When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are ...
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When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.
A British petty criminal lies to his son about his frequent prison terms by inventing honorable plausible explanations for his absences from home but things get complicated when his son becomes a judge's assistant.
When the Government decide to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site, everything goes to plan, all except the fact that the main road and the pedestrian subway into the site, are blocked by a little corner shop, which is owned and run by a Mr. Lord and his family. When the Lords refuse to be bought off, and decline the compensation offered by the authorities. the police and the bailiffs try to evict them, only to come under fire from the family, who have barricaded themselves inside the shop. Written by
This feels awfully like an Ealing film.Maybe because the plot is similar to Passport To Pimlico and some of the actors in that film appear in this.Probably this is because the ability to click a snook at authority was very popular at the time.The war may have been over for 6 years but it didn't feel like it.We still had rationing.Interesting to see the way the South Bank looked in the aftermath of the war.Interesting also to see Dandy Nicholls some 15 years before she would find fame as Mrs Alf Garnett in"Till Death Us Do Part".Also of course George Cole who was forging a reasonable film career till he found fame in Minder.Finally all one can say about Kathleen Harrison is that she was a national treasure.
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