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Nella Last (diaries)
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Release Date:
10 December 2006 (UK) See more »
In the late 1930s Nella Last,a housewife aged 49,living in Barrow-in-Furness on the North West English... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Heart-warming wartime drama See more (22 total) »


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Victoria Wood ... Nella Last

David Threlfall ... Daddy (Will Last)

Christopher Harper ... Cliff Last

Ben Crompton ... Arthur Last

Lorraine Ashbourne ... Dot
Sally Bankes ... Mrs Whittaker

Stephanie Cole ... Mrs Waite
Marcia Warren ... Mrs Lord

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Mrs Lynch
Wendy Nottingham ... Miss Finch
Jane Lowe ... Mrs Higham

Dorothy Atkinson ... Mrs Mac
Sian Brooke ... Evelyn Edwards (as Siân Brooke)
Laura Power ... Madeleine Whittaker

Jason Watkins ... Dr Roger Brierley

Daisy Haggard ... Jill

Clare Wille ... Pru

Alan Cox ... Dennis
Hugh Sachs ... Godfrey
Georgie Glen ... Mrs Hockey

Samuel Roukin ... Michael Hockey
Duncan Barton ... Robbie Kilgour

Olwen May ... Mrs Brierley
Catherine Skinner ... Edith
Sue Wallace ... Woman at WVS
Norman Mills ... Mr Whittaker
Joseph Kennedy ... James Wenchurch

Iain McKee ... Tom
Richard Glaves ... Alan

Jemma Drake ... Girl in Shop
Danny Tennant ... Battery Boy

Directed by
Gavin Millar 
Writing credits
Victoria Wood (written by)

Nella Last (diaries)

Produced by
Michele Buck .... executive producer
Matthew Hamilton .... associate producer
Ian Luxford .... post production producer
Damien Timmer .... executive producer
Piers Wenger .... producer
Victoria Wood .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Lunn 
Cinematography by
Cinders Forshaw (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Matthew Newman 
Casting by
Rachel Freck 
Production Design by
Rob Harris 
Art Direction by
Jo Riddell 
Set Decoration by
Shelly Pond 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Holdich 
Makeup Department
Carol Cooper .... makeup designer
Veronica Lewis .... makeup artist
Sian Miller .... hair supervisor (as Sian Turner)
Sian Miller .... makeup supervisor (as Sian Turner)
Caroline Greenough .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Gail Kennett .... executive in charge of production
Kerry Robinson .... unit manager
Farley Thomson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Will Cummins .... third assistant director
Mark Fenn .... first assistant director
Louise Townsend .... second assistant director
Art Department
Maudie Andrews .... art department assistant
Robert Channon .... scenic painter
Rachael Fitzgerald .... stand-by art director
Ged Henshaw .... stand-by props
Vincent Henshaw .... stand-by props
Barry Tracey .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Phil Cape .... sound assistant
Arran Mahoney .... foley editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Darren McQuade .... dubbing editor
Patrick Oldacre .... sound maintenance
John Pearson .... sound recordist
Filipa Principe .... foley editor
Visual Effects by
Tanvir Hanif .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... best boy
Alice Canty .... clapper loader
Tom Gates .... lighting gaffer
Richard Griffiths .... grip (as Rick Griffiths)
Nathan Mann .... focus puller
Mike Miller .... camera operator
Paul Hanning .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jane Anderson .... casting assistant
Mohsan Qureshi .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Judge .... costume supervisor
Sam Scragg .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Laura Evans .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
Ulrike Münch .... assistant editor (as Ulrike Munch)
Music Department
Paul Golding .... music score engineering
Transportation Department
Ed Lee .... facilities driver
Other crew
Gary Barnes .... location manager
Jane Burrows .... script supervisor
Jemma Carlton .... researcher
Carly Ferguson .... floor runner
Peter Gray .... picture publicist
Claire Harrison .... assistant accountant
Elaine Harrison .... production accountant
Faiza Hosenie .... production coordinator
Sarah Urban .... production runner
Lisa Vanoli .... press officer
Tracey Waller .... title designer

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95 min

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Factual errors: The second time Nella Last gets off the bus at the Town Hall, the Forum 28 Theatre is visible on the top window of the bus. That is where Forum is situated, but it was not built until between the 60's and 70's.See more »
[on VJ Night, Nella is standing at the living-room window watching the victory fireworks]
Nella Last:Must have come through on the last news at quarter to twelve. Come and see! There's huge rockets going up from the ships in the dock. Come and see!
Daddy - Will Last:[miserably] They woke me up.
Nella Last:So that's peace, then.
Daddy - Will Last:Well, it's not *my* idea of peace, this damn racket. Hope it's not going to go on all night.
Nella Last:Shall we go out? Have a see, have a drive around?
Daddy - Will Last:I can see drunken fools any time. I'm back to my bed. Will *you* go?
Nella Last:I might just have a look.
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Referenced in "Dear Diary: Episode #1.3" (2010)See more »


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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Heart-warming wartime drama, 11 December 2006
Author: Jackanackanory from United Kingdom

Although I am not a fan of Victoria Wood as comedienne (I just never understood her comedy and therefore never found her funny) I was intrigued by the concept of this drama so I watched it.

I am glad I did, as it was a very well written drama that looks into life in the perspective of a mother Nella Last who sees her life change around her, more often than not in the way peoples attitudes are and also throughout the war realises she doesn't know those close to her including her family as well as she thinks she does, this in turn makes her look at her own lifestyle and realises she must change in some aspects too.

Although I may not be a fan of Victoria Wood in her primary guise, (as a comedienne), as an actress she has proved in this drama she is a first-rate actress and considering she wrote this drama, a decent writer too.

On the whole a nice heart-warming wartime family drama.

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