Real Women Series 1 and 2 (DVD)
The uplifting BBC drama about female friendship based on the novels by Coronation Street writer Susan Oudot.
Starring some of Britain's finest acting talent including: Gwyneth Strong, Pauline Quirke, Frances Barber and Lesley Manville.
Five friends from North London grew up together before drifting apart. Twenty years on and now in their thirties, they meet again for the first time at their friend Susie's wedding. But each of the friends is going through a personal crisis they would rather keep hidden from the others.
The Bride Susie (Michelle Collins) isn't sure she wants to get married and tries to keep details of her wild past hidden. Janet (Gwyneth Strong) is a working wife, desperate to have a baby but unable to conceive. Mandy's (Pauline Quirke) husband makes her feel under loved, driving her into the arms of other men. Anna (Frances Barber) is a single and carefree writer determined to pursue her dream. And Karen (Lesley Manville) is a teacher debating whether to reveal she is gay.
Series two looks at the life of the women one year after the eventful wedding. Now nearly forty, each of the five friends finds themselves facing a new set of problems. Motherhood turns Susie into a different woman. Mandy is single. Janet's issues aren't solved by IVF. Anna accepts that certain men are single for a reason. Only Karen seems happy.
Directed by Phil Davies, better known today as one of Britain's best actors. Real Women is an intelligent social commentary on the contemporary lives of women during 90s.
What the Press Said:
"A delightful adaption of Susan Oudot's novels. Real Women is a street smart, emotionally stimulating drama infused with heartwarming authenticity, relatable characters and socially acute storylines. A real TV treasure." - Junsui Films
"Well written, fantastically acted and a terrific reminder of the power of British television when it is well produced" - The Consulting Detective
No. Discs: 2 DVD
Running Time: 315 mins
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