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Wanted: A Good Home


Episode Info

Spring, 1922: With Virginia's son William in boarding school and her daughter Alice (Anne Yarker) in the hands of the new governess, the Bellamys embark upon a vacation abroad. Unfortunately, the governess, a behemoth named Miss Treadwell (Shirley Cain), holds not only Alice but the rest of the household in terrified thrall. The climax comes when Miss Treadwell demands that the little girl get rid of her pet puppy, forcing the other servants to rally round the poor child. Written by John Hawkesworth, "Wanted -- A Good Home" was originally seen in England on October 5, 1975; its American debut, courtesy of PBS, occurred on February 13, 1977.


David Langton
as Richard Bellamy
Angela Baddeley
as Mrs. Bridges
Shirley Cain
as Miss Treadwell
Hannah Gordon
as Virginia Hamilton Bellamy
Anne Yarker
as Alice Hamilton
Jonathan Seely
as William Hamilton
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