While trying to win a photography contest run by a local tabloid, Thomas comes down with pneumonia, and the prognosis is grim.




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Episode cast overview:
Norman Jones ...
Cyril Marboys
Rosemary Martin ...
Mrs. Burridge
Eve Pearce ...
Sister Teresa
Hilary Gasson ...
Nurse Cecilia
Charles Lamb ...
Arthur Dooley
John Moore ...
Mr. Irvine
Heather Canning ...
Mrs. Green
James Taylor ...
Mr. Green
Mary Maddox ...
Jeanne Doree ...
Old biddy
Julia Bond ...
Evan Ross ...
Father Rafferty


While trying to win a photography contest run by a local tabloid, Thomas ultimately makes up Sarah as a poor, lower class widow and submits the picture. Unfortunately while out in the rain, he comes down with double pneumonia, and the prognosis is grim. Through unusual circumstances, his photograph wins first prize and Sarah is able to avoid being evicted from their flat, but when Thomas recovers but is unable to parlay his camera skills into a newspaper job, Sarah earns some money from answering an ad placed by a kinky couple. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Release Date:

4 March 1979 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Thomas Watkins: Well, you're wrong, as it happens, Realism isn't the fashion at the moment. It's poetic vision of the truth. That's what wins prizes now...
Sarah Moffat: Alley ox!
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Thomas becomes gravely ill.
10 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

February 1911

Not one of my favourite episodes this - mainly due to the fact that I am rather 'squeamish' with regards to illnesses concerning chest complaints - particularly when John Alderton gives such a marvellous and convincing portrayal of someone at death's door with Pneumonia!

Thomas and Sarah fall once again on hard times. To make ends meet, Thomas takes up photography and takes a 'fake' photo of Sarah begging in the street for food. It wins in a newspaper competition and also the public's sympathy, and this results in many letters from the public, with one offering work for the down and out 'poor young widow of peckham' that is not all that it seems!

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