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Episode 212 (24th December 1962)

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Episode 212
Production code P228/212
ITV transmission date 24th December 1962 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer Tony Warren
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Pauline Shaw
Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 19th December 1962
Next episode 26th December 1962


Christmas Eve: Ena agrees to play the piano for the play. The residents try to make mend with the costumes, although Minnie doesn't go down too well as a gaiety girl. Ena opens with Land of Hope and Glory wearing a golden hairnet and Emily gets stage fright.

Cast of Lady Lawson Loses
Mrs Gilda Montefiore - Emily Nugent
Duchess of Bannock - Annie Walker
Gerald, Duke of Bannock - Kenneth Barlow
Lady Priscilla Dauntsey - Christine Appleby
Hon Reggie Fitzgerald - Harry Hewitt
Manders - Albert Tatlock
Duke of Selina - Frank Barlow
Lady Rhona Philbeach - Minnie Caldwell
Mrs Savage - Concepta Hewitt
Nellie the maid - Florrie Lindley

The curtain gets stuck so Ena leads everyone in sing-songs. Jed prompts as Albert gets stuck in the French Window. Emily is plied with tranquilisers and whisky. After the play she faints into Swindley's arms.


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