Wide-Eyed and Legless

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Wide-Eyed and Legless
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Directed by Richard Loncraine
Written by Jack Rosenthal
Deric Longden
Starring Julie Walters
Jim Broadbent
Thora Hird
Release date
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Wide-Eyed and Legless (also known as The Wedding Gift) is a 1993 made-for-TV British drama film directed by Richard Loncraine. It is known in the US as The Wedding Gift.

It is based on the 1989 book Diana's Story by Deric Longden, who co-wrote the script with Jack Rosenthal.[1] It tells the story of his marriage to his wife, Diana, who contracts a chronic, degenerative illness that medical officials were unable to understand at the time (now believed to be Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). As Diana's health faltered, she secretly set him up with another woman to help ease his pain over her eventual death. A sequel, Lost for Words dealing with Longden's mother's decline into dementia after his second marriage, followed in 1999.

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