Widows (1983)

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Three armed robbers, Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli, die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows, Dolly Rawlins,... See full summary »

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 Dolly Rawlins (6 episodes, 1983)
Maureen O'Farrell ...
 Linda Perelli (6 episodes, 1983)
Fiona Hendley ...
 Shirley Miller (6 episodes, 1983)
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 D.I. George Resnick (6 episodes, 1983)
Kate Williams ...
 Audrey Withey (6 episodes, 1983)
Paul Jesson ...
 D.S. Alec Fuller (6 episodes, 1983)
Eva Mottley ...
 Bella O'Reilly (5 episodes, 1983)
Peter Machin ...
 D.C. Robin Andrews (5 episodes, 1983)
Maurice O'Connell ...
 Harry Rawlins (4 episodes, 1983)
Jeffrey Chiswick ...
 Arnie Fisher (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Charlie (4 episodes, 1983)
Carol Gillies ...
 Alice (4 episodes, 1983)
Stanley Meadows ...
 Eddie Rawlins (4 episodes, 1983)
Dudley Sutton ...
 Boxer Davis (3 episodes, 1983)
Terry Cowling ...
 Jimmy Nunn (3 episodes, 1983)
Christopher Ellison ...
 Tony Fisher (3 episodes, 1983)
Terence Harvey ...
 Chief Insp. Saunders (3 episodes, 1983)
Anthony Heaton ...
 Bill Grant (3 episodes, 1983)
James Lister ...
 Carlos Moreno (3 episodes, 1983)
Peter Lovstrom ...
 Greg Withey (3 episodes, 1983)
Irene Marot ...
 Gloria (3 episodes, 1983)
Catherine Neilson ...
 Trudie Nunn (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael John Paliotti ...
 Joe Perelli (3 episodes, 1983)
Terry Stuart ...
 Terry Miller (3 episodes, 1983)
Judith Fellows ...
 Mother Superior (2 episodes, 1983)
Julie May ...
 Fran (2 episodes, 1983)
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Three armed robbers, Harry Rawlins, Terry Miller and Joe Pirelli, die when the security van that they are robbing catches fire in the Kingsway Tunnel in London. Their widows, Dolly Rawlins, Shirley Miller and Linda Pirelli, find their husbands' plans for the robbery and decide to stage it themselves. They enlist the help of a fourth woman, Bella O'Reilly and succeed in making off with the cash. Then Dolly learns that her husband didn't die in the robbery. And now he wants his money back... Written by Martin Underwood <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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They vowed to finish the job that killed their husbands - robbing the richest security van in England. [Video] [Australia]

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The first series aired in 1983, with a second one following in 1985. The third series was entitled "She's Out" (which largely gives away how the second series concludes). It premiered in 1995. See more »

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Oh, why don't they make like this anymore?
8 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was a fantastic series, which featured some original girl power. Dolly Rawlings served as a sort of matriach, keeping the other girls in check, while they organised themselves in order to carry out the robbery which her dead husband had planned to commit. Lynda La Plante created this series, because she grew tired of the glut of decent roles for women on TV, she was also laughably fed up of playing beaten up 'tarts' (her words) in shows like the 'Sweeney'. Great acting by all concerned, and La Plante's writing had me hooked until the suprise climax. The second series was certainly a must see too.

Own it on DVD or video.


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