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Title Housewife, 49 [(DVD) videorecording] / ITV Productions Ltd. ; Granada International Media Limited ; produced by Piers Wenger ; written by Victoria Wood ; directed by Gavin Millar.

Publication Info. Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2008]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F HOU    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Note Title from container.
Inspired by the wartime diary of Nella Last.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Also distributed as part of a set: Wartime Britain : three complete dramas.
Cast Victoria Wood, David Threlfall, Christopher Harper.
Credits Music, John Lunn.
Summary 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.
Note Special features: Insert with background on the U.K.'s Mass Observation project; text interview with Victoria Wood; cast filmographies.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Last, Nella.
English diaries -- Women authors -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Life skills -- Great Britain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Married people -- Great Britain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Volunteers -- Great Britain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mass-Observation (Firm) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Great Britain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Wenger, Piers.
Wood, Victoria, 1953-
Millar, Gavin.
Threlfall, David.
Harper, Christopher.
Last, Nella.
ITV Productions.
Granada International Media Limited.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Added Title Housewife, forty-nine
Wartime Britain : three complete dramas.
Standard No. 054961804191
Music No. AMP-8041 Acorn Media
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