Thomas and Sarah: Season 1, Episode 4

The Vanishing Lady (4 Feb. 1979)

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After Madge's friend, an ex-policeman, locates Sarah performing in a music hall, she and Thomas decide to sell the garage and collaborate on a magic act.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Charles ...
Norman Bird ...
Graham Cull ...
Peter Gordon ...
Andy Ho ...
Chang Lee Yen
Jacqueline Chan ...
Naomi (as Jacqui Chan)
Sally Sanders ...
Charles Cork ...
Frank Lee ...
Peter Thornton ...
Walter Goodman ...
Pianist (as Wally Goodman)
Graham Chinn ...
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Thomas is very unhappy without the missing Sarah, so Madge's friend Gilbert, a former policeman, uses his resources to locate Sarah, who is performing in a local music hall. Now reunited, she and Thomas are looking to sell the garage and get into show business. The marquee act in the hall is an aging and tubercular Chinese magician, so they use the money from the sale to purchase the secret of his disappearing act. Written by

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4 February 1979 (UK)  »

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Sarah Moffat: [Reacting to Thomas' loud voice] He's not deaf, Tom. He's only Chinese.
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By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Music by Gus Edwards
Lyrics by Edward Madden (1909)
Heard at music hall
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The 'Trick' vanishes for Thomas and Sarah - not the lady!!
8 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

September, 1910 Thomas and Sarah give up their failing Business at the Garage and leave Madge who gets married to purchase a conjuring trick called; 'The Lady Vanishes'.

This is the first of a string of ventures the couple undertake that fail miserably, but this one fails quite uniquely, in that it never even gets off the ground...

Having purchased the Act from a retiring Magician; before they can even put it on the Stage, they realise that they have been 'cheated', as the wife of the said Magician did not give her consent when the trick was sold, and as she was part owner, forms a new partnership with her lover.

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