A comedy by Arthur Macrae.
The action of the play takes place in the living-room of a ground-floor flat in Knightsbridge, London.
A special performance before an invited audience from the Apollo Theatre, London.
In most plays we are diverted by the troubles of other people. Both Ends Meet sharpens the pungency of the spectacle by concerning itself with Income Tax.
Bring your tax troubles to this play, one might say, and see them wilt into insignificance beside the awful problems of Tom Davenport and Margaret Ross. For a young couple about to marry was there ever such a slap in the eye as a sudden demand for Income Tax arrears? It's not the amount that matters, but the shame and inconvenience.
Well, what was the amount anyway? Viewers will discover when the television cameras open up after the first ten minutes of Act One. Arthur Macrae, acting in his own play, must be one of the first authors to seize upon the fundamental romance and mystery of Schedule D.
Sir Harold Hartley, F.R.S., shows the growing impact of science on industry and discusses some of the problems to be faced by the year 2000.
Programme introduced by Peter Parker who also reports on the day's activities at the British Association Annual Meeting.
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