Housewife, 49

The 1940s are caringly recreated for this offering with Victoria Wood, who also wrote the drama, playing it straight as a Lancashire housewife struggling to recover from a nervous breakdown, a difficult marriage and the realisation that her two sons are now grown up and no longer need her. She finds companionship and a sense of purpose when she joins the Women's Voluntary Service and also in her diary, which she keeps as a volunteer for the Mass Observation Archive. Based on the real-life diary of Nella Last, a housewife from Barrow-in-Furness.

Year: 2006
Genre: Drama, TV Drama, True Stories, Television Shows
Country: UK
Director: Gavin Miller
Starring: Stephanie Cole, Victoria Wood, David Threlfall
Duration: 93 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Drama (TV)


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