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The Seventh Day 1957

14 mins United Kingdom Director. Geoffrey Hughes

Broadcaster and bon vivant Daniel Farson seems appalled that certain activities, such as going to the theatre and attending professional sporting events, are restricted by the Sunday Observance Acts. He sets out to get answers from the influential Lord's Day Observance Society and to ask people in the street what they think.

Out of Step was a 1957 Rediffusion series for ITV looking at alternative lifestyles and unconventional opinions. Other editions feature Farson meeting groups including nudists, Scientologists and modern witches.

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Directed by

Geoffrey Hughes


Daniel Farson


Lord's Day Observance Society


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United Kingdom



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