Tuberculosis is starting to take its toll in the area and Dr Turner,backed by Sister Bernadette,makes an impassioned plea for a mobile screening unit to come to Poplar. Its performance is a success but Sister Bernadette is among those found to have the illness and is taken to hospital. Jenny's patient,former pub landlord Mr Masterson, is dying and,many years ago, lost all his family to tuberculosis except youngest daughter Julia,who has not visited him for five years and who is unmarried and pregnant. At Jenny's request Julia moves in to nurse her father and the pair are reconciled,Mr Masterson living just long enough to see his new grand-son. Written by
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Dr. Turner makes a reference to the "triple treatment" for tuberculosis. This therapy was developed in 1952; it consists of streptomycin, para-aminosalicylic acid and isoniazid. See more
The world is full of love that goes unspoken. It doesn't mean that it is felt less deeply or that separation leaves a cleaner wound. Its beauty... and its pain are in its silence. The typed formal lines of the Master's will, spoke with greater eloquence than he could do in life. Drawn out during the years of his estrangement from his daughter, he'd left the thing he loved most, his public house, to the person he loved most, his last surviving child. And so the past was laid to rest. And her ...
Written by Al Hoffman
, Dick Manning
, Hugo Peretti
and Luigi Creatore
Performed by The Lettermen See more