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Lost for Words (1999)

TV Movie | 76 min | Drama

Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where?See moreDeric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where? Written by Mort Kingsley See less
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Deric Longden (book) (screenplay)
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Alan Pyrah (as Allan Pyrah)
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£ 1,000,000
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Oct 31, 1999 (United States)

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Thora Hird
Mother (as Dame Thora Hird) Mother (as Dame Thora Hird)   See fewer
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Penny Downie
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Jennifer Luckraft
Nurse One Nurse One   See fewer
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David Shimwell
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Anne Reid
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Eddie Caswell
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Tom Higgins
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Diana Flacks
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Malcolm Hebden
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Ruth Holden
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Dinah Handley
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Gillian Waugh
Therapist Therapist   See fewer
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Dennis Blanch
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Kate Dove
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Noreen Kershaw
Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Maxine Burth
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Katisha Kenyon
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Martin Pearson
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Aileen Armitage
Mrs. Bushell (voice on answerphone) (voice) (uncredited) Mrs. Bushell (voice on answerphone) (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Arnold
Double for Dame Thora Hird (uncredited) Double for Dame Thora Hird (uncredited)   See fewer
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Deric Longden
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7.9 / 10 | 242 votes