With her mother in hospital and her father (Stanley Baker) on the run, 11-year-old Elizabeth (Mandy Miller) is sent to live with her sniffy aunt (Phyllis Calvert) and rigid uncle (Eric Portman).
Her new home is cold and unloving, but the girl finds solace with the kind housekeeper, and her presence has an unexpected effect on all concerned.
A modest British-made drama, co-directed by Cy Endfield (Zulu) and jam-packed with such stalwarts of the acting profession as Dora Bryan, Joan Hickson and Alfie Bass.
Detective Sergeant Taylor
Charles de Lautour