The first series of the mid-1960s Coronation Street comedy spin-off, Pardon The Expression, starring Arthur Lowe as Leonard Swindley, is now on DVD - and the release of the second series follows in early August.
What a treat!
I'd also love to see more of the Gamma Garments Corrie years available on DVD - Mr Swindley and Miss Nugent (Eileen Derbyshire) in a spin over Mr Papagopolous, and cheeky young Doreen Lostock (Angela Crow), anxious to escape (she joined the Army in the end!). Just look at the photograph above - Mr Swindley pontificating and preening away, egged on by the very enthusiastic Miss Nugent, and that great twin-mounded beastie behind him.
Simply the best Corrie comedy.
The Gamma Garments die-cast model van sometimes turns up on eBay. It's great to see that fondly-remembered scenario recognised in this way, but it would be even better if there were more Gamma-era episodes available on DVD to accompany it!