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Lady In the Van BBC4

(18 Posts)
travelsafar Tue 15-Dec-20 07:29:35

Watched this last night. I remember seeing it when it first came out and i still loved it. Maggie Smith is the best.

CanadianGran Tue 15-Dec-20 07:39:04

It was very good, I really enjoyed. it.

BlueBelle Tue 15-Dec-20 08:28:59

I saw the film at the cinema and it didn’t really do it for me it was ok but I wouldn’t want to see it again

Whitewavemark2 Tue 15-Dec-20 08:35:31

I also have Bennett’s book. It is only a very little read.

Sophiasnana Tue 15-Dec-20 09:28:12

Bluebelle, I agree. I started watching this film on a flight from Thailand and gave up after 45 minutes. I usually love Maggie Smith but this film just seemed much ado about nothing!

Grandma70s Tue 15-Dec-20 09:40:38

I love it. Didn’t watch it last night because I have it on DVD. I’ll watch it again soon. It is a true story - the eccentric Miss Shepherd really did live for many years in a van in Alan Bennett’s drive.

Froglady Tue 15-Dec-20 09:41:46

I really enjoyed the drama and great acting from all concerned.

shysal Tue 15-Dec-20 09:46:49

I have watched it a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it.

trisher Tue 15-Dec-20 09:51:54

I think it's a lovely and very clever film with lots of issues tackled subtly and gently. Maggie Smith is amazing!

FannyCornforth Tue 15-Dec-20 10:16:35

It's probably my favourite play to listen to on Radio 4 (aswell as Helena Bonham Carter and Bill Nighy in ^Private Lives^).
I can't see the film living up to the original play, so I've never watched it.
I really ought to, and then at least I can hold an informed opinion!

harrysgran Tue 15-Dec-20 11:07:09

Enjoyed it last night I have seen it before but for me it's a film I can watch over again I also enjoyed the documentary that followed about his life

jusnoneed Tue 15-Dec-20 13:46:42

I bought the dvd when it came out as so many people said it was a brilliant film... cannot understand why, I found it boring. I watched it once and wouldn't bother again.

lemongrove Tue 15-Dec-20 13:58:15


I think it's a lovely and very clever film with lots of issues tackled subtly and gently. Maggie Smith is amazing!

Just what I think too.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 15-Dec-20 14:12:16

Loved the film, brilliantly acted.

25Avalon Tue 15-Dec-20 14:14:05

I too found it boring. It had so much super hype maybe I expected too much.

Rosalyn69 Tue 15-Dec-20 15:19:40

I thought it was brilliant but my husband was unmoved.

Alishka Tue 15-Dec-20 15:23:55

Loved it Great to re-watch it! And I'm a great Alan Bennett fan of everything he writes

Kinsi10 Sat 26-Dec-20 11:49:04

Have seen it twice and loved it. Alan Bennett is brilliant (IMO)