Never Mind The Quality Feel The Width, 1967
Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width was originally a British television sitcom.
Starting out in February 1967 as a single episode play in another TV series: Armchair Theatre. Later the same year it began a run of six series which would see a further forty episodes plus a mini Christmas Special as part of All Star Comedy Carnival in 1969.
Manny Cohen and Patrick Kelly are unlikely partners in a back-street tailoring business in Whitechapel, London.
Coat-maker Manny is Jewish, while Patrick – who takes care of the trousers – is an Irish Catholic still yearning for his homeland.
The two try hard to put their religious and cultural differences aside in the interests of making a living, comedy comes from a mutual misunderstanding that all too easily gets the better of them. That’s why Father Ryan and Rabbi Levy are usually around to intervene and offer spiritual guidance…
John Bluthal – Manny Cohen
Joe Lynch – Patrick Kelly
Written By: Vince Powell, Harry Driver and Dick Sharples (2 episodes 1971)
Produced By: ABC Television (series 1&2), Thames (series 3-6)
Original Transmission Dates: 18th February 1967 – 14th September 1971