|Pardon the Expression|
|Episode||The Mannequin Parade|
|ITV broadcast date||23rd June 1965 (Wednesday)|
|Writer||Jack Rosenthal and Geoffrey Lancashire|
|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.
- Lionel Denison - Robert Dorning
- Fiona - Yvonne Walsh
- Cherry Howard - Olive Lucius
- Jean Parbold - Barbara Greenhalgh
- Electrician - Tony Melody
- This episode was transmitted at 9.10pm on 23rd June by both Tyne Tees Television and Grampian Television and on Thursday 24th June at 7.00pm by both Scottish Television and Border Television. 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.
- Robert Dorning, who would star in the second season of Pardon the Expression (and its sequel, Turn out the Lights as Walter Hunt), appears in the guest role of Lionel Denison.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,700,000 homes (14th place).