The mannequin parade
Pardon the Expression
Episode number 4
Episode The Mannequin Parade
ITV broadcast date 23rd June 1965 (Wednesday)
Writer Jack Rosenthal and Geoffrey Lancashire
Director Walter Butler
Designer Peter Caldwell
Previous episode The Trouble With Ada
Next episode The Dance


Mr Parbold appoints Leonard Swindley the social secretary of the Chamber of Commerce's annual charity "do", not realising that he has been set up by Parbold and his colleague Lionel Denison into organising a Mannequin Parade of scantily clad women in Dobson and Hawkes swimwear for the men to leer at. Miss Sinclair brings this fact to his attention and Swindley starts to feel uncomfortable with the task. His solution is to change the display to children's swimwear which goes down well with everyone – especially a relieved Parbold and Denison whose wives have made a last minute decision to attend the do.


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This episode was included in Network DVD collection Pardon the Expression - The Complete First Series, released on 4th May, 2009.

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