A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer
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Kitty
Jack Watling ...
Jim
Barbara Murray ...
Patricia
Joseph Tomelty ...
Mr. Pedelty
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Arthur
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Hector
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Macdonald
Kay Kendall ...
Lonely Hearts Singer
Charles Victor ...
Mr. Elder
Olive Sloane ...
Mrs. Stannard
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Mr. Macdonald
Olga Gwynne ...
Principal Boy
Joan Sims ...
Fairy Queen
Ian Carmichael ...
Man Friday
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A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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(Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound System)

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Film debut of Fanny Carby. See more »

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Sam Hollingsworth: Looks like a broken marriage on the way...
Mr. Lucifer: Dear TV - so much more effective than the old-fashioned lodger.
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My Lonely Heart
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Written by Eric Rogers
Performed by Kay Kendall (dubbed)
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A look at the 1950's when the first TV sets arrived.
18 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another in a long line of great black and white British films of the 1950's. When Mr Pedelty (Joseph Tomelty) leaves his firm, he is given a TV set as a retirement present. At first he enjoys all the attention from his neighbours,but soon the attraction wears off, and he sells it on to the young married couple (Jack Watling and Peggy Cummins) living in the flat above him. They soon encounter the same problems,and again the set is passed on to several different charatures all with the same results. A very enjoyable story with a strong cast including Kay Kendall, Barbara Murray, and as the pantomime devil Stanley Holloway.


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