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Born and brought in London, five friends are reunited for three days, until one of them gets married. Sitting at their hen night, the friends recollect their thoughts and look towards the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frances Barber ...  Anna Nicholls / ... 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ...  Chris 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Toni Palmer Toni Palmer ...  Doreen 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Michelle Collins ...  Susie Ball / ... 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Pauline Quirke ...  Mandy Evans / ... 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Gwyneth Strong ...  Janet Crossley / ... 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Darren Kempson Darren Kempson ...  Jason 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Lesley Manville ...  Karen 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Con O'Neill ...  Jo 4 episodes, 1999
Juliet Cowan ...  Jackie 3 episodes, 1999
Gary Webster ...  Steve 3 episodes, 1998
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ...  Barry 3 episodes, 1998
Debbie Arnold Debbie Arnold ...  Lyndsay 2 episodes, 1998
Diane Parish Diane Parish ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 1999
Adrienne Posta ...  Babs 2 episodes, 1998
Philip Bretherton ...  Gus 2 episodes, 1999
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Born and brought in London, five friends are reunited for three days, until one of them gets married. Sitting at their hen night, the friends recollect their thoughts and look towards the future. Mandy, the family-girl who indulges herself with other men, Janet, the troubled wife who is desperate to conceive, Anna, a writer who is determined to fulfill true happiness, Karen, the teacher who has trouble "coming-out" and Susie, the bride-to-be who has a background she'd like to keep in the past. Going through hard times and succeeding the good times, the five friends go through and survive. Based on the novel by Susan Oudot. Written by Andrew Robertson <robo192@lycos.co.uk>

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English

Release Date:

26 February 1998 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ray Wood: [Susie's Nude Modelling Photos] With compliments to the Groom.
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Connections

Followed by Real Women II (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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Wow....this is smashing!!
3 January 2001 | by firecracker-2See all my reviews

This is one of the most entertaining Tv-series I've ever seen. The storyline is really good: 5 good friends ( all girls) come together when one of them is getting married. They all have their problems to deal with. The character that moved me the most was Karen, a lesbian teacher who struggles with her "coming out". Karen is played by Lesley Manville does a fantastic job....!! Real women is really great!!(:


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