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Desmond Wilcox talks to Mary Walters, who married an Hungarian diplomat, was imprisoned by the Nazis, sentenced to death, then exchanged for a German spy. After the war she returned to Vienna in search of her husband. The Russians arrested her as a spy, sentenced her without trial to 10 years in a Siberian prison camp. She went through every kind of suffering and became famous for her cheer-fulness and courage.

Contributors

Interviewer:
Desmond Wilcox
Interviewee:
Mary Walters
Producer:
Ivor Dunkerton

Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox and Harold Williamson

This week: Landlord and Tenant 1: Up the rent
The Government claims that its new Housing Finance Bill is the most important housing reform of this century and will mean a decent home for every family at a price within their means. Opponents say it will double rents and send house prices soaring; split the nation into the 'haves' and 'have-nots,' with millions having to face the indignity of a means test.
The first of two programmes on this controversial legislation illustrates on film both sides of the coin - the effect on council tenants, private tenants and potential house buyers; the thinking of the landlords who welcome the new Bill; and looks at the mounting opposition from local councils and rent payers.
(Radio Times People: page 5)

Contributors

Director:
Terence O'Reilly
Editor:
Desmond Wilcox
Editor:
Bill Morton

Before Mrs Sarah Pell was admitted to her modern flatlet in St Mary's Hospital, Chichester, she had to satisfy the trustees that she was of good character and would give 'no cause for scandal.' She is now 93 and has a vigour and sense of humour that belie her years. The 700-year-old charity she depends on may be the relic of a bygone age but she is certainly not.
(from Bristol)

Contributors

Subject:
Sarah Pell
Executive Producer:
Bridget Winter
Producer:
Colin Thomas

Starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy

An unsurpassed re-creation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake provides a breathtakingly spectacular climax to the story of a young singer torn between her love for a casino owner and her desire to be an opera singer.
(This Week's Films: page 9)

Contributors

Screenplay:
Anita Loos
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Blackie Norton:
Clark Gable
Mary Blake:
Jeanette MacDonald
Father Mullin:
Spencer Tracy
Jack Burley:
Jack Holt
Mrs Burley:
Jessie Ralph
Mat:
Ted Healy
Trixie:
Shirley Ross
Delia Bailey:
Margaret Irving
'Babe':
Harold Huber
Bailiff:
Edgar Kennedy
Professor:
Al Shean
Signor Baldini:
William Riccardi

Malcolm MacDonald is Britain's elder statesman of the Commonwealth. The son of Ramsay MacDonald, he entered the Cabinet in 1935 as Colonial Secretary and had an unbroken record in political and public life until retirement two years ago. He was a wartime Minister of Health High Commissioner in Canada and Kenya, Governor-General of Malaya and Borneo, and Commissioner-General in South East Asia. He talks to Sheridan Morley.
(... 'our man anywhere': page 3)

Contributors

Interviewee:
Malcolm MacDonald
Interviewer:
Sheridan Morley

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