This film, part of the Maggie Smith season at the BFI Southbank, also screens on 9 January. Full details here.
BFI Southbank preview:
Alan Bennett’s brilliant Yorkshire comedy deals with a civic ‘do’ to celebrate the Queen’s wedding in 1947, and the habits of an incontinent pig smuggled away for the banquet. Michael Palin’s chiropodist uncovers a conspiracy while Maggie Smith, the Lady Macbeth of Ilkley, aspires to her rightful milieu: ‘Put me in a long dress and surround me with sophisticated people, and I’d bloom.’
Here (and above) is the trailer.
There is some choice dialogue in Bennett's script. Here are a couple of favourites:
Joyce Chilvers (Maggie Smith): 'I think sexual intercourse is in order, Gilbert.'