A little leatute last Saturday on
palmistry made a perfect TV programme. quite apart from whether there is anything in the business or not.
I suppose we were all holding up our hands vainly endeavouring, to see in them the hopeful lines and to avoid seeing the more distressing ones. At any rate. we were brought right into the picture.
Mrs. Jaffa made a pretty good shot at the hidden Gilbert Harding with his hands peeping out from a curtain; hut I think that if one carefully analyses what is said. it will he found that most of it (especially if very pleasant will seem to fit the wishes of the subject, and consequently his views about himself. I would put far more trust in handwriting.
Seeing this programme brought to my mind the possibility of a very different subject suited to the title " Is There Anything in It'?", though a much more reverend one would seivally he needed.
Why not get three or four ex;'ens to discuss together the authenticity of the Holy Shroud? It would he an excellent programme for Sunday night. and I do not think that the sceptics would make much headway against those who have really got up the subject.
I liked, too. Dr. Aldis's Epilogue. Fliere is no doubt that a layman, especially a layman with expert knowledge, is far more effective than the great majority of the clergy, who are hound to give the impression that it is their professional job to preach.
With the help of his little film " Hidden Treasures "very good in itself--Dr. Aldis must have left a question mark, pointing the right way, as it were, in a good many uncertain minds.
"Fabian of Scotland Yard" is popular in my home, and certainly all story serials and series make one " make a date " for the next one. But I could not help thinking that the last Fabian must have made pretty had publicity for the Yard in America. It was exciting, but I doubt if the Yard would have run SO many risks with the girl and her peculiarly stupid would-be mur derer. M.B.