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  • ITV
  • 60 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Drama
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Penelope Wilton, Sophie Rundle, Angela Griffin and Sharon Rooney star in this new drama series, set in the 1980s, about four women seeking fulfilment.

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6 episodes

Join the gutsy and glamorous women of Brief Encounters as they and the crew reveal fun facts from the set including recreating the 80s, female liberation and the casts immediate chemistry on set.

Discussing the challenges faced by her character Steph, Sophie Rundle reveals how the series fired up her imagination and how she recognises the importance of a series written by two women focused on the friendship of four women.

Angela Griffin reveals her love for the series, immediately after reading the script. Her character Nita's determination to drag her family out of the gutter and support Steph to help her own are admirable qualities that instantly drew her to becoming involved with the series.

Penelope Wilton reviews the liberation of her character Pauline and how her character mentors the younger characters in the series.

The hilarious Sharon Rooney, chats about her character Dawn and why she was immediately fond of her characters bubbly and confident personality and felt for the challenges she experienced growing up.

With a touch of glamour, gutsy humour and an overwhelming desire to improve their lot in life, four women in early '80s Sheffield juggle the pressures of family, husbands and making ends meet, striving for happiness and fulfillment. A chance meeting between Steph (Sophie Rundle Peaky Blinders) and Nita (Angela Griffin Lewis) kick starts a transformation as they grasp the opportunity to become Ann Summers party organisers. Pauline (Penelope Wilton Downton Abbey), for whom Steph is a cleaner, agrees to host a party, inviting amongst others the bubbly and confident Dawn (Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary). Via exotic lingerie the four unlikely friends blossom, gaining confidence and independence as their ambition is ignited.

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