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A Question of Repairs - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Clair Roskam, (Screenwriter) ; Liam Dunn, (cast) ; Haywood Broun, Jr., (cast) ; Eugenie Baird, (cast) ; Jane Lloyd-Jones, (cast) ; Luke Halpin, (cast) ; Joey Renda, (cast) ; Rev. Ernest Dixon, (Moderator)
This drama is a half fantasy that didn't really happen, but might happen anywhere. A school ground battle between Lewie Power and Francis Williams, the eight year old sons of business competitors ends by Lewie throwing stones through the windows of the Willimas home. The fathers undertake to show the sons how men settle their differences. While loudly talking the language of understanding, the actions of the men lead to deeper misunderstanding. In the many conversations that ensue neither man really hears what the other says. During the action we see Lewie and Francis come closer and closer together in friendship while the tension between Powers and Williams builds to a climax, as Mr. Williams at night stealthily throws a rock through the window of the Powers home! Theme: Finding a basis for understanding and getting along with others. The sixteenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Citizenship; Competition; Interpersonal relationships; Pride and vanity; Self-interest; Television programs
ID: TB-16-repairs

Outside the Walls - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Clair Roskam, (Screenwriter) ; John McLiam, (cast) ; Harry Bannister, (cast) ; Fred J. Scollay, (cast) ; Frank M. Thomas, (cast) ; Mary K. Wells, (cast) ; Dr. Ewart Watts, (Moderator)
Mr. Jordan, the minister of the church, holds the view that the Church should be a source of personal spiritual power and an agent for social action. Some members agree and want to have a project to improve conditions for migrant workers in their community. Others think it best to stay out of controversial issues. Theme: The role of the church in the community. The twenty-sixth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Church and community; Civic responsibility; Social action; Television programs
ID: TB-26-outside