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  • Episode: 

    5 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 31 Jan 2018
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  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 05 2018 : Sat 27 Jan - Fri 02 Feb
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Episode 5
Sue and Gail are left reeling from Linda’s shock revelation. With the prospect of Micky’s body being found in Spain weighing heavy on her mind, Linda takes drastic actions that send her friends and family into chaos. 
After spending the night in a B&B, a forlorn Gail and her mother Edna return home to face the fire damage, but Gail’s heart is lifted when her ex-husband Dave offers to help with the clean up, and she’s hopeful that something good may rise out of the ashes. However, Gail is caught in the middle when tempers rise between Dave and resentful Tom. 
Sue’s excited about her new business venture ‘Adorable Again’, but her plans are eclipsed when she runs into John’s wife Beth and discovers all is not well with John. 
With her age discrimination tribunal looming, Sue’s shaken by the news, and when John lays his feelings on the table, Sue has to make a decision about what she wants, while Sue’s son Andrew is forced to come face-to-face with his father and his family. 
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).