Screen One: Season 5, Episode 1

Wide-Eyed and Legless (5 Sep. 1993)

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The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of ... See full summary »

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Diana Longden
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Thora Hird ...
Sian Thomas ...
Dinah Handley ...
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Peter Whitfield ...
Fred
Candida Rundle ...
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Andrew Nicholson ...
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Martin Wenner ...
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Ann Rye ...
Joan
Moya Brady ...
Sheila
Carry Clubb ...
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Saima Chaudry ...
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The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. One day, while attending a literary luncheon, Deric meets Aileen Armitage, a woman novelist with whom he strikes up a close friendship. Diana soon discover their relationship and calls Aileen, asking to meet her. Written by Soulski

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Released in North America as "The Wedding Gift" onto VHS and later onto DVD. See more »

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[Diana and Deric have gone to visit Aileen. Aileen is leaning over the bannister as Diana clumsily climbs the stairs backwards, sitting on her bottom]
Aileen Armitage: Climbing upstairs on her what?
Deric Longden: Er, on her own volition.
Diana Longden: That is *not* what I said!
Aileen Armitage: No, I thought it wasn't.
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Powerful, beautiful- a great love story
7 August 2004 | by (Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

One of Jack Rosenthal's most effective dramas. This is a beautiful story of the love of two people, one with a mystery illness, the other with an ailing business. Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent play the roles to perfection, supported by an excellent cast, starring the indomitable Thora Hird as Broadbent's batty mum.

The direction by Richard Loncraine switches from domestic comedy to hospital drama effortlessly, making this one of the most rewarding 90 minutes you are ever likely to see on the TV. You will wince as Julie Walters struggles to thread a needle - and applaud as she tries to walk down the aisle at her son's wedding. A consummate performance by a great actress.


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