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40 Minutes


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requests the pleasure of your company at Party Time
This week nearly everyone is going to - or is giving - a party. Come along and enjoy the fun.
The QE2! Party:
Donald Norbrook turns his Oxfordshire house into an ocean liner. Will he avoid the storms and win the blue riband?
The Iceberg Ball:
If you're a teenager at public school, this is where it's at - but don't tell Mummy what goes on ... The Worthing Squares: Frilly petticoats, cowboy shirts, and do-si-do round John and Joyce Deadman 's lounge. The Designer Party:
Charlotte Millwood's theme is packaging. Everything's wrapped up - the food, the waitresses, even the building. Weber's 200th Birthday Party: Huddersfield Poly music student Helen Mountain isn't shy - and now's her chance to perform ... 'On Yer Bike':
It's Nanette Russell 's first party in nine years. Should she have asked the bikers? Beaux Belles:
Sad and happy memories as the old folks join in the good old songs.
Assistant producer


Unknown: Donald Norbrook
Unknown: Joyce Deadman
Unknown: Nanette Russell
Producer: Philip Bonham Carter
Editor: Edward Mirzoeff

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