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"Objects of Affection" Our Winnie (1982)

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Original Air Date:
12 November 1982 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Winnie is a mentally handicapped woman who lives with her elderly mother (Cora) and aunt (Ida). They... See more » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elizabeth Spriggs ... Cora
Constance Chapman ... Ida
Sheila Kelley ... Winnie
Max Hafler ... First Attendant

Jim Broadbent ... Second Attendant

Lesley Manville ... Liz
Jimmy Yuill ... Charles
Avril Elgar ... Ivy
Peter Lorenzelli ... Eric
Veronica Roberts ... Interviewer
Jackie Shinn ... Undertaker

Episode Crew
Directed by
Malcolm Mowbray 
Writing credits
Alan Bennett (by)

Produced by
Innes Lloyd .... producer
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Colin Munn 
Film Editing by
Ken Pearce 
Production Design by
Stuart Walker 
Costume Design by
Christine Rawlins 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Rowell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeremy Ancock .... production manager
Susan Box .... production manager
Art Department
Alan Mansey .... properties buyer
Sound Department
Ron Edmonds .... dubbing mixer
John Murphy .... film recordist
Michael Spencer .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Taylor .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Turner .... lighting gaffer
Other crew
Raquel Ebbutt .... production assistant
Derek Nelson .... production associate
Brenda Reid .... script editor
Anthony Smith .... assistant floor manager
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies

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40 min


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bennett's talent for creating funny yet touching miniatures on display, 12 January 2013
Author: runamokprods from US

Lovely, simple piece, combing humor and gentle pathos as Bennett does so well.

A retarded woman in her late 20s is taken to see her father's grave by her mother and aunt. There, they encounter a young woman who's a photography student, dealing with her project to take photos at the cemetery. We quickly get a sense of the lonely life the mother has led raising her daughter, and the love and mild tensions with her never married sister,

There are some very funny side scenes as the photographer tries to get natural looking "candid" shots of the graveyard staff, but only managing to direct them into total stiffness. A young Jim Broadbent gives a wonderful comic turn as one of the attendants.

At the same time, the film very gently raises some real questions about the intrusion of art into people's private lives.

The acting is all quite fine, and the directing very simple and unobtrusive, but effective. In just 40 minutes Bennett does his thing of letting feel like we're eavesdropping on real life, and getting to know all these people very well in a very short time.

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