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My Life's My Own 

Now unemployed, Frank house sits for his landlady and lives to regret letting a room to an emotionally troubled Shirley.


Kim Mills


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Episode complete credited cast:
Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Frank Marker
Stephanie Beacham ... Shirley
Katharine Blake Katharine Blake ... Mrs. Nourse
Gary Watson ... Dr. Nourse
Pauline Delaney ... Mrs. Mortimer (as Pauline Delany)
John Grieve John Grieve ... Hull


Now unemployed, Frank house sits for his landlady and lives to regret letting a room to an emotionally troubled Shirley.

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Crime | Drama


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In the opening shot of Frank sitting at the breakfast table, there are two ceramic jars on the shelf behind him. One of them has the word "COCAINE" written on it. See more »


[Frank has been to see the Nourses and told them that he was only alerted to Shirley's suicide attempt because he was annoyed by the noise of her radio. She now phones the Nourses]
Dr. Nourse: Shirley. Listen. Stop calling. Get off this phone and stop off it. We don't want to hear from you - either of us. From you, about you, anything. Understand? And next time... next time, make sure you turn off the radio first.
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Referenced in Armchair Theatre: Wednesday's Child (1970) See more »

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My Life's My Own
3 October 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

An early role for Stephanie Beacham. She plays a troubled young girl Shirley who is looking for digs.

Frank is in charge as Mrs Mortimer is away and he reluctantly gives her the room recently left vacant by Enright the former solicitor.

Frank finds that Shirley has attempted to kill herself. He revives her and makes her walk it off.

Shirley was until recently a private nurse to the wife of a local doctor. It seems she might have got too close with the wife.

Frank's probation officer tells him that Frank likes to solve other people's problems so he can forget about his own. It seems to be the case here. Frank didn't even call the ambulance. It might be because attempting suicide was illegal until the early 1960s.

This was a small character piece with the doctor being so mean hearted. It was also very flabby, the drama seemed to be at one point Frank constantly slapping poor Shirley. It actually reminded me of a scene from the Airplane films. I am just not sure we needed to see Frank trying to revive Shirley and then walk it off late at night which seemed to be half the episode.

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20 August 1969 (UK) See more »

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