Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War is the poignant, warm and often funny story of an ordinary woman who, after being pushed around by others for most of her life, finally decides to stand up for herself.
Thelma Caldicot has endured thirty years of dull, boring marriage to a dominating and insensitive husband. When two police officers bring the news of her unexpected widowhood, a sequence of events lead to a radical change in her way of life.
Before she has time to take stock of her new situation, her son Derek, an ambitious man in spite of inheriting his father's dullness, arrives with his dreadful family and begins to interfere and dominate her life.
After years of being bullied and pushed around, Mrs Caldicot's dormant self awakens, making her determined to take charge of her own life. Forced out of home into care, she acquires a band of strange new friends who look to her for help and assistance. These new responsibilities give her life a purpose, allowing her to find the courage to face up to any adversity, whether it comes in the shape of an unpleasant TV personality or the odious manager of a Rest Home.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 100 mins
- Ian Sharp
- Andy Birmingham
- Gerry Hambling
- Malcolm Stone adapted from a Novel by Vernon Coleman
- Director of Photography
- Sue Gibson
- Bill Dodkin
- Alan Lisk
- Principal Cast
- Pauline Collins, Peter Capaldi, John Alderton, Paul Freeman, Gwenllian Davies