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Our Shirley Valentine Summer

  • Episode: 

    2 of 4

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 26 Jul 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 30 2018 : Sat 21 Jul - Fri 27 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Series overview
 
Our Shirley Valentine Summer, will see Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant, escape to a Greek island for the summer – rediscovering themselves and even looking for love. Under the glow of the Mediterranean sun the cast will live together under one roof, as they discover the islands, the challenges of communal living and the ups and downs of dating.
 
They are all single and at a crossroads in their lives.  All of them harbour a passion to try something new or pursue long held dreams in an attempt to transform their lives, for the better.  Sharing a desire to work out what to do with the next chapter of their lives, some want the opportunity to learn a new skill or test drive a new career.
 
Each of the ladies has a personal goal, for example, overcoming a marriage breakdown, losing weight, building self-confidence and many of them will spend time dating.  For some, it could be their first date in a decade, whilst others are looking for someone special to spend the rest of their lives with.
 
From the makers of The Real Marigold Hotel, Twofour, this feel good series captures the beauty of the Greek Islands: the people, the colours and the way of life, as this group of brave women explore what else life can offer them.
 
Episode 2
 
As the women embark on their second week living together on the Greek island of Naxos, Nancy Dell’Olio is struggling to fit in with the rest of the group. However, that doesn’t stop her heading off to Athens for a date arranged by the Greek matchmaker.
 
The search for love also continues with Annabel Giles, Ninia Benjamin and Sian Lloyd trying out speed-dating Greek style but Annabel must first face her fears about relationships, whilst Ingrid Tarrant braves her first date in 11 years with hilarious consequences.
 
Lizzie Cundy reveals that her life as a WAG has left her unfulfilled and she wants to find out if she has what it takes to pull off her dream of running a restaurant business. She enlists the help of the others to host a trial run but when Ninia is struck by a mysterious illness she has to rely on Nancy to pull off the night. Can she prove to herself she has what it takes to change her life?