time as recording). See more »

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Followed by The Rag Trade (1975) See more »

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