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Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daiily happenings In the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones
Last week Dr. Dale advised Isabel to take a holiday. She agreed to arrange this if Mrs. Dale went with her: so they decided to go to Sandbourne. On arriving there Mrs. Dale discovered that Isabel had no intention of spending the holiday convalescing! Trudi had a telephone call from a friend who was passing through London. She went to town to meet him, promising Gwen she would be back in two hours. When David got home at night Trudi was still out, and Gwen was completely exhausted with looking after Isabel and Billy. When eventually David reprimanded Trudi, Bob showed great annoyance. Malcolm Reeves bought a flat and its contents for £ 400, using Bob as the purchaser. Mrs. Dale planned a family party for Sally's birthday, but unfortunately she had already agreed to spend the evening with Richard Fulton.


Script By: Joan Carr-Jones
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Aubrey Richards
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Trudi Baume: Daphne Maddox
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Moloney
Jenny Owen: Julia Braddock
Malcolm Reeves: Richard Johnson
Mr Cooper: Alexander Davion
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Gerda Thornton: Sheila Raynor
Elaine Allardyce: Susan Sylvester

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