A series of individual Dramas each with a different story and cast.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
2007   2006   2005   2004   2003  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss
Between the Sheets (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Julie Graham, Olivia Lumley, James Thornton
Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A delightful reflection of the era as seen on the background of the story of three priviledged girls growing up in between wars. The main character leads us kindheartedly through their ... See full summary »

Stars: Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Javier Alcina, Rosamund Pike
Love in a Cold Climate (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Stars: Judi Dench, Michael Aldridge, Michael Williams
Scott & Bailey (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Amelia Bullmore
Last Tango in Halifax (TV Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Re-united after 50+ years apart, Celia and Alan decide to marry. At age 16, Alan's late wife failed to pass on his letter with apology for missing first date and forwarding address. Both now have daughters with lover troubles.

Stars: Anne Reid, Derek Jacobi, Sarah Lancashire
The Thirteenth Tale (TV Movie 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Follows aging novelist Vida Winter, who enlists a young writer to finally tell the story of her life including her mysterious childhood spent in Angelfield House, which burned to the ground when she was a teenager.

Director: James Kent
Stars: Janet Amsden, Alice Barlow, Isabel Barlow
Trollied (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in Valco, a fictional supermarket in the north-west of England, Trollied is an eight-part sitcom that puts a comic twist on one of our most familiar surroundings. Acting deputy manager ... See full summary »

Stars: Rita May, Faye McKeever, Carl Rice
Coupling (2000–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander
Mount Pleasant (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's an insight into the lives of a tight knit close where you follow the families living in Mount Pleasant. You go through their every day lives and their struggles and hurdles along the way.

Stars: Sally Lindsay, Daniel Ryan, Ainsley Howard
In Deep (2001–2003)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Liam Ketman and Garth O'Hanlon are two undercover detectives who do whatever it takes to gather evidence against various criminal targets.

Stars: Nick Berry, Stephen Tompkinson, Fiona Allen
Doctors (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Diane Keen, Adrian Lewis Morgan, Jan Pearson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Rob Swinton ...
 Alan / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2007)
Robert Stone ...
 Heavyweight Boxing Champion / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Edit

Storyline

A series of individual Dramas each with a different story and cast.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 2003 (UK)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£100,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(25 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Girl's Weekend - starts well but gets a little stretched towards the end
26 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Kate is getting married to boyfriend Dave and takes off for a hen weekend with three of her friends. Kate, Dawn, Becky and Jo take their car down to the coast with an envelope full of money to waste. However when Jo loses the money the group go to a holiday camp to blag a caravan for a few days. At the camp Kate meets an old flame, Tim, who lets them stay in a tiny caravan for free. During a drunken game of truth or dare, Kate discovers that all of her friends have slept with Dave at one time or another. Turning to Tim for comfort sparks even more problems as she tries to get past the past.

For a week in January 2003 the BBC tried to do what it had been doing on radio regularly for years - putting stand alone dramas (or plays) on each day. Girls' Weekend was the final of the 5 dramas to be shown. The drama owes a little to modern sitcom/dramas on BBC2 in that it is all about sexually complicated relationships, late twenties characters and has a modern, constant soundtrack.

The story is quite good even if it is straightforward enough, it does have a certain rough charm to it that helped me get involved in the characters. The second half of the film gets a little too hysterical for my taste and pushes the drama beyond the range that I could easily get into. However the four characters are pretty interesting and it's a good enough story for a cold afternoon.

Denby-Ashe is quite good in the lead and she is believable. Manners has a good character and had potential to bring plenty out of her lonely angst, but she overacts and is too OTT to be real. Simmons and Campbell are both good but are underused - Campbell in particular is more used for comedy than anything else which is a shame because it sours the mix a little by giving the appearance of two token blacks. Maybe it's because they are given less scope for angst than the two leads but I found them both very sexy - Campbell's nervous little shy thing in particular.

The soundtrack is good but it is overused and gets in the way a little. However it is pretty funky if you like modern pop music. Overall it is quite an enjoyable little romantic drama despite going a little over the top. A lively and sparky cast (at least the 4 girls) really help it though.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD? JamesPeach
Billy Two Sheds end credits music vischebaste
Actors + actresses? releasemereleasemereleas
Discuss The Afternoon Play (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?