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The Greatest Store in the World (1999)

Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in... See full summary »

Director:

Jane Prowse

Writers:

Alex Shearer (screenplay), Alex Shearer (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dervla Kirwan ... Mum
Elizabeth Earl Elizabeth Earl ... Livvy
Holly Earl ... Angeline
Peter Capaldi ... Mr. Whiskers
Ricky Tomlinson ... Santa
Sean Hughes ... Elf
Brian Blessed ... Mr. Scottley
Helen Schlesinger Helen Schlesinger ... Miss Greystone
Mandi Symonds Mandi Symonds ... WPC Mathley (as Amanda Symonds)
Philip Wright ... Mr. Norris
Mark Gould Mark Gould ... Homeless Boy
Kelly Knatchbull Kelly Knatchbull ... Scrooge
Devon Anderson Devon Anderson ... David
Samantha Sharp Samantha Sharp ... Kid in Audience
Jenny Tarren Jenny Tarren ... Bedding Assistant
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Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in temporary housing, but the conditions are unbearable. Geraldine reacts quickly and the family decides to take up residence in Scottley's, the best department store in London. They must keep it a secret from doorman Brian (whom the girls call Mr. Whiskers), and a couple of bumbling thieves who want to rob the store safe of its jewels. Written by Pat McCurry <laraspal00@aol.com>

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Family | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A világ legjobb áruháza See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The film is still shown occasionally at Christmas time on CBBC See more »

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First class performaces and story
24 December 1999 | by Kiwi-34See all my reviews

Set in a plush department store only days before Christmas, a single mother(Dervla Kirwan) and her two daughters(Holly and Elizabeth Earl), made homeless when their caravan explodes, go and live in Scottley's, the best store in London. A suspicious door-keeper(Peter Capaldi) keeps an eye over them. In Santa's grotto, Santa(Ricky Tomlinson) and his Elf(Sean Hughes) are planning a robbery of Mr Scottley's jewels. Excellent performances alround make it entertaining for everyone. But the best performance was by Elizabeth Earl, her future in acting at the highest level is assured.


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