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You don't wake up wanting to be someone's mistress - somehow it just happens.
Plot:
The lives and loves of four female friends: Katie, a doctor having an affair with a patient; Trudi, a 9/11 widow; Siobhan, a barrister; and Jessica, a commitment phobe who plays the field.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 43)

Sarah Parish ... Dr. Katie Roden (16 episodes, 2008-2010)

Sharon Small ... Trudi Malloy (16 episodes, 2008-2010)

Orla Brady ... Siobhan Dhillon / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2010)

Shelley Conn ... Jessica / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2010)

Adam Rayner ... Dominic Montgomery (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Flossie Ure ... Gina Malloy (16 episodes, 2008-2010)

Patrick Baladi ... Richard / ... (15 episodes, 2008-2010)
Lizzie Watkins ... Amy Dunlop (15 episodes, 2008-2010)
Adam Astill ... Simon Bennett (13 episodes, 2008-2010)

Raza Jaffrey ... Hari / ... (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Joanna Wright ... Cathy (12 episodes, 2008-2009)

Oliver Milburn ... Mark Hardy (10 episodes, 2009-2010)

Marc Danbury ... Duggan (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Series Directed by
Peter Hoar (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tim Fywell (4 episodes, 2010)
S.J. Clarkson (2 episodes, 2008)
Philip John (2 episodes, 2008)
Francesca Joseph (2 episodes, 2009)
Peter Lydon (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Rachel Anthony (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
S.J. Clarkson (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Lowri Glain (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Richard Warlow (7 episodes, 2008-2010)
Muirinn Lane Kelly (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Harriet Warner (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Lucy Bedford .... executive producer (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Douglas Rae .... executive producer (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Rhonda Smith .... producer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Arlidge .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Lowri Glain .... producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Eugenio Pérez .... line producer (6 episodes, 2008)
Dominic Barlow .... line producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Muirinn Lane Kelly .... story producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Gwawr Martha Lloyd .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 2009)
Charles Hubbard .... line producer (4 episodes, 2010)
Bethan Jones .... executive producer: BBC (4 episodes, 2010)
Richard Warlow .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Edmund Butt (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tim Palmer (4 episodes, 2008)
Alan Almond (4 episodes, 2010)
Balazs Bolygo (2 episodes, 2008)
Andy Hollis (2 episodes, 2009)
Lukas Strebel (2 episodes, 2009)
James Welland (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mary Finlay (4 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Brewerton (2 episodes, 2008)
Paul Endacott (2 episodes, 2008)
Jamie Trevill (2 episodes, 2008)
Nick Arthurs (2 episodes, 2009)
Mark Davis (2 episodes, 2009)
Steve Singleton (2 episodes, 2009)
Clive Barrett (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Casting by
Gary Davy (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jill Trevellick (6 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Anna Higginson (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul Cripps (6 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Art Direction by
Nicole Northridge (6 episodes, 2009)
Dominic Roberts (4 episodes, 2008)
Dawn White (4 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Tapper (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sue Thomson (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sarah Arthur (6 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carol Cooper .... makeup designer / hair designer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carli Mather .... makeup artist (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kate Thompson .... makeup supervisor (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Peta Dunstall .... assistant hair designer / assistant makeup designer (6 episodes, 2008)
Ashley Hill .... makeup trainee (6 episodes, 2008)
Kristie Matthiae .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 2008)
Emma Scott .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 2008)
Lea Burgess .... makeup trainee (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Sheriff .... unit manager (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Phillipa Cole .... production manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Katherine Palmer .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Barrington .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Malcolm Davies .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2008)
Chantelle Stoffel .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2008)
Steve Robinson .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Simon Ghorbani .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2009)
Paul Dale .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2009)
Ben Childs .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2010)
Natalie Segal .... first assistant director: second unit (4 episodes, 2010)
Steve Murphy .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Carlene King .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Adam Lock .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)

