The visitor
Pardon the Expression
Episode number 8
Episode The Visitor
ITV broadcast date 21st July 1965 (Wednesday)
Writer Vince Powell
Director Walter Butler
Designer Peter Caldwell
Previous episode The Pensioner
Next episode The Birthday Present


Mr Swindley takes over as manager of Dobson and Hawks when Mr Parbold disappears for a day's fishing. It isn't long before Swindley finds himself up to his neck in trouble once more when Mr Granger, the keen-eyed Area Manager, unexpectedly arrives on the scene. Mr Swindley makes desperate attempts to contact the missing Parbold. Tracking him down to the Coach and Horses pub where his bus stops on the way to his fishing, Parbold hurries back in a taxi - only to find that Granger has moved on to another store, put off by the prospect of eating Mrs Edgeley's neck of mutton stew with side salad for lunch. Parbold leaves once more to resume his fishing, only for the news to reach Swindley that Granger is also on his way back having forgotten his briefcase. Panic breaks out once again...


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Commercial releases

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

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