Seeing Red

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Seeing Red ★★½ 1999

British soap opera star Coral Atkins (Lancashire) is doing a charity event in the 1970s at a children's home where she finds the conditions untenable. Having survived a terrible childhood herself, Coral improbably decides to switch careers and open her own home for abused children, though British social bureaucracy thwarts her every decision. Based on Atkins' 1990 memoir. 100m/C VHS . GB Nicholas Gecks, Sarah Lancashire; D: Graham Theakston; W: Christopher Monger. TV