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Back Home

Director: Simon Massey Cast: Sarah Lancashire, Stephanie Cole, Adrian Lukis



A remake of the 1989 British TV movie of the same name (which itself was based on a novel by Michelle Magorian), the 2001 production of Back Home starred Sarah Lancashire as Peggy Dickinson, the role essayed in the original film by Hayley Mills. At the outbreak of WWII, Peggy and her husband, Roger (Adrian Lukis), make certain that their daughter, Virginia (Jessica Fox), is safely evacuated to the U.S. while they busy themselves with war work. Serving in the WVS (Women's Voluntary Service), Peggy enjoys a degree of liberation hitherto unknown to her, billeted in a luxurious mansion and serving as driver for several urbane military officers; meanwhile, Roger trudges along as an ordinary soldier. At war's end, Peggy feels out of touch with her former life, Roger is unable to adjust to peacetime conditions, and Virginia has become far too "Americanized" to be satisfied with her parents' existence. Back Home was first televised in the U.K. on October 22, 2001.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
UPC: 0066805307041
Original Release: 2001
Rating: NR
Source: Bfs Entertainment
Time: 1:38:00

Special Features

Exclusive interview with Michelle Magorian; Michelle Magorian biography & selected; Bibliography; Production notes; Cast profiles; Interactive menus; Scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Lancashire Peggy Dickinson
Stephanie Cole Lady Beatrice Langley
Adrian Lukis Roger Dickinson
Rosemary Leach Mrs. Dickinson
Kaye Wragg Ivy
Jessica Fox Virginia "Rusty" Dickinson
Skye King Charlie Dickinson
Jack Pierce Mitch
Kate David Molly
Martin Ball Frank
Jennifer Higham Judith Penfold
Joan Blackham Miss Bembridge
Danny Worters Bob Stephens
Jeremy Peters Mr. Stephens

Technical Credits
Simon Massey Director
Carl Davis Score Composer
Geoff Deane Executive Producer,Teleplay
Brian Finch Teleplay
Mia Jupp Producer
Simon Kossoff Cinematographer
Nick McPhee Editor
Philip Palmer Teleplay
Jim Reeve Executive Producer
Donal Woods Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Welcome Home! [8:19]
2. Settling In [8:04]
3. Ivy's Wedding [5:16]
4. The War's Over! [8:03]
5. Boarding School [11:44]
6. Father's Return [7:16]
7. Nursing a Friend [9:34]
8. Laying Down the Law [10:41]
9. Like a Cheap Fiddle! [8:11]
10. Running Away [7:34]
11. A Desperate Mum [5:25]
12. Water in the Juice! [7:46]

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Back Home 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not the Disney Production of the Hayley Mills version of BACK HOME as indicated in the movie's description under REVIEW. This is, apparently, a remake which is not as good as the movie which starred Hayley Mills, and which I was under the impression I had ordered. Very disappointing indeed!!!!