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Little Big Business

1 9 6 3 – 1 9 6 5 (UK)

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.

Marcus Lieberman
David Kossoff 
Simon Lieberman 

Francis Matthews 
Miss Stevens 

Joyce Marlowe
Naomi Lieberman 

Diana Coupland 
Basil Crane 

David Conville 

Martin Miller 
Mrs. Goldoni 

Isa Miranda 

Jack Bligh