Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)
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A Girl Can't Always Have Everything 

Suzy Starr and Pat Lewis are struggling actresses in a provincial touring production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Herbert, a middle-aged widower, who has become rich via ... See full summary »

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Suzy Starr
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Herbert Millette
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Grande Dame
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Suzy Starr and Pat Lewis are struggling actresses in a provincial touring production of 'The Importance of Being Earnest'. Herbert, a middle-aged widower, who has become rich via manufacturing toys, puts money into the production and falls for Suzy, who snaps up the expensive gifts he gives her. They get married but she is only using him and is having affairs with other men, leading Herbert to request a divorce. Suzy wants the best of both worlds and asks for Pat's help, not realizing that this is Pat's perfect opportunity to teach her that a girl can't have everything. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Money is very definitely the root of all evil.....
13 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Two Stage actresses and friends Suzy Starr and Pat Lewis are working for a dying Theatre company, the Director tells the girls after the performance that a backer has been found, and wants to make their acquaintance. Herbert, a rich enthusiast falls for Suzy and takes her for dinner, sidelining Pat. Suzy, dazzled by his wealth soon becomes engaged to Herbert, the green eyed monster hiding in Pat's eyes. Suzy can't help herself when it comes to handsome young men, but is Herbert as gullible as she thought.

Pauline Collins and Joan Collins make a fantastic double act, two names you'd never think of combining. Pauline being an undoubted talent, and Joan putting in a top notch performance too, possibly the best of her three on Tales, she's so calculating and devious.

A cracking episode, Series three has been a quite high standard overall, Flypaper is the standout, but there's a case for this one being the next best. 8/10


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