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On Giant's Shoulders 

Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter ... See full summary »

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Hazel Wiles
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Len Wiles
Terry Wiles ...
Himself
Hilda Braid ...
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Teacher at Hospital
Tim Wylton ...
Len Curry
Tony Church ...
Hospital Administrator
Anthony Heaton ...
Limb Technician
Anna Wing ...
Mrs. Proctor
Jean Rimmer ...
Miss Hudson
Frank Barrie ...
Solicitor
Charles West ...
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Annabel Leventon ...
Journalist
Barbara Keogh ...
Café Cashier
Elizabeth Hunt ...
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Len and Hazel Wiles, a middle-aged childless couple who live on a remote farm, decide to adopt a coloured boy, Terry, who has no limbs because of the effects of Thalidomide. They encounter a great deal of resistance and scepticism from their friends and neighbours. Terry Wiles plays himself in this play. Written by Anonymous

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28 March 1979 (UK)  »

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The title is taken from a quotation by George Herbert (1593-1633): "A Dwarf on Giant's shoulders sees farther of the two". See more »

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I have this film and it's excellent!
29 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

I have this film and it's excellent! I collect Judi Dench shows and this one is a must for all collectors. She is very good in this one. All comments welcomed.

The fact that the real Terry plays himself is great and realistic. Brian Pringle is also wonderful as Judi's husband. I heard that Judi stayed in touch with Terry(after he moved to Australia) for many years afterwords. I have almost all the rare shows of Judi Dench and she is very good in all of them. This ranks up there along with Love in a Cold Climate, Bafta Tribute, Amy's View and Comedy of Errors. Merry Wives of Winsor, and many others. She was even good in Z-Cars, an early British police show. Any comments just email.


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