A day off work sick gave me the opportunity to pamper myself and catch up with a few things off our magic TV box. Quite a few people I know are currently enjoying Nella Last's War and it reminded me that I had the TV adaptation, Housewife 49, which I still hadn't got round to watching. I had thoroughly enjoyed both Nella Last's War and Nella Last's Peace, so I was a tad worried that the film version would not live up to how I had pictured everything in my head.
I shouldn't have worried though as Victoria Wood had done a fantastic job with the script and playing the role of Nella. Admittedly there were some things that weren't quite how I imagined, but nothing that was too far out. Victoria's portrayal of Nella was a tad more outgoing that I had expected, but she also played the more tender moments fantastically well. As much as I love Victoria in her comedy roles, she really can play the straight ones very well too.
If you have enjoyed these books based on Nella's diaries then you might be interested in hearing about what I found on Amazon earlier: Nella Last's Fifties. The projected release date isn't until October 2010, and there are no further details, but I am guessing that this will be based on the diaries she wrote in the 1950s (as the title suggests). Certainly something to look forward to!