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funny, moving and uplifting
on 22 May 2007
you have to hand it to victoria wood - she seems to be able to do no wrong.
this t.v. film is probably the best thing she has done yet. it's the story of two sisters who are thrown together again after several years apart. the trouble is they now seem to have very little in common with each other. they discover that through their mutual bond - their mother - blood really is thicker than water (to use that tired old cliche).
the casting is wonderful. victoria wood as the chip frying motorway service station cook, julia walters the glamourpuss soap star, celia imrie the panicking stressed out and pregnant p.a., duncan preston as margaret's slow boyfriend. even hailey the transexual from "corrie" makes an appearance stirring mince. however, the undoubted star is thora hird. she steals every scene she is in. the crowning moment of the show is when she discovers her son and margaret have had a sex life: "not on the eiderdown!" she gasps.
buy this. a pity it had to wait so long, but good things come to all who wait etc. five stars well earned.