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...  David Gough 5 episodes, 1961
Beatrix Mackey ...  Mrs. Gough 5 episodes, 1961
Amanda Grinling ...  Penelope Gough 5 episodes, 1961
Denis Gilmore ...  Paul Gough 5 episodes, 1961
Jeanne Le Bars ...  Marie-Hélène Ronsin 5 episodes, 1961
John Brooking ...  Mr. Smith-Burgeon 5 episodes, 1961
John F. Landry ...  Robert 5 episodes, 1961
Jacky Allouis ...  Nicola 3 episodes, 1961
Elin Toona Gottschalk ...  Lottie 3 episodes, 1961
Leonard Monaghan ...  Terry 3 episodes, 1961
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24 September 1961 (UK)  »

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Of the five episodes produced, 3 are believed to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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Followed by Stranger in the City (1962) See more »

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More than just a haunting tune!
15 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

The success of Acker Bilk's mega-hit theme tune for this series completely eclipsed what was one of the BBCs better family entertainment series of the '60s. Although each episode was meant to stand alone, if you missed one, it became hard to follow the plot as Marie-Hélène gradually adjusts to the culture shock of being an au-pair in a British sea-side town. I think this was the first TV series I watched where the plot and the acting standard were both so high that I had more the impression of looking in on a slice of someone's real life, than a television family drama. The culminating anguish on the part of Marie-Hélène, when her friend's no-good boyfriends drag her off joy-riding, and wreck Penelope Gough's new sports car has yet to be equalled in my view.

Don't miss, too, the sequel series "Stranger in the City", with the same cast, and a sadly jazzed-up version of the theme tune.


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