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Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Last week the Dales' grandfather clock stopped and Dr. Dale set about repairing it. Bob helped him to dismantle the works and laid all the parts on the dining-room table. In the midst of this operation Dr. Dale was called out to an accident, and left word that no one was to use the dining-room. Unfortunately the window cleaner called and let Jemima's kitten into the room-who playfully scattered the parts all over the room. When Dr. Dale eventually reassembled the clock it was still found to be inaccurate, so he took it to a watch-maker, who explained that a small wheel was missing. Dr. Dale in a determined effort to find the wheel searched through the dustbins.
Bob took" up his new position with Malcolm Reeves. Mrs. Sandiman tried to persuade the Dales to take part in a Coronation Pageant which she was endeavouring to organise. Later Mrs. Freeman told Mrs. Dale that the bank manager was also producing a pageant.


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: Douglas Burbidge
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Beryl Calder
David Owen: Frank Partington
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Lane: Alvys Maben
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Tony Coppard: Ronan O'Casey
Miss Simmons: Evelyn Moore
Mrs Skeats: Joan Clement Scott
Mrs Mount ford: Vivienne Chatterton
Mrs Sandiiman: Gwen Nelson
The Auctioneer: Rolf Lefevre
Isabel Fielding: Thea Wells
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Trudi Baume: Daphne Maddox
Miss Pink: Viola Merritt
Stan Skeats: Lewis Stringer
Marleen: Violet Loxley
Tiggy Fielding: Sheila Moloney

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