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The Greatest Store in the World

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Director  Jane Prowse
Music director  Carl Davis
Country  United Kingdom
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Family, Drama
Running time  1h 14m
Screenplay  Alex Shearer
Language  English
The Greatest Store in the World movie poster

Release date  24 December 1999
Writer  Alex Shearer (screenplay), Alex Shearer (novel)
Cast  Dervla Kirwan (Mum), Elizabeth Earl (Livvy), Holly Earl (Angeline), Peter Capaldi (Mr. Whiskers), Ricky Tomlinson (Santa), Brian Blessed (Mr. Scottley)
Similar movies  Holly Earl appears in The Greatest Store in the World and Possession

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The Greatest Store in the World is a book by Alex Shearer and later made into a telemovie which was broadcast on 24 December 1999. The TV movie is usually shown a few times at Christmas on CBBC. It was filmed in the famous toy store in London, Harrods.


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The story is told in flashback by Livvie (played by Elizabeth Earl), a bright young girl who is in police custody on Christmas Day . As she is questioned, she reveals that since several days previously, she and her equally resourceful mother Geraldine (Dervla Kirwan) and little sister Angeline (Elizabeth's sister Holly Earl) have been living in a department store called "Scottley's" since their camper van blew up. As the story progresses, the family deal with outsmarting staff, in particular Brian (nicknamed Mr. Whiskers) (Peter Capaldi) the friendly but suspicious doorman, icy deputy manageress Ms. Greystone (Helen Schlesinger) and Santa (Ricky Tomlinson) and Elf (Sean Hughes), oversleeping in the tent in which they live, a guest appearance from S Club 7 in an advertising stunt by Mr. Scottley (Brian Blessed), trying to find alternate housing, the Staff Party, and finally, on Christmas morning a burglary organized by Ms. Greystone, Santa and Elf. They are invited to live with Scottley and Geraldine marries Brian.

The Williams Family

  • Dervla Kirwan as Geraldine
  • Elizabeth Earl as Livvie
  • Holly Earl as Angeline
  • Managers and Staff of Scottley's

  • Peter Capaldi as Mr Whiskers
  • Helen Schlesinger as Mrs Greystone
  • Ricky Tomlinson as The Evil Santa
  • Sean Hughes as The Evil Elf
  • Brian Blessed as Mr Scottley
  • Staff and Pupils of Livvie's School

  • Phillip Wright as Mr Norris
  • Devon Anderson as David
  • Guest Stars

  • Jo O'Meara as Herself
  • Bradley McIntosh as Himself
  • Hannah Spearritt as Herself
  • Paul Cattermole as Himself
  • Rachel Stevens as Herself
  • Tina Barrett as Herself
  • Jon Lee as Himself
  • References

    The Greatest Store in the World Wikipedia
    The Greatest Store in the World IMDb The Greatest Store in the World