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Wide-Eyed and Legless (Season 5, Episode 1)
PG-13
TV Episode | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. One day, ...See moreThe movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. One day, while attending a literary luncheon, Deric meets Aileen Armitage, a woman novelist with whom he strikes up a close friendship. Diana soon discover their relationship and calls Aileen, asking to meet her. Written by Soulski See less
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Deric Longden (autobiographical books "Diana's Story" and "Lost For Words") | Jack Rosenthal
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Edit Released
Updated Sep 5, 1993

Release date
Jul 15, 1994 (United States)
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34 cast members
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Julie Walters
Diana Longden Diana Longden   See fewer
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Jim Broadbent
Deric Longden Deric Longden   See fewer
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Thora Hird
Deric's Mother Deric's Mother   See fewer
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Sian Thomas
Aileen Armitage Aileen Armitage   See fewer
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Dinah Handley
Hospital Receptionist Hospital Receptionist   See fewer
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Martin Wenner
Young Doctor Young Doctor   See fewer
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Graham Turner
Postman Postman   See fewer
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Andrew Lancel
Nick Longden Nick Longden   See fewer
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Ann Rye
Joan Joan   See fewer
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Moya Brady
Sheila Sheila   See fewer
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Carry Clubb
Factory Girl Factory Girl   See fewer
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Saima Chaudry
Factory Girl Factory Girl   See fewer
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Vinny Dhillon
Factory Girl Factory Girl   See fewer
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Andy Rashleigh
Chemist Chemist   See fewer
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Anastasia Mulrooney
Sally Longden Sally Longden   See fewer
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Viv Warentz
Ward Sister Ward Sister   See fewer
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Frances Cox
Minnie Bonsall Minnie Bonsall   See fewer
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Joanna McCallum
Doctor Roper Doctor Roper   See fewer
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Diane Parish
Blackpool Waitress Blackpool Waitress   See fewer
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Paul Codman
Workman Workman   See fewer
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David J. Nicholls
JCB Driver (as David J. Nichols) JCB Driver (as David J. Nichols)   See fewer
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Donna Lythgoe
Bored Waitress Bored Waitress   See fewer
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Adrian Schiller
London Doctor London Doctor   See fewer
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Ashley Artus
Nick's Best Man Nick's Best Man   See fewer
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Ellen Sheean
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Malcolm Raeburn
VAT man VAT man   See fewer
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Aileen Armitage
Guest Speaker (uncredited) Guest Speaker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Perry Fenwick
Luncheon Guest (uncredited) Luncheon Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Deric Longden
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Ratings Breakdown

7.4 / 10 | 195 votes