Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets, for the first time ... See full summary »

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Margaret Mottershead
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Pat Bedford
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Claire
Duncan Preston ...
Jim
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Jim's Mother
Don Henderson ...
Billy
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Stella
Lynda Rooke ...
Bella
Jan Alphonse ...
Sue
Amanda Pointer ...
Daisy
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Maeve
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Helper in Old Age Home
Gabrielle Blunt ...
Old Lady in Home
Philip Lowrie ...
Martin - Warm-Up Man
Charles Pemberton ...
Porter
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Unexpected events occur over a long weekend when Pat, a glamorous British born star of American soaps, returns home to plug her auto biography on television and meets, for the first time since they were teenagers, Margaret her plain, fat and frumpy younger sister. The meeting is painful for both sisters highlighting the vast differences in their lives and resurrecting painful memories of their unhappy childhood with their uncaring mother. The tabloid press smell a juicy story and a race ensues to trace the current whereabouts of the long lost errant mother... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Victoria Wood later stated that she found herself to share similar characteristics with Pat (Julie Walters) and found that character much more relatable. However, Wood felt that Walters would be more successful in the portrayal of Pat, and so instead took the part of the shy, timid Margaret. See more »

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Featured in The South Bank Show: Victoria Wood (1996) See more »

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Northern England gloom vs. Hollywood glitz
23 March 1999 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Very funny and ultimately very moving portrait of long-lost sisters reuniting. Throw in dysfunctional families, daytime tv shows and pseudo-glamour "a la" California and you find yourself thoroughly engaged in this gently-paced made for tv movie. Julie Walters is superb, Victoria Wood delivers a surprisingly subtle performance, and Celia Imrie and Thora Hird are hilarious in their slightly eccentric roles. Don't miss this one!


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