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 ...
Hospital Receptionist
Peter Whitfield ...
Fred
Candida Rundle ...
Nurse
Andrew Nicholson ...
Gerald
Martin Wenner ...
Young Doctor
Graham Turner ...
Postman
Andrew Lancel ...
Nick Longden
Ann Rye ...
Joan
Moya Brady ...
Sheila
Carry Clubb ...
Factory Girl
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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5 September 1993 (UK)  »

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$214,380 (USA)
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The title is taken from the song of the same name by Andy Fairweather Low. See more »

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Deric's Mother: Ten minutes of this rain will do more good in half an hour than a fortnight of ordinary rain would do in a month.
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Followed by Lost for Words (1999) See more »

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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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