Calendar Girls. Image shows from L to R: Annie (Julie Walters), Chris (Helen Mirren). Copyright: Calendar Girls Productions.

Calendar Girls

2003 British comedy film about a charity calendar. Stars Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie and others.

Calendar Girls. Copyright: Calendar Girls Productions.

Calendar Girls

Gentle comedy drama based on the true story of 11 ladies from Yorkshire who stripped off for a charity calendar

Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, John Alderton, Linda Bassett, Annette Crosbie, Philip Glenister, Ciaran Hinds, Celia Imrie and others
Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth
Nigel Cole
Suzanne Mackie, Nick Barton and Steve Clark-Hall

Based on a true story, Calendar Girls tells the fictionalised story of a group of Women's Institute members from a small town in Yorkshire who determine to produce a calendar with a difference.

When the husband of a key member of the Women's Institute Knapely branch dies from leukaemia, her friends rally around. Having suffered many an uninspiring W.I. event over the years and experienced outdated furniture in a relatives' room at the local hospital, they decide to do something a little different to raise money to refurbish the room. It is not long before a calendar with rather different vistas from country views is born!

As the women struggle against some local opposition, family problems and W.I. objections to get the calendar made, they find themselves bonded and torn in unexpected ways, before a trip to Hollywood and America's evening chat show circuit threatens to destroy their friendships for good.

But who can say no to a bag of chips?

Production Details

UK certificate
108 minutes
Release date
Friday 5th September 2003
Tuesday 2nd September 2003

Buena Vista

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 4th September 2021 at 9:45am on 5Star

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