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Longford ★★ 2006

In 1967, Lord Frank Aungier Pakenham (Broadbent), 7th Earl of Longford, is the respected leader of the House of Lords and a tireless worker for prison rehabilitation. He stakes his name and career when he befriends notorious convicted child murderess, Myra Hindley (Morton), and campaigns for her parole (over a 30year period), believing his fellow Catholic convert is truly redemptive. But few share his belief. 90m/C DVD . GB Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan, Lee Boardman, Andy Serkis, Robert Pugh, Anton Rodgers, Kate Miles, Kika Markham; D: Tom Hooper; W: Peter Morgan; C: Danny Cohen; M: Robert (Rob) Lane. TV