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Just Another Day


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with John Pitman
Eight films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of our way of life. 2: Driving School
Every day a band of brave - some might say foolish - instructors set out in dual-control cars to teach people how to drive. Pupils like 69-year-old Mrs Patience Pumphrey. Her record to date: more than 100 lessons and two failed tests. 'Trouble is I have good days and bad days', says Mrs P; 'and sometimes they are very bad.' Somewhere out there are actress Carolyn Allen , screaming whenever things go wrong; Vietnamese boat person Dip Nguyen who, fortunately, has now been persuaded to stop at pedestrian crossings, and instructor Diana Redmond , who smacks pupils when they make mistakes.
And watch out - here comes Mrs Pumphrey to take yet another test....
Photography CHRIS SADLER


Unknown: John Pitman
Unknown: Carolyn Allen
Unknown: Diana Redmond
Unknown: Mrs Pumphrey
Editor: Christine Garner
Producer: Edward Mirzoeff
Director: Desmond Lapsley

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