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Housewife, 49

Author: Gavin MillarPiers WengerVictoria WoodDavid ThrelfallStephanie ColeAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soon after England declared war on Germany in 1939, Lancashire housewife Nella Last began writing a diary as part of a public project. She was 49 and fearful that she wouldn't be able to cope with her son's enlistment and life alone with her domineering husband. Recounts her experience of wartime privations, but also her dawning sense of independence. Amid the hardships of food rations and air raids, Nella's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Melodrama
Feature films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Made-for-TV movies
Drama
Named Person: Nella Last; Nella Last
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Millar; Piers Wenger; Victoria Wood; David Threlfall; Stephanie Cole; Christopher Harper; Nella Last; ITV Productions.; Granada Television.; Acorn Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 192174791
Notes: Inspired by the wartime diary of Nella Last.
Originally produced as a television movie in 2006.
Special features: Insert with background on the U.K.'s Mass Observation project; text interview with Victoria Wood; cast filmographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Cinders Forshaw ; editor, Matthew Newman ; music, John Lunn.
Cast: Victoria Wood, David Threlfall, Stephanie Cole, Christopher Harper.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Other Titles: Housewife, forty-nine
Responsibility: written by Victoria Wood ; produced by Piers Wenger ; directed by Gavin Millar ; Granada Television Ltd. ; ITV Productions.

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Soon after England declared war on Germany in 1939, Lancashire housewife Nella Last began writing a diary as part of a public project. She was 49 and fearful that she wouldn't be able to cope with her son's enlistment and life alone with her domineering husband. Recounts her experience of wartime privations, but also her dawning sense of independence. Amid the hardships of food rations and air raids, Nella's volunteer work for the war effort fills her with an exhilarating sense of purpose.

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