Returning to British screens this past Thursday, Prisoners Wives has been one of BBC One’s secret weapons when it comes to quality drama on their channel. Despite the average-y ratings and the slash of two episodes this series, the hype for the return has been pretty exciting. While this may not be a show directed at WhatCulture readership, it still deserves to be championed alongside other WhatCulture loved shows.
The first episode sees the return of Francesca (Polly Walker) and Harriet (Pippa Haywood), continuing their story arcs from the last series. Francesca is slowly drawn more in the mob life of her husband’s, whilst Harriet finds new solace in Christianity as well as a new romance. We are all introduced to two new characters. The first being Aisling (Karla Crome), a young woman ready to walk down the aisle, but paired with a petty
With that, WhatCulture managed to spent some time with actress Pippa Haywood and chat with her about this new series and her character Harriet’s journey in Series II.
How does it feel being back for a second series?
I was absolutely delighted. Its one of my favourite programmes I’ve ever worked on. I just love Harriet and have a real soft spot for her. She has such depth and
Prisoners’ Wives season 2 got off to an explosive start as gangsters turned Francesca’s home into Sheffield’s equivalent of Dante’s Inferno. Things went from bad to worse for Francesca (Polly Walker) as a supposed truce between her husband and a a local rival ended with the latter being blown to smithereens whilst sitting beside Francesca in the back of car.
Francesca wasn’t the only person having a bad day. Newcomer Kim (Sally Carman) was performing karaoke at a kids’ party when the police burst in and hauled her husband off to jail. Unlike most of the fellows in the show, her husband was actually innocent having been falsely accused of molestation by a troubled youngster from next door.
Another newcomer in the cast is Karla Crome who plays Aisling. Technically, a prisoner’s daughter rather than a wife, but either way she
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Prisoners’ Wives, one of the most colorful and gripping dramas of 2012 is set to return to BBC1 for a second season starting on Thursday 14 March. Rome’s Polly Walker returns as the glamorous Francesca while Brittas Empire veteran Pippa Haywood resumes her role as the world weary Harriet. The six part season is expected to be one of the major highlights of the BBC’s Spring line up.
Joining the season one regulars will be Sally Carman as Kim – a woman whose husband has been falsely accused of a despicable crime. Additionally, Karla Crome joins the cast as Aisling – a strong willed teen whose Dad is a serial offender. As the season progresses, Francesca becomes embroilled in gang warfare while Harriet and her son seek enlightenment through religion exploration.
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Tyrannosaur tells the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan) a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph's life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives. Tyrannosaur is an exploration of how love and friendship can be found in the darkest of places.
Tyrannosaur comes to theaters November 18th, 2011 and stars Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell, Ned Dennehy, Samuel Bottomley, Sally Carman, Sian Breckin. The film is directed by Paddy Considine.
Synopsis: The story of Joseph a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.
Really looking forward to this after the huge acclaim that it received at Sundance earlier this year… Check out the new poster.
Written and directed by Paddy Considine (Submarine), Tyrannosaur stars Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell, Ned Dennehy, Samuel Bottomley and Sally Carman.
Tyrannosaur tells the story of Joseph (Mullan), a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating results on both of their lives.
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Tyrannosaur, which has so far received rave reviews across the board, opens nationwide on October 14.
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