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Dramatisation of Pat Phoenix and Tony Booth's life together
Sue Johnstone portrays Pat Phoenix (famous for playing Elsie Tanner for 24 years in Coronation street)as she fights terminal cancer. Johnstone is credible in the role as Pat looks back on her life from her younger days when she first met Tony Booth(famous for his role on Till Death us do part and also the father of Cherie Blair) through his battle with terrible burns and skin grafts before they are finally reunited some 30 years later, when Pat nurses him through his illness. Later Tony has the opportunity to return the favour as he cares for Pat who has cancer but spends much time fighting the condition without anyone else knowing. Worth watching for any fans of the Late Pat, although it is a slightly sanitised and very speedy coverage of a very colourful life story. Shown as one off drama in 1998 on ITV in the UK.
Copie conforme (2010)
Like isabellealenus I don't normally post about films I don't like but I have to say this is one of the worst films I have ever seen. I am a huge Juliette Binoche fan and was really looking forward to seeing this. I still think she is a great actress, but its the first time I have really disliked and not bought into one of the characters she has played. It is also the first time I've ever walked out of the cinema in my life, managing to be annoyed and bored at the same time. The main characters are flawed and there doesn't appear to be a plot to the film in general. The redeeming features are the scenery which is very good and the character of the Cafe owner was quite amusing. Looking forward to Juliette's next film.
Dear Ladies (1983)
Superb early 1980's comedy from the BBC, combing the gentle but often slightly caustic world of Dr Evadne Hinge and the wonderful Dame Hilda Bracket (sadly no longer with us) a crying shame that this has never been released on DVD, thank goodness for the Hinge and Bracket fan club for us fans. If you ever get the chance to see these episodes, look out for a pre corrie Kevin Kennedy and Beverly Callard in minor roles. My favourite moments are Dame Hilda's many conflicts with the ever shssshing librarian. As Dame Hilda herself would have said..ah quality. So settle down with a glass of sherry and a roaring fire to enjoy those dear ladies at their very best.