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

Imprint Silver Spring, Md. : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Housewife    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Title from container.
Inspired by the wartime diary of Nella Last.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Insert with background on the U.K.'s Mass Observation project; text interview with Victoria Wood; cast filmographies.
Credits Music, John Lunn.
Cast Victoria Wood, David Threlfall, Christopher Harper.
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.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
Source NBK 4/10 PPL
Subject Last, Nella.
Mass-Observation -- Drama.
English diaries -- Women authors -- Drama.
Life skills -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Married people -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Volunteers -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Feature films.
War films.
DVD-Video discs.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952 -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Drama.
Added Author Wenger, Piers.
Wood, Victoria, 1953-
Millar, Gavin, 1938-
Threlfall, David.
Harper, Christopher.
Last, Nella, 1889-1968.
ITV Productions.
Granada International Media Limited.
Acorn Media (Firm)
Added Title Housewife, forty-nine
Standard No. 054961804191
Music No. AMP-8041 Acorn Media

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