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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 Anna Nicholls / ... (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jane Gurnett ...
 Chris (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Toni Palmer ...
 Doreen (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Susie Ball / ... (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Mandy Evans / ... (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Janet Crossley / ... (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Darren Kempson ...
 Jason (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Karen (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Jo (4 episodes, 1999)
Juliet Cowan ...
 Jackie (3 episodes, 1999)
Gary Webster ...
 Steve (3 episodes, 1998)
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Barry (3 episodes, 1998)
Debbie Arnold ...
 Lyndsay (2 episodes, 1998)
Diane Parish ...
 Rachel (2 episodes, 1999)
Adrienne Posta ...
 Babs (2 episodes, 1998)
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 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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Connections

Followed by Real Women II (1999) See more »

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When a Man Loves a Woman
Written by Calvin Lewis and Andrew Wright
Performed by Percy Sledge
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fantastic Frances Barber scores with Real Women
20 October 1999 | by (Bradford, England) – See all my reviews

Only short, but I watched the first episode of the second series last night on BBC1. It was fantastic. The wonderful Frances Barber was a delight to watch; she should get far more credit than she generally receives. She gave a convincing, tight portrayal of the life of a professional lesbian.

Overall, I believe this to be the jewel in the BBC's crown of the Autumn season. The old stalwart of casualty despite being well acted and scripted is getting, in my opinion a little tired in format. Long live REAL WOMEN!


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