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    In the late 1970`s I was working as a Trainee Manager at WH Smith & Sons Walton on Thames.

    For a period I worked in the Book department which was managed by a very attractive woman called Pat Dainton

    It was a few months later that I discovered that she had been a successful actress in the 50s and 60s.

    She was married to a film director, although his name escapes me now.

    From memory she had two beautiful daughters too

    Pat loved books, and was a very passionate person in her role as manager.

    She was a joy to work with.

    Peter Rand

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    Senior Member Country: UK Ray's Avatar
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    I remember Pat Dainton being on the cover of the very first issue of The TV Times in 1955.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Joe Fraguela's Avatar
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    The following are two film lobby cards in my collection which star Patricia Dainton. The first lobby card is from the 1959 film Witness in the Dark starring alongside Patricia Dainton was Conrad Phillips, Nigel Green, Madge Ryan and Richard O'Sullivan.

    This following lobby card is from the 1961 film Ticket to Paradise which stars Patricia Dainton, Emrys Johns, Vanda Hudson, Denis Shaw and Claire Gordon

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    Senior Member Country: England John Llewellyn Moxey's Avatar
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    Many moons ago, soon after WW2, I worked with Pat Dainton. It was a documentary and I was a third assistant. I remember her as a very friendly lady.

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    Senior Member Country: England Johnallan's Avatar
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    I see that Talking Pictures TV is trailing an upcoming feature called An Afternoon With Patricia Dainton scheduled for Tuesday 12th April. On that day she will be 86 years young. I think TPTV is to be congratulated on showing such an unexpected, and presumably, interesting programme. I imagine her films will be little known outside us Britmovers and were mainly second features, her final one being the enjoyable The Third Alibi from 1961.

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    She attended the Renown Film Festival earlier this year. One of my favourites.

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    I have thoroughly enjoyed the rare films of Patricia's that have been shown on the Talking Pictures Channel, and I am really looking forward to seeing her on her birthday, looking at her now, it is hard to believe that she is almost 86.

    She was on the very first cover of the TV Times in September 1955.
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