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Lost for Words is a poignant autobiography of Deric Longden's relationship with his aging and eccentric mother, Annie. The opening scene depicts Annie as an opinionated, never-at-a-loss-for-words character who insists upon running the show, even going so far as choosing her own Mother's Day card and dictating how mundane chores should be performed. But everything changes when a debilitating stroke suddenly silences her. The heartwarming story, a son-to-mother tribute, traces the difficult care-giving decisions that Deric and his wife, writer Aileen Armitage, faced as the courageous Annie's health failed. The cast includes Thora Hird as Annie, Pete Postlethwaite as Deric, and Penny Downie as Aileen Longden. Lost for Words is a sequel to Deric Longden's 1994 autobiographical story, "Wide Eyed and Legless". ~ Kathleen Wildasin, Rovi