‘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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ITV confirms start date for Ann Summers drama ‘Brief Encounters’

ITV’s new drama series about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business will begin next month. Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters started filming in Sheffield in January and is produced by Jo Willett (Birds of a Feather). The cast includes Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey), Peter Wight (Our Zoo), Angela Griffin (Lewis), Don Gilet (EastEnders), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Will … >

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‘Brief Encounters’ trailer: First look at ITV’s Ann Summers drama

ITV has released the first trailer for its upcoming drama series about the early days of the Ann Summers party plan business. Set in the early 1980s, Brief Encounters stars Sharon Rooney, Penelope Wilton, Angela Griffin and Sophie Rundle as “four women striving to find happiness and fulfilment.” The six-part series is created and written by Fay Rusling and … >

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‘Peaky Blinders’ review: Season 3 concludes with a strong finale

Finale time. But not the final time we’ll see the members of Shelby Company Ltd. With two more seasons commissioned, we’re basically hanging up our flat caps for a bit and pressing the snooze button. Not that there’s anything soporific about Season 3’s finale; a punchy hour which both proves that the show’s got more … >

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‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 3 episode guide

BBC Two’s multi-award-winning gangster epic Peaky Blinders returns for a third season. The six new episodes see Tommy Shelby pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires. > Buy the … >

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‘Peaky Blinders’ will be back for Season 4 AND Season 5

BBC Two has today announced the commission of a further two seasons of Peaky Blinders. Created and written by Steven Knight, the epic 1920s Birmingham-based gangster show launched on BBC Two in September 2013. The third season is currently airing at 9pm on Thursday nights, starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Paul Anderson. > Buy the complete Season 1-2 box set on … >

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