PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
At one point Alan Bennett says he'd rather write about spies than about Miss Shepherd. This is a reference to his plays 'The Old Country' (staged 1977), An Englishman Abroad (1983) and Screen One: A Question of Attribution (1991), all of which are about real or fictitious Britons who spied for the Soviets.
The smell is sweet, with urine only a minor component, the prevalent odor suggesting the inside of someone's ear. Dank clothes are there, too, wet wool and onions, which she eats raw. Plus, what for me has always been the essence of poverty, damp ...
There is a cable TV box on the outside of Bennett's House, there was no cable TV - certainly not in 1973.
During the first part of the credits, a young Margaret can be seen playing the piano at her concert in King's Hall.
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