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Based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They eventually persuade four fellow members of the local Women’s Institute (WI) to pose nude for their next calendar, something of a change from the more traditional subject matter of rural churches and landscapes. As Chris puts it, "What we are talking about here is a slight shift from a WI Calendar of Spectacular Views, to a calendar of... Spectacular Views of the WI".
News of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Director and Cast
|Chris||Tricia Tomlinson Schmid|
|Celia||Michelle Holmes Albin|
|Ruth||Christina Tamaa Fleischmann|
|Brenda Hulse||Martha Gray|
|Lady Cravenshire||Anne Jiricny|
Behind the Scenes
|Production Co-ordinator||Tiina Palojärvi|
|Stage Manager||Ana Alvarez|
|Assistant Stage Managers||Victoria Ball|
|Set Design||Firman Burke|
|Lighting Design||Andreas Stahl|
|Lighting Operators||Carolina Diaz Quijano|
|Sound Design||Terry Menard|
|Sound Operators||Susan de Paul|
|Costumes||Martha Gray with Anne Jiricny and Stephanie Sorgo|
|Front of House||Nicholas MacCabe and members of the Club|
|Box Office||Phil Margolis and members of the Club|
|Programme Editor||Nicholas MacCabe|
|Programme Photography||Front cover: Nigel Baxter|
|Other pages: Ana Alvarez|
|Flyer and programme cover design||Paul Bilton|