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Dale Cowan

‘Our Girl’ review: Season 2 Episode 2 throws us straight into the action

After last week’s introduction to the life of Lance Corporal Georgie Lane (Michelle Keegan) and her capture while on a humanitarian mission, the action kicks into high gear almost immediately. But can the episode maintain the pace? “Has anyone got eyes on Lane?” Georgie’s capture by terrorists at the end of last week’s episode throws … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 4 review

As we are now more than halfway through this first season of ITV’s Brief Encounters, it’s natural that the drama takes centre stage and there is a lot more to sink our teeth into this week as a result. “I’ve got to go. I’ve got a factory of women wanting me to reignite their marriages.” Steph’s life … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Episode 3 continues to impress

In the wake of Brian’s hit and run accident, the Brief Encounters ladies’ lives are artfully woven even further together, with the women facing a lot of tough choices as a result. “I offer you a place to stay and you repay me by telling everyone my business.” With Spakes Butchers having financial troubles, Pauline is … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ Episode 2 review

After last week’s solid introduction, this episode takes strong but subtle steps to fortify the relationships of the women involved, focusing on building their chemistry. As a result, we are treated to some wonderful performances. “Brian, I’ve been to a pub…and I liked it.” Penelope Wilton continues to be the best thing about Brief Encounters, … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ review: Penelope Wilton steals the show in Episode 1

Developed from Jacqueline Gold’s memoir Good Vibrations: The True Story of Ann Summers, ITV’s new six-part drama focuses on the lives of four women who are brought together by the selling of Summers infamous ‘marital aids’ in Sheffield, 1982. “Terry, don’t be silly. It’s just underwear.” Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Episodes) heads the cast of Brief … >

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