‘Ordinary Lies’ Season 2 episode guide: What happens next?

The second season of BBC One’s Ordinary Lies introduces viewers to a fresh array of compelling characters, each with their own tangled web of torrid secrets and lies. Based at the call centre and warehouse of sports sales company Coopers, the six-part drama follows Toke (Joel Fry), Wendy (Rebekah Staton), Belinda (Jill Halfpenny), Joe (Con O’Neill), Ash (Luke … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ return date confirmed for Season 2

Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst’s acclaimed drama series Ordinary Lies will return to BBC One later this month. From the makers of Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax, the drama’s second season introduces viewers to a fresh array of compelling characters, each with their own tangled web of torrid secrets and lies. The first season launched on BBC One … >

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‘Ordinary Lies’ first look: Season 2 cast photo revealed

The first photo has been released of the all-new cast for the second season of BBC One’s Ordinary Lies. Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst’s acclaimed drama series, from the makers of Happy Valley and Last Tango In Halifax, will return this autumn with six new episodes. The first season launched on BBC One in March last … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ episode guide

Brief Encounters is a new ITV drama about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, the six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones) and inspired by chapters in Jacqueline Gold’s memoir, Good Vibrations. The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight … >

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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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