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Prisoner’s Wives 1 & 2

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Reviews

It’s the kind of polished “popular” drama that we don’t see enough of, a cut about the average. Cleverly written, neatly directed and, above all, acted so well that the all-too-real characters live with you beyond the final credits.”
“Prisoners’ Wives gets me every time…because it’s such an involving-to-the-exclusion-of-all-else-drama. It’s so cleverly constructed too. It’s so deftly handled.
As the series progressed, each one changed in ways completely believable that writer Julie Geary and the super cast deserve high praise. I hope there is a second series. We must hang on to this one.

Radio Times

Walker is superb as is Iain Glen. It marks an impressive serious drama debut for ex Hollyoaks star Emma Rigby.

The Guardian

This fantastic drama will have you rearranging your diary so you are free for telly every Tuesday for the next 6 weeks.

The Sun

Pitch-perfect performances, engaging characters and a nail-biting, intriguing script.

TV Times

A brilliant idea backed up by superb performances. The writing and the acting are first class- very funny lines are mixed with compelling and credible emotional scenes. This is a popular drama out of the top drawer.

The Sunday Times

Julie Geary’s quietly captivating six-part drama is an exploration of the feelings of isolation, abandonment and resentment experienced by a group of women whose partners are all in prison.

The Guardian

At it’s heart lay a drama about relationships under pressure, but so many themes pumped through it : the cost of loyalty, the price of betrayal, male manipulation, female solidarity, parenting and the Fosterean question of what one owes the state and what one’s family. Against these dilemmas, social divisions dissolved.

The Times

Awards

Nominated for Best Television Series – Writers’ Guild of GB Award

Credits

Polly Walker
Francesca
Iain Glen
Paul
Emma Rigby
Gemma
Natalie Gavin
Lou
Pippa Haywood
Harriet
Harry McEntire
Matt
Phoebe Dynevor
Lauren
Adam Gillen
Gavin
Don Gayle
Lead Inmate Don
David Bradley
Frank
Adrian Rawlins
Ian
Oliver Hannam
Mason
Jonas Armstrong
Steve
Reuben Johnson
Sean
Tom Tunstall
Visits Hall Guard
Penny Capper
Security Officer
Juliet Ellis
Debbie
Andrew Tiernan
DS Hunter
Anthony Flanagan
Andy
Chris Brailsford
Senior Security Officer
Dystin Johnson
Kaneez
Sally Carman
Kim
Enzo Cilenti
Mick
Karla Crome
Aisling
Callum Lambert
Jack
Gary Overton
Stan
Anne Reid
Margaret
Owen Roe
Brendan
Nicola Walker
DCI Jo Fontaine
Stuart Wolfenden
Liam
Jason Watkins
Will
Sai Bennett
Saskia
Julie Clerehugh-Eaton
Prison Officer
Karen Bolton
Danny’s Mum
Jorden Bennie
Jaiden
Rebecca Grant
Shaheen
Joshua Lambert
Charlie
Emma Matthews
Vicky
Jack Mitchell
Reece
Osi Okerafor
Ben Ballo
Chris Overton
Blake Fenner
Julie Riley
Yvonne
James Rastall
Sam
Sue Vincent
Nicki
Howard Crossley
Bob
Dwayne Scantlebury
Gary
Sean Cernow
Tapper
Charlotte Donnelly
Miss Simms
Colin Connor
Dog Handler
David Keeling
Detective Mitchell
Richard Calder
Angler
Marvin Henriques
Jackson
Faz Aoufi
Gang Leader’s 2nd
Ben Batt
Danny
Tony Bell
DS Hagen
Directors
Harry Bradbeer
Damon Thomas
Writer
Julie Gearey
Producer
Anna Ferguson
Executive Producer
Roanna Benn


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A brilliant idea backed up by superb performances.

The Sunday Times