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A Follower for Emily 

The friendship of two residents of a retirement home results in marriage.

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Herbert Ramskill ...
Harry
Betty Woolfe ...
Emily
Frederick Bennett ...
Bert Nichols
Ella Milne ...
Edie Branch
Jumoke Debayo ...
Evelyn
Margaret Heald ...
Jean
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Matron
Bart Allison ...
Mr. Morgan
Vi Delmar ...
Mrs. Gadsby (as Vi Delma)
Jeanne Doree ...
Mrs. Brown
Richard Gregory ...
Mr. Railton
Claudette Critchlow ...
Jane
Valerie Murray ...
Maria
William Ridoutt ...
John Nichols
John Dolan ...
Mr. Taylor
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The friendship of two residents of a retirement home results in marriage.

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Comedy | Drama

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4 July 1974 (UK)  »

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A love story with a difference.
17 July 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well known for their gritty realisation of events of the current time, A follower for Emily is so different to every other episode I've seen. Pretty unique in story, love and marriage inside a retirement home for the elderly. It is sensitivity performed, and beautifully directed by the legendary Alan Clarke. If you were to read a synopsis for this episode you could be forgiven for thinking this was a bleak and grim watch, but there is a delicate humour, Betty Woolfe and Herbert Ramskill deliver their lines with a twinkle in the eye. Naturally it is tinged with sadness, the lady waiting for her mum, the death of one of the residents.

A skillful and poignant piece of television, well worth a look, even if it's just to marvel at the cars and fashions, but the quality is deep.


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