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57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

Summary: No ordinary boy, Nigel, laps up cookbooks, spending all his time gazing longingly at the delights on offer in Percy Salt’s grocers. Nigel’s father, meanwhile, worries that there is something “wrong” with his son and the two find it difficult to connect. Nigel finds it far easier relating to Josh, the gardener, who teaches Nigel about the wonders of nature as they sit munching freshly picked radishes and pork pies. After Nigel’s mother dies, leaving Nigel and his father heartbroken, the two struggle on fuelled by cheese on toast, until a saucy new cleaner who makes lemon meringue pies to die for, (played with gusto by Helena Bonham Carter), arrives. She sets her sights on Nigel’s father, and cooking soon becomes the key weapon in the battle between then for his father’s affections. (Emerging Pictures)
Runtime: 96 min
Production: BBC Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 20, 2011
Director Credit
S.J. Clarkson Director
Writer Credit
Lee Hall Writer
Nigel Slater Writer
Cast Credit
Amy Marston Primary School Teacher
Colin Prockter Percy Salt
Frasier Huckle Warrel
Freddie Highmore Nigel Slater
Helena Bonham Carter Mrs. Potter
Ken Stott Dad
Kia Pegg Milk Girl
Louise Mardenborough Rachel
Matthew McNulty Josh
Oscar Kennedy Young Nigel Slater
Rielly Newbold Leonard
Rob Jarvis Fishmonger
Roger Walker Gardener
Selina Cadell Ruby
Victoria Hamilton Mum
Producer Credit
Alison Owen Executive Producer
Carl Clifton Executive Producer
Daniel Lawson Executive Producer
Eugenio Pérez Associate Producer
Faye Ward Producer
Hannah Farrell Associate Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Nicole Finnan Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer: Lip Sync Productions LLP
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Peter Raven Executive Producer: Lip Sync Productions LLP
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