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Forget Richards! - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:55 inutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Art Wallace, (Screenwriter) ; Biff McGuire, (cast) ; Frank Schofield, (cast) ; John Gibson, (cast) ; Raymond Bramley, (cast) ; Dr. Robert Moon, (Moderator)
John Parker, responding to a call by the office manager, Mr. Carlisle, meets Frank Richards nonchalantly arriving for work a half-hour late. When his boss berates Parker for not having the inventory complete, Parker asks how he can be expected to have it ready when his assistant comes to work late. During this conversation, the owner, Mr. Whitmore, interrupts, demanding to know who is responsible for the loss of the Hunt Cosmetic account. The cause was traced to Richards. Whitmore demands the Richards be fired immediately. Later Carlisle and Parker find that Carlisle, not Richards, has misplaced the order. Carlisle realizes that he can be fired for the error. He fails to see why Parker should object to Richards taking the blame since he has repeatedly said that Richards is incompetent. Theme: Applying Christain principles to business. The sixth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Business ethics; Ethics; Industrial relations; Television programs; Work environment
ID: TB-06-richards

The Middle of the River - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Will Lorin, (Screenwriter) ; Sheppard Strudwick, (cast) ; Frank Schofield, (cast) ; Lawrence Weber, (cast) ; Rosemary Jones, (cast) ; Dr. Douglas Jackson, (Moderator)
Jonathan Carson, lawyer, is engaged to mediate a dispute between partners in a manufacturing firm. The partners have differing ideas as to how the firm can keep ahead of the competition. Carson suggests compromise but refuses to make a judgment as to what the compromise should be. The partners fire Carson. However they realize compromise or ruin confront them. They don't seem to be able to find the right compromise Theme: The constructive use of compromise. The twenty-second program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Arbitration; Compromise; Industrial relations; Television programs
ID: TB-22-middle