A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters: Angela Huth, Jeremy James, John Percival, Trevor Philpott, Desmond Wilcox
This week: The Life Sentence: 2: Margaret
Margaret [text removed] is an attractive fairhaired woman in her thirties; intelligent, quick-witted. She has lived the past seventeen years in an iron lung, ever since she was taken ill with polio as a teenager. Margaret's life sentence has been spent at home-away from hospital and institutional routines. If she had been kept in hospital, like the girl in last week's programme, it would have cost the state Â£100 a week to maintain her there. Instead her parents, now elderly, work to keep her at home, struggle to look after her. Their only financial help - a few pounds National Assistance. But for Margaret and her parents the real cost must be measured in terms of human effort.
The madcap comedy.
Starring Eddie Bracken, Cass Daley Virginia Welles, Spike Jones, Spike Jones and his City Slickers
A small-town millionaire in the big city finds himself prey to predatory females.
Spike Jones and his City Slickers:
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