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  • Episode: 

    3 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 17 Jan 2018
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 03 2018 : Sat 13 Jan - Fri 19 Jan
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Episode 3
A terrified Linda finds herself out of her depth as DI Donoghue questions her on suspicion of murdering her husband Micky. With their friend facing the possibility of life in prison, Gail and Sue desperately try to help her before it’s too late. But when they set out to expose the lies behind Carole’s accusations, they’re shocked to unearth the real truth and to discover there’s more to Carole than first meets the eye. Gail is shaken when her grandson’s drug addict mother shows up on her doorstep demanding to take her son. With Tom back in prison, Gail has to handle the situation on her own and she fears the consequences of her decision. A call from her mother Edna’s sheltered housing staff causes havoc for Gail and her plans to win back her ex-husband Dave end up in jeopardy. When Sue’s company car is towed, relations between Sue and John sour further as Sue makes an impromptu appearance at work. An outraged Andrew wants Sue to challenge his father at a formal employment tribunal, but will she go through with it?
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).