"How do you prepare for being on the sexual scrap heap? Do we all book into a sex hospice? Do all of us over-40s bring our sexy underwear and our face creams and throw them onto a big bonfire?" So wonders middle-aged Vera, a working-class Irish woman whose husband, Dessie, has left her for a missy half his age. But instead of holding a Viking funeral for their desirability, Vera and her friend Anna (the game Joan Slavin and Kelly Taylor) have checked into the Viking House Hotel in Donegal. The occasion of their off-license-soaked getaway is a concert by Daniel O'Donnell, the embodiment of Anna's romantic longings. (Cultural note: O'Donnell is one of the most successful easy-listening entertainers in Britain, a kind of cardiganed... More >>>