Friday, February 1, 2013



Michael Gambon: Cedric Livingstone
Billy Conolly: Wilfred “Wilf” Bond
Sheridan Smith: Dr. Lucy Cogan, the home’s director
Pauline Collins: Cecily “Cissy” Robson
Tom Courtenay: Reginald “Reg” Paget
Maggie Smith: Jean Horton

Beecham House, an English country retirement home for musicians and performers, is thrown into a turmoil with the arrival of Jean, a former diva.

Geared to the more mature audience, it has a lot in common with “The Best Exotic Hotel in the World” in that both star Maggie Smith and are about elderly people dealing as best they can with an unfamiliar changing situation. And both have their share of amusing moments albeit of a different sort.
for brief strong language  and suggestive humour.

The end credits pairing old black and white promotional material beside current colour photos highlights the fact that most of the supporting cast are retired professional musicians.

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