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Calendar Girls

by | 3rd, September 2003

‘AS a publicity stunt, the decision by members of Rylstone & District Women’s Institute to pose nude for their fund-raising calendar in 1999 was a stroke of complete genius, propelling them to international celebrity and raising a fortune for Leukaemia Research.

Doing the Full Monty?

It is a story that has now been immortalised in a film, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters, which opens this week in the UK and is tipped to be a big success in the US when it opens there at the end of the year.

Tonight, BBC2 presents the true story behind the film, interviews with the stars and reports on what has happened to the 12 women who posed for the original calendar.

Coincidentally, over on ITV1 later this evening is The Full Monty, the film which Calendar Girls possibly most closely resembles, not just because it’s a British movie set in Yorkshire about taking your clothes off.

If you miss homeground: Calendar Girls at 7.30pm tonight, make sure you don’t miss the film, which manages to be both funny and touching in just the right measures.’

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