Talking Heads (1987)

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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, ... See full summary »

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 Graham Whittaker (1 episode, 1988)
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 Muriel (1 episode, 1988)
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 Susan (1 episode, 1988)
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 Lesley (1 episode, 1988)
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Six monologues tell the stories of six different repressed souls: a man dominated by his mother, a vicar's wife, an inveterate letter writer, a hopeful actress, a recently widowed woman, and an elderly shut-in. Written by Kathy Li

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6 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bennett is a complete and real treasure!! His writing here is just wonderful-real and grounded in reality. Everyone that has posted here (and it is so very few) have really said all there is to say. The performances in all the monologues are exceptional but worthy of special mention is Patricia Routledge in A Lady of Letters which I quote in my summary line. She also is great in A Woman of No Importance. The characters were kind of templates for her less enjoyable Hyacinth Bouquet but so so much better and much more real. Alan Bennett himself does what he might call" a good turn" in a Chip in the Sugar. Some of the best of British talent fall over themselves to do his plays Julie Walters, Maggie Smith, Stephanie Cole , Anna Massey and Thora Hird all do his writing justice and then some.


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