January 25, 1957 TV TIMES
The Cast and Story:
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HECTOR ROSS JOYCE HOWARD
GUEST IN THE HOUSE
Hagar Wilde and Dale Eunson
Adapted by Ken Hoare
Cast in order of appearance
Produced and directed byInto the happy home of Ann and Douglas comes a guest--Evelyn, a beautiful, charming semi-invalid. From the moment of her arrival the tensions and mistrusts in this household are suddenly released.
A Granada TV Network Production
Petula Clark, the popular singer with the large expressive eyes, achieved her ambition last night--to star in a television drama. In an ITV production of "Guest in the House" by Hagar Wilde and Dale Eunson, she had a part well suited to her fragile type. She was a semi-invalid girl whose appeal to the protective instinct in men nearly wrecked a home. She had to look lovely and innocent while a nasty little mind was scheming trouble for others. She threw fits of rage, fear and self-pity with complete abandon. Petula can certainly act.
Petula Clark revels in a well-earned reputation as a songstress. But last night she blossomed forth as a lunatic actress. . . The play established her as a player with everything that it takes. Timing, technique, theatre-sense, sensitivity--Pet's got 'em all. She's rung a new bell resoundingly. . .
Pet threw tearful tantrums and heart attacks in Granada's thunder and lightening, love-by-hate story. Pet put everything she had into Granada's mixed-up invalid trying to wreck a happy home. Powerful stuff, shot in close-up. Pet acted like mad--as she had to--splendidly.