Monday, 9 March 2015
110 Thursday's Child
First watched : 27 December 1972
The childrens' author Noel Streatfield seems to have gone out of fashion which seems strange in these celebrity-obsessed times given that much of her work was about youngsters striving for stardom. In the seventies she was still writing and popular and this six-part serial, contrarily scheduled on a Wednesday, was an adaptation of her 1970 novel about three children who run away from an orphanage.
The main character Margaret Thursday was played by young Clare Walker who continued in acting until the beginning of the eighties but has since become a top casting director with a long list of film and TV credits, The other main girl's part went to Double Decker Gillian Bailey.
Their male co-stars weren't so lucky. David Tully was never seen on screen again while Simon Gipps-Kent, who seemed to be vying with Nicholas Lyndhurst as to who could appear in the most of these things during the seventies, was dead of a drug overdose at 28.