Jenny treats pregnant Monique Hyde,a West Indian immigrant,living in over-crowded conditions as landlords are prejudiced to black applicants and also facing racial hostility from neighbour Rita. However when Monique's waters break Rita rises to the occasion. Cynthia is angered by patient John Lacey,a diabetic who bullies his weak wife Annie into giving him food dangerous to his illness and learns that Annie is 'repaying ' him for giving her and her son Bob a home years earlier. When Bob returns from America with his his over-bearing betrothed Annie sees the chance to rebel. Meanwhile Chummy and peter,now expectant parents,return from Africa whilst the recovering Sister Bernadette has a confession for Sister Julienne.
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Cynthia responds "You were homeless?" in surprise when she hears that Mrs. Lacey used to sleep on the streets with her baby. In the 1950s Britain, the term "homeless" typically had a different meaning and was not the equivalent of sleeping on the streets. Homeless people were typically transient individuals who had no family connections or social support, or sometimes families living in welfare homes. These homeless often relied on charities or institutions, but they were not necessarily unhoused. A better term for this era would have been the slang "sleeping rough," which is still used today in the UK. See more
The River Thames pulsed through the heart of the East End like its blood, sustaining its people, and taking with it much they had thrown away or lost. For some, it marked beginning of a journey. For others, it became a channel of return, bringing back the missing and the loved, the forgotten, and the longed for. It was often an escape route, and sometimes the road home.
References The Wizard of Oz
Written by Mitchell Parish
, Domenico Modugno
and Franco Migliacci
Performed by Dean Martin See more