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Cast overview, first billed only:
Thora Hird ...
Annie Longden (as Dame Thora Hird)
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Jennifer Luckraft ...
Nurse one
David Shimwell ...
Young man
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Gloria Brooks
Keith Clifford ...
Fred Brooks
Eddie Caswell ...
Widower
Tom Higgins ...
Doctor
Diana Flacks ...
Mrs Corey
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Ruth Holden ...
Mrs. Nellie Elliot
Dinah Handley ...
Do-gooder
Katherine Dow Blyton ...
Hospital Sister
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Speech Therapist
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Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where? Written by Mort Kingsley

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Jennifer Luckraft who plays a nurse, and Tom Higgins who play a doctor in this, played a nursing assistant and doctor respectively in Children's Ward (1989). See more »

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Woman in wheelchair: [groans in pain] Aagh! Renal colic.
Annie Longden: [shakes woman's hand] Annie Longden. Pleased to meet you.
[to Deric]
Annie Longden: She must be French with a name like that.
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Follows Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) See more »

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Wonderful.
6 November 1999 | by (Wlliamsburg VA USA) – See all my reviews

Wonderful picture. If any part of this production wasn't superb, we must have not noticed. Casting, directing, and acting were all right on target. I haven't read the book by Mr. Longden YET, but I intend to do so now.

"Lost for Words" was shown here on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. The network previews looked so appealing that we did not watch it late on the Sunday it aired, but taped it so our whole family could enjoy it. We did indeed.


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