The Spare Room Author Mordecai RichlerProduced by Esse W. LjunghConductor Morris SurdinThis story revolves around a Jewish family during World War 2 who takes in boarders. The first boarder is Heir Banbinger, a refugee whos waiting for his family to arrive from the old country. After a number of other borders, Mervyn, a struggling writer rents the Spare room. Mrs. Hirsh is taken with Mervyn and helps him stay even though Mr. Hirsh is demanding the rent. Mr Hirsh reads reads the book, changes his mind about Mervyn and becomes more lenient with the rent. Mr. Hersh then takes Mervyn under his wing, gives him some fatherly advice and his counsel.