Jamie D. Allen .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
James Baylan .... property master (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Noel Deegan .... stand-by props (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Barry Howard-Clark .... stand-by props (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Christina Tom .... art department assistant / graphic designer (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kate Elizabeth Wilson .... art department assistant (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maudie Andrews .... art department assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Leanda Bowden-Smith .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2008)
Chris Felstead .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2008)
Mark Goodhall .... stand-by carpenter / carpenter (6 episodes, 2008)
Andy Harris .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2008)
Dimitris Lyritzis .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2008)
Roger Tarry .... carpenter (6 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Walpole .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 2008)
Jason Wood .... property master (6 episodes, 2008)
Barry Kirkham .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2009)
Terance Palmer .... dressing props (6 episodes, 2009)
Joelle Rumbelow .... production buyer (6 episodes, 2009)
John Greenham .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2010)
Andy Grogan .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2010)
Royston Humphries .... dressing props / set dresser (2 episodes, 2010)
Janet Willmott .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Sound Department
Glen Marullo .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tim Partridge .... sound maintenance (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Scott Jones .... adr mixer (6 episodes, 2008)
Dionne South .... sound trainee (6 episodes, 2008)
Roger Dobson .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark Lawes .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2009)
Arthur Graley .... sound effects editor / sound editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Tony Gibson .... sound effects editor (5 episodes, 2009)
James Feltham .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Alex Sawyer .... dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Natasha Block .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 2009)
Arran Mahoney .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Phil Croal .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2010)
Peter Schulteisz .... boom operator (4 episodes, 2010)
Graham Wild .... sound re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2010)
Mike Wood .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Eleanor Sandars .... sound trainee (3 episodes, 2009)
Darren Banks .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Colin Martin .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2008)
Ian Brown .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2010)
James Burchill .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2010)
George Fry .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Ben Jones .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Stunts
Jason White .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Holloway .... grip / key grip (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Duffy .... electrician (6 episodes, 2008)
Peter Marshall .... best boy (6 episodes, 2008)
Luis Santos .... electrician / lighting technician (6 episodes, 2008)
Alex Scott .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2008)
Chris Bird .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2009)
Chris Davies .... best boy (6 episodes, 2009)
John Davis .... camera trainee (6 episodes, 2009)
Gary Hayler .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Peter Howard .... focus puller (6 episodes, 2009)
Chris Samworth .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 2009)
Alan Tippetts .... electrician (6 episodes, 2009)
Lydia Hall .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Steven Hall .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2008)
James Scott .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2008)
Chris Williams .... clapper loader / second assistant camera (4 episodes, 2008)
David Bird .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Martin Conway .... electrician (4 episodes, 2010)
Terry Eden .... electrician (4 episodes, 2010)
Trevor Hale .... best boy (4 episodes, 2010)
Brian Jones .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2010)
Amanda Searle .... still photographer (4 episodes, 2010)
Hayden Thomas .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2010)
Paul Edwards .... Steadicam operator (3 episodes, 2008)
Emanuele Salvatore .... key rigging grip: stage (3 episodes, 2008)
Stephen Andrews .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2008)
Oliver Larkin .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 2008)
Luke Redgrave .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Dean Thompson .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008)
Ben Purcell .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)

Warren Orchard .... still photographer (unknown episodes, 2007)
 
