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F. Murray Abraham,
Andy Spader has been happily married for 13 years, with two teenage children, when he meets a younger woman, Claire Holmes, after going to investigate a break-in at her travel agency shop. Having told his wife that he is leaving her, he learns that Claire has just discovered that she has an inoperable brain tumour and has only a few months to live. Written by
This programme was dedicated to James Baldwin, the cousin of Tamzin Outhwaite (Claire), who died in 2004 of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. See more »
[discussing possible newspaper headlines after Claire has run out of church on her wedding day]
So why d'you run away? Why waste all those vol-au-vents?
Cos it's not like I have to wear the dress to complete the set. I don't want to read about myself in the local paper: "Brave Cancer Bride Weds".
Or "Cancer Bride Flees Wedding".
Shit! It *is*, isn't it? "Wedding Proves 'Tomb' Much For Brave Claire"!
"Send Back The Cake - The Wedding's 'Cancered'"!
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There have been mixed reviews about Walk Away and I stumble, but I have to say that I enjoyed it.
The first part was a bit fast paced, moving the story along too quickly, and there was no chemistry between Claire and Andy. But, the concluding part made up for all of that! It was a heartbreaking story and you end up having sympathy for all the characters. I had tears strolling down my face at the end. There are no bad guys in this, and thats what makes it different to other dramas... Fantastic acting all round, especially the two leading ladies; Tamzin Outhwaite and Julie Graham, when they were together. Kate Bush's song 'This Woman's Work' was a good touch too, it fit in perfectly with Claire's situation.
It was a nice dedication to Tamzin's younger cousin, James Balwdin, who passed away with Cancer earlier in the year.
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