One of the most renowned episodes of this series and one of the boldest. A young woman called Shirley turns up on the doorstep asking for a room. Mrs. Mortimer is away so Frank answers. He is reluctant to make a decision while she is absent but agrees. Shirley says little, preferring to play her radio, but does seem anxious. She keeps trying to call someone called Chris, but without success.
That evening Frank is getting ready for bed. Shirley's radio is still playing loudly so he bangs on the wall to get her to turn it down. He is worried when he gets no response. He breaks down the door to find her apparently asleep. He then notices by her bedside an empty glass in which pills have been dissolved - she is actually unconscious after taking an overdose. He does all he can to revive her, with eventual success. However that is not the end of Shirley's problems...
Writer: Roger Marshall Director: Kim Mills
Cast: Alfred Burke (Frank Marker); Stephanie Beacham (Shirley); Katharine Blake (Mrs. Nourse); Gary Watson (Dr. Nourse); Pauline Delany (Mrs. Mortimer); John Grieve (Hull).