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This Granada TV comedy concerned a family furniture firm, with David Kossoff and Francis Matthews as argumentative father and son.
Kossoff starred as a wise but stubborn Jewish furniture maker and master craftsman by the name of Marcus Lieberman.
Having arrived in England some years before as a Latvian immigrant without so much as a penny in his pocket, Marcus was, with some justification, proud of the fact that he had built a thriving business for himself.
However, when he introduced his educated and equally ambitious son Simon into the business, he was forced to modernise.
Little Big Business was a gentle generation-gap comedy full of Jewish humour and inspired by Kossoff’s own experiences of working in the furniture trade prior to becoming an actor.