Series Casting Department
Victor Jenkins .... casting associate (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jill Trevellick .... original casting (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Franca Knight .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Phoebe Radula-Scott .... wardrobe trainee / costume trainee (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dominique Arthur .... wardrobe trainee (6 episodes, 2008)
Ceri Walford .... wardrobe supervisor (6 episodes, 2008)
Kelly Williams .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Vicky Salway .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Mandy Perriman .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (6 episodes, 2008)
Mike Phillips .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Nick Anderson .... on-line editor / online editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Cory Augustyn .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Gareth Spensley .... colorist (6 episodes, 2009)
Franz Ketterer .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Tony Osborne .... colorist (4 episodes, 2010)
Shane Warden .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Music Department
Toby Wood .... score mixing engineer / score recording engineer / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Nick Kenyon .... unit driver (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Julie Scott .... production executive: BBC (16 episodes, 2008-2010)
Rikke Dakin .... location manager (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jacqueline Graham .... assistant accountant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Janis McMorrine .... production accountant (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
Elaine Matthews .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jessica Amory .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Ella Brookes .... production runner (6 episodes, 2008)
Nicole Finnan .... production executive (6 episodes, 2008)
Poppy Gordon-Clark .... location scout (6 episodes, 2008)
Fraser Grant .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2008)
Muirinn Lane Kelly .... script editor (6 episodes, 2008)
Joy Scott .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2008)
Kate Thornton .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2008)
Mark Elson .... production runner (6 episodes, 2009)
Vicky Johnson .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2009)
Elizabeth Shiffner .... floor runner (6 episodes, 2009)
Nicola Stean .... assistant script editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Victoria Wheel .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2009)
Mark Woolley .... finance and commercial director: Ecosse Films (6 episodes, 2009)
Jason Green .... legal consultant (5 episodes, 2008)
Deepak Nambisan .... legal consultant (5 episodes, 2008)
Llinos Wyn Jones .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Grocott .... floor runner (4 episodes, 2008)
Katie Harlow .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Gareth Lewis .... rushes runner (4 episodes, 2009)
Adrian Banyard .... script editor (4 episodes, 2010)
Ash Cross .... production assistant / production runner (4 episodes, 2010)
Erin Duffy .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2010)
Dee Gregson .... location manager (4 episodes, 2010)
Fraser Warren MacLeod .... assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2010)
Jake Sainsbury .... location scout / location assistant (4 episodes, 2010)
Anna Loewy .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2008)
Mathilde Bouts .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Francesca Currey .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2010)

Julia Chiavetta .... trainee script supervisor (unknown episodes, 2007)
 

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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Bouquet of Barbed Wire reborn, 30 January 2008
Author: John-atte-Kiln from United Kingdom

Why this is called "Mistresses" is a puzzle, because it's about four women, three of whom aren't mistresses… Except, wait. Ah, I see. It's a salacious title and we all have to merchandise I suppose. The series itself? Delicious. Most of the characters are hell bent on cutting metaphorical chunks off themselves. Great fun. Reminds me of LWT's 1976 miniseries "Bouquet of Barbed Wire", where every character and their dads wielded the machete.

Siobhan (Orla Brady) is the only actual mistress and she's getting herself in proper trouble. Husband is infertile. So no chance of a baby there then. But at work, there's Dominic, played by uber-sexy Adam Rayner, who looks so good that there's no surprise when heavy lust breaks out. Dominic, it turns out, has no fertility problems. I expect his sperms do swashbuckling - probably each carries a little sword - and now Siobhan is inevitably pregnant that way instead. What Siobhan should do is to shut up good and tight, and go with - it's a miracle. What she actually does of course is say to her friends "I have to tell my husband". No you don't. Really, you don't. Stop. Stop!

Katie (Sarah Parish) was a mistress once, for we learn that she'd had an affair with a married man before the series started. Unwisely, she's now taken up with his son. The father died of cancer and Katie, who is a doctor, helped him on his journey. So, she's an euthanasiarist, has had affairs with two of her patients and is sleeping with the son of the father in carelessly ignoring the incestuous undertones. It's not going to end well for Katie.

Jessica is an experimental lesbian. She arranges events and she's busy doing a lesbian marriage as the series gets underway. She quickly gets into steamy eye exchanges with one of the brides Alex, played by Anna Torv, and the script hurries along to a lesbonk with great haste. However, it can't think of a good way of putting the two women in bed together, so it invents a very lame "You're not having a hen night?! Well I can't let you get away with that. I'll organise one and the guests shall be .. Me!", which achieves the result but isn't exactly Winterson. I thought script writers were supposed to earn their living. Lazy. Torv's interpretation of her character is good. Alex treats Jessica as possibly unsavoury and Alex's body language always points backwards when she's moving forward. Mind, once she's over the wall, in she happily goes, and unsurprisingly, for Shelley Conn is so mouth-watering that so would a good percentage of the human race given the chance.

Which brings us to Trudi, who's a widow. Of course there should be plain people in a community but, if you're going to have a plain character, then you have to invent something to admire in them. It's quite possible to be a lump and engaging. However, Small's Trudi looks like one of those characters that Casting put prominently in a medieval crowd scene after the director said "That's ridiculous, not every single character would be pretty". More tellingly, you can't find anything to admire in her. Nothing. She's a turnip in a bowl of apples. Appallingly, she does