I knew Dame Thora Hird from watching her as Edie Pegden on the long running comedy series, "The Last of the Summer Wine." In the USA, "The Last of the Summer Wine," was a regularly shown series on PBS. I remember picking up the DVD at the bookstore many years back and finally decided to sit and watch it on DVD. I loved Dame Thora Hird as Captain Emily Ridley. She was perfectly cast for the part. Patsy Rowlands played Alice, her right hand and Rosamond Greenwood played Dorothy. I can't figure why Dorothy wasn't always on the series. Hird holds her own and the series as the benevolent matronly lady who wants to help save the world. The series only lasted two seasons with fourteen episodes and a Christmas special. You will enjoy if you watch the series and see familiar faces from British television as well.
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