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  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 24 Jan 2018
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    9.00pm - 10.00pm
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    Week 04 2018 : Sat 20 Jan - Fri 26 Jan
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Episode 4
Overstretched Gail reaches breaking point. With her son’s drug addict ex refusing to return her grandson, Gail sets out to find him and bring him home. With Tom still on bail, she turns to her friend Linda for help, but she’s not prepared for the shocking situation she discovers.
Gail is distraught when her mother’s increasing forgetfulness puts the family in grave danger and, with everything she’s trying to juggle, she’s crestfallen to discover her livelihood could be in jeopardy. 
After being cleared of all charges by the police, Linda’s horrified when a revenge-seeking Carole breaks into her home. Knowing Carole is mentally unstable, the girlfriends are terrified to discover just how far she’ll go when she’s pushed to the edge. 
With the date set for her age discrimination tribunal, Sue’s getting cold feet about laying herself bare in court. As John turns on the charm to win her over, will he be able to tempt Sue into dropping the legal action? 
At the inquest into Micky’s death, everyone anxiously waits to hear the coroner’s verdict. After the insurance investigator’s conclusion of suicide, will Linda be able to keep the house?
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).