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|Pardon the Expression|
|ITV broadcast date||9th June 1965 (Wednesday)|
|Previous episode||The First Day|
|Next episode||The Trouble With Ada|
Leonard Swindley tries his hand at super salemanship. His task from Mr Parbold is to land a big order for Dobson and Hawks for a school uniform concession from the headmistress of the local girls school, Miss Buxton, known at all as "Frankenstein's Grandmother". Swindley's old-world charm has made him a big hit with the ladies of Dobson and Hawks. And so far, the headmistress seems equally impressed. An intimate lunch for two in the canteen is planned to close the deal and Mrs Edgeley, the canteen manageress, spares neither care nor money in preparing it. With so much on his mind Swindley finds his first taste of expense account living rather sour and by the time the coffee comes round he is on the wrong end of the sales line when Miss Buxton gets Swindley to donate all of his annual expenses allowance to the school to help fund a new shower block. Victory is Swindley's though when Miss Buxton, impressed by his charm and manners, gives Dobson and Hawkes the uniform concession, greatly impressing Mr Parbold.
- Leonard Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Ernest Parbold - Paul Dawkins
- Miss Sinclair - Joy Stewart
- Mrs Edgeley - Betty Driver
- This episode was transmitted at 9.10pm on 9th June by both Tyne Tees Television and Grampian Television and on Thursday 26th August at 7.00pm by both Scottish Television and Border Television (after they had transmitted all but episode 3 of the rest of the season). Along with the rest of the series, the episode was not transmitted by Westward Television, Channel Television or the Teledu Cymru service of Television Wales and the West.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,400,000 homes (15th place).