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Lost for Words (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  31 October 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Malcolm Hebden ...
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Ruth Holden ...
Mrs. Nellie Elliot
Dinah Handley ...
Do-gooder
Katherine Dow Blyton ...
Hospital Sister
Gillian Waugh ...
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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Annie Longden: Oh, Derek, I've left the key for you.
Deric Longden: Thanks Luv, Where abouts?
Annie Longden: I've stuck it in the lock so you can find it.
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Follows Screen One: Wide-Eyed and Legless (1993) See more »

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Very, very good
3 January 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Deric Longden is one of those authors who wriggles into one's psyche and stays there, so when one of his works gets made into a film or TV play, you feel as though you have a vested interest in it. This has been done very well - I have the VHS version of it, as being in New Zealand we seem to have missed it on TV -with actors of the highest calibre possible. Thora Hird was golden in anything that she did, and her comedic timing was impeccable. Pete Postlethwaite plays the straight man (as it were) because all the best lines are hers. That's not to undermine his work in any sense. He is faultless. There is a strong sense of reality throughout this piece, so that the viewer does not feel that they are watching a play, but simply observing someone's life through an open window. Excellent.


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