In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »
Film screenwriter Jake Armitage and his wife Jo Armitage live in London with six of Jo's eight children, with the two eldest boys at boarding school. The children are spread over Jo's three... See full summary »
1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. Written by
Well you know the story don't you. The pedicurist (Michael Palin) and
his social climbing wife (Maggie Smith) live with her mother (Liz
Smith) and a pig they've stolen. The pig's smell, naturally, permeates
the entire house. When people come in, that's the first thing they
notice, the smell and Maggie Smith justifies it by saying "My mother,
she's seventy four" I laughed so hard that I had tears running down my
face. It's not the line per se the cause of it but its delivery and the
faces, the faces of Maggie and Liz Smith. I've been a ardent fan of
Maggie Smith all my life and I had a unshakable memory of Liz Smith and
Dora Bryan as the British spinsters of Apartment Zero. Here the two
Smiths create a subliminal duo that is downright irresistible. Don't
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