Brief Encounters

ITV Drama

With a touch of glamour, gutsy humour, and an overwhelming desire to improve their lot in life, four women strive for happiness and fulfilment in this heart-warming new six-part series (6 × 60 minutes).

In early 1980s Sheffield, Steph, Pauline, Nita and Dawn wrestle with the pressures of family, husbands and making ends meet.

However, a chance meeting between Steph and Nita is destined to kick-start a transformation for them all as they grasp the opportunity to become Ann Summers party organisers. Set to an iconic 80s soundtrack, this joyful, uplifting, character-driven drama will see these four unlikely friends blossom, gaining confidence and independence as their ambition is ignited. As wives and businesswomen they discover hidden strengths, shaking up not just their town but their relationships too.

Brief Encounters also stars Ben Bailey Smith, Karl Davies, Don Gilet, Will Merrick and Peter Wight.

Brief Encounters is written and created by Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina (Green Wing, Me & Mrs Jones), and executive produced by CPL’s Arabella McGuigan and Danielle Lux alongside the writer-creators.

The producer is Jo Willett (Making of a Lady, Birds of a Feather) and the directors are Jill Robertson (Grantchester, Last Tango in Halifax), Marek Losey (Vera, Beowulf) and Joss Agnew (Mr Selfridge, Jekyll & Hyde).

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