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The hybrid of Footballers Wives and Wire in the Blood. See more (1 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 22)

Suranne Jones ... Linda Nelson (6 episodes, 2006)
Cristian Solimeno ... Richard Nelson (6 episodes, 2006)

Tristan Gemmill ... Greg Nelson (6 episodes, 2006)

Eva Pope ... D.S. Angie Morton (6 episodes, 2006)
Seamus O'Neill ... D.I. Standring (6 episodes, 2006)
Nimmy March ... Janice (6 episodes, 2006)
June Watson ... Nancy (6 episodes, 2006)

Kate Isitt ... Penny Nelson (6 episodes, 2006)

Stacey Roca ... Claudie (6 episodes, 2006)
Stuart Goodwin ... Tony Peters (5 episodes, 2006)
Emma Bispham ... Christine (4 episodes, 2006)
Rupert Procter ... Frank Pearson (4 episodes, 2006)
Paul McEwan ... Steve Wallington (3 episodes, 2006)
Georgia O'Neill ... Grace Nelson (3 episodes, 2006)
Fiona Clarke ... Ruth (3 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan O'Neill ... Elliot Nelson (3 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Roberto Bangura (unknown episodes)
Keith Boak (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Kay Mellor (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Amanda Wilkie .... line producer (1 episode, 2006)

Yvonne Francas .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Whitehead (1 episode, 2006)
Series Cinematography by
Neve Cunningham (1 episode, 2006)
Series Film Editing by
Janey Walklin (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting by
Beverley Keogh (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Production Design by
Gillian Slight (1 episode, 2006)
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Holden-Stokes (1 episode, 2006)
Series Costume Design by
Lance Milligan (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Makeup Department
Nic Collins .... hair designer / makeup designer (1 episode, 2006)
Sheila Davies .... hair stylist / makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Jodie Fidell-Walker .... hair stylist / makeup artist (1 episode, 2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Alibone .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Gilham .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Mark Inglis .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2006)
Jon Older .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Department
Dominic Byles .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2006)
Andrew Fielding .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2006)
Kevin Scarrott .... props (6 episodes, 2006)
Liz Simpson .... stand-by art director (6 episodes, 2006)
Rebecca Stunell .... art department assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Series Sound Department
Jamie Ballinger .... boom operator / sound maintenance (6 episodes, 2006)
Helen Dickson .... sound effects editor / dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan Wyatt .... sound mixer / sound recordist (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Visual Effects by
Carl Walters .... visual effects (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vasco De Souza .... best boy (6 episodes, 2006)
Kim Vinegrad .... clapper loader dailies (6 episodes, 2006)
Paul Hanning .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2006)
David Manfield .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2006)
Tim Potter .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Harvey .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 2006)
Series Editorial Department
Amy Boothman .... post-production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Transportation Department
Martin Clay .... transportation captain (6 episodes, 2006)
Paul Revill .... camera car driver (6 episodes, 2006)
Series Other crew
Claire Jo Benjamin .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2006)
Dave Bowen .... assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Carswell .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2006)
Oliver Cockerham .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Darren Greene .... unit manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Nardia Hall .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Tom Jenkins .... location manager (6 episodes, 2006)
Mike Noble .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2006)
Simon Sharrod .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2006)
Ben Hepworth .... location manager (3 episodes, 2006)

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Additional Details

60 min (including commercials) | UK:50 min (6 episodes)

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The hybrid of Footballers Wives and Wire in the Blood., 11 October 2015
Author: Paul Evans from Swansea, United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Kay Mellor tends to have the midas touch, it's a family trait along with Sister Gaynor, both have had a hand in some great dramas.

Strictly confidential, is a really bizarre mix, there's a hell of a lot going on in it, we've got affairs, a murder, lesbian cops, sex therapy, lots of sex scenes and huge amounts of floppy hair.

It's a little bit like Footballers wives meets Fat Friends meets Wire in the Blood. Set around a sex clinic, therapist Linda is the lead, a cop turned therapist, who is called in to assist when women start dying, murdered by auto asphyxia. Lots going on, the lighter side revolves around the patients and their stories, the darker side being the murders, and the emotional side focusing on the lives of Linda, husband Richard and his brother Greg. Desperate for a baby Linda will go to almost any lengths to conceive.

It takes a few episodes to get going, once you get to Part 3 onwards it opens up and really becomes good drama. Part 1 is definitely trashy, Nikki Sanderson's Tiffany, her mum Tina are totally trashy, they are straight out of Footballer's Wives. Killer's identity is a little bit of a giveaway, but it's not a true focus, it's more about the characters. Conclusion is great.

Suranne Jones, she's excellent as the lead role Linda, a really great actress, he looks really great too, a sex therapist and ex cop, not easy to pull off. She' well supported by Tristan Gemmill and Cristian Solimeno, the latter is actually really good, proving he's not just a good looking boy, but quite a good actor. Eva Pope is good, a little clichéd, but she carries it off. Tony Maudsley is really fun in Part 4, he does whatever he's given to do, he's great.

It's a satisfying series, stick with it, Part 1's the weakest bit, but there's a great story beneath all the nooky. 8/10

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