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Girlfriends

  • Episode: 

    2 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 10 Jan 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 02 2018 : Sat 06 Jan - Fri 12 Jan
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2
 
An unhappy Sue reluctantly faces the arrival of her landmark birthday. But her age quickly becomes the least of her worries when her son Andrew confesses a big secret he’s been keeping from her and tensions rise at her birthday celebrations. 
 
When Sue goes back to her flat in York, she encounters more than she bargained for.
 
Ruby and Ryan worry how their mum will cope as they head back to work on the cruise ship. But a knock on the door throws a spanner in the works when Linda is accused of pushing Micky overboard and Sue and Gail are forced to take matters into their owns hands. But they’re not prepared for the secrets they’re about to uncover and as further information comes to light they’re forced to question what they thought they knew about their friend Linda and her husband Micky.
 
Meanwhile, with her son Tom back inside for breaking his bail curfew, Gail is left holding the forte once again. Despite this she’s determined to rekindle the sparks between her and Dave before their divorce is finalised. With the clock ticking she’s desperate to reconnect with her ex and goes to extreme lengths, but all does not go according to plan. 
 
 
Series overview
 
Rollem Productions brand new ITV drama Girlfriends - from the pen of  BAFTA  award- winning screenwriter Kay Mellor.
 
For life-long friends Linda, Sue and Gail, the years have flown by, yet their lives seem more complicated than ever. When Linda’s husband Micky vanishes from a cruise ship on their wedding anniversary Linda suddenly finds herself on her own for the first time in nearly 30 years. Widowed and out of her depth she turns to her old friends Gail and Sue for support, who each have their own problems to face…
 
The series stars Phyllis Logan (The Good Karma Hospital, Downton Abbey), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, And Then There Were None, Churchill, iBoy) and Zoë Wanamaker (Mr Selfridge, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, My Family, Gormenghast, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone) in the three lead roles and showcases a stellar supporting cast including: Daisy Head (Guilt, The Syndicate  3),  Chris  Fountain  (Coronation  Street, Hollyoaks), Philip Cumbus (The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, Comus), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Ripper Street), Val Lilley (Cuffs, Mr Sloane, Shameless), Anthony Head (A Street Cat Named Bob, You, Me & Them), Adrian Rawlins (Hard Sun, Maigret in Montmartre), Wendy Craig (The Worst Witch, Unforgotten), Dave Hill (Porridge, Vera), Steve Evets (This Is Us, Looking For Eric, Rev), Paula Wilcox (Upstart Crow, Mount Pleasant, Boomers), Chloe Hart (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), Elena Saurel (Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness), Thailia Zucchi (The Windsors, New Tricks), Emmett J Scanlan (The Fall, In The Flesh), Rochenda Sandall (Love, Lies & Records, Broken) and Matthew Marsh (Love, Lies & Records, Riviera).