Myra - known as Marigold - is the celebrated face of the Blue Marigold advertising campaign. However, when she appears in a television commercial, she is told that her voice is unsuitable and another girl, Sophie, will be dubbing her. At the same time her married lover Paul leaves her. She is already hitting the bottle and suffering mood swings and she has a breakdown, being admitted to a psychiatric home. On discharge she goes to live with her sister Beryl at a sea-side resort. Here she meets Sophie, who is getting married to Paul, but he too has undergone an unfortunate change. Written by
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Based on a story by Aileen Wheeler, a 54-year-old widow who wrote it for a TV Times competition that attracted 11,000 entries. Her story won the top prize of 200 pounds, and she was presented with the check by Tales of the Unexpected executive producer John Woolf, who announced that it would be adapted for the series. See more
There is a voice-over over the end credits which says "Blue Marigold perfume is of course entirely fictitious. The bottle shown in this film was originally created by House of Guerlain for its perfume Shalimar. Guerlain is totally unconnected with the imaginary events shown in this film.". See more