Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nanny Knows Best ; PICK OF THE DAY LOVE, NINA BBC1, 9.30pm

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nanny Knows Best ; PICK OF THE DAY LOVE, NINA BBC1, 9.30pm

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HELENA BONHAM CARTER is usually seen on the silver screen, all big hair, scary costumes and quite often some kind of magic wand.

So it's a rare thing that she's here, starring in a TV mini series - but apparently she was drawn to this after reading the book. And it was filmed close to her home in London, so maybe that was the clincher.

Based on Nina Stibbe's bestseller of the same name, Nick Hornby (About A Boy, Fever Pitch etc) has adapted it for telly.

It's about a young live-in nanny, Nina (Faye Marsay), who works for busy, working single mum George (Bonham Carter), the eccentric mum of two boys living in North London in the 1980s.

Told through Nina's eyes as she writes letters to her sister, we learn that she is 20 and has moved from Leicester to take the job, while George is the editor of a London literary review. …

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