If you missed the film Amazing Grace (2007), based on the story of William Wilberforce, the anti-slavery campaigner, do get hold of a copy of the DVD and show it to all your family. It stars the handsome Ioan Gruffud, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Rufus Sewell and other excellent British actors. Quite apart from the moving and important story, the beautiful 18th-century settings and costumes are brilliant, but of course it is a great deal more than a costume drama. It's astonishing that Wilberforce and Pitt were so young when they were elected to Parliament. A must-see. How lucky we are to have a local film club.
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