Picks and Pans Review: Great Performances: December Flower

updated 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/23/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS(Fri., Feb. 20, 9 p.m. ET)

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Now this is civilization: In a lovely show directed by Stephen (My Beautiful Laundrette) Frears, lonely Jean Simmons comes to visit, care for and love her terribly old aunt, Mona (Stevie) Washbourne. The old gal had been given up for next to dead by her snooty family, but Simmons brings new life to her—and to your TV screen.

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