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|Pardon the Expression|
|Episode||The Old One-Two|
|ITV broadcast date||11th August 1965 (Wednesday)|
|Writer||Harry Driver and Vince Powell|
|Previous episode||The Little Boy Lost|
|Next episode||The Brain Drain|
An invitation to dinner from Sir Charles Dobson: could this be the turning point in Leonard Swindley's career? Dobson and Hawks telephone system was changed. Now manager Mr Parbold has Swindley's old number and Swindley has Parbold's. Did Sir Charles intend to invite Swindley or did he mistake him for Parbold? Swindley makes desperate efforts to find out but Mrs Edgeley pushes him to go along to the dinner invitation. Sir Charles though has already realised that an error might have been made and with charm and grace invites his second guest to join him and Parbold for an enjoyable evening.
- Electrician - Tony Melody
- Gladys Cheeseborough - Margery Campi
- Shirley Dickson - Judith Barker
- Sir Charles Dobson - Kynaston Reeves
- Paddy - Geoffrey Reed
- Cherokee - Allan O'Keefe
- This longer than average episode featured no cast or production credits.
- A rare reference to Swindley's previous life in Coronation Street is made when Sir Charles Dobson asks him where he worked previously and Swindley mentions Gamma Garments. Sir Charles refers to it derisively as "the Greek empire" provoking a laugh from the studio audience who would have been well acquainted with the unseen character of Mr Papagopolous.
- This episode was transmitted on Thursday 12th August at 7.00pm by both Scottish Television and Border Television and on Thursday 16th September at 7.30pm by Grampian 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.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,240,000 homes (16th place).