The Social Services Department of the council is preparing a register of the elderly in the area and eager but green June Potter (recently transferred from Transport) is despatched to gather information while obtaining some hands-on experience. Mam and Dad are in their sixties and therefore must be in need of registering - but Mam and Dad, perfectly ' alert', able-bodied and streetwise, have no intention of being registered. ~Thrown by Mam's no-nonsense approach the increasingly desperate June resorts to Mr Farquarson 's detailed notes on Conduct of Interviews while Mam sorts her out. This highly comic, ironic look at patronizing bureaucracy was first televisied in 1982 starring Thoro Hird, Hugh Lloyd and Julie Waiters and is now available for the stage.
Used availability for Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened
July 2016 : UK Paperback