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House by the Lake
The Murder Room
Cats Cradle
Curtain up on Murder
Off the Hook
Where there's a Will
Cash on Delivery
The Anniversary
An eye for an eye Darling
Lucky for Some
Trivial Pursuits
Murder in Company
There goes the Bride
Family Circles
Brush with a Body
Murder without Crime
Holiday Snap
Anyone for Breakfast
At the sign of 'The Crippled Harlequin'
The Ex Factor
No Dinner for Sinners
First Things First
Blithe Spirit
Stone Cold Murder
Dont Dress for Dinner
Happy Event
Side Effects
Anybody for Murder?
A Fly in the Ointment
Sex Please Were Sixty
The Opposite Sex

The Anniversary is best known as a 1968 film starring Bette Davis
as the mother from hell and a young actress named Sheila Hancock
as her daughter-in-law and rival, Karen.
Set in South London, the The Anniversary centres around a
formidable and domineering 'merry widow' who delights in getting
the better of her family. On the day of her and her late husband's
wedding anniversary, her beloved sons and bedeviled
daughter-in-law gather for the annual party that quickly turns into a
battle of wits as 'Mum' schemes, plots and uses any means
necessary to keep her chicks in the nest.

A black comedy by Bill MacIlwraith

March  2006

Some photos taken during the production:

The set

Christine Slater (Mum)

Carol Jewell and Martin Coleman (Karen and Terry)
Nick Sparkes (Tom) Malcolm Caldicott (Henry) Martin Coleman (Terry) Carmel Winters (Shirley)
"I haven't got B.O. !" "Its your complexion Mum" "You really are a bitch!"
"My God, It must take her a week to wash em!" "Kids - They always do you in the end!" The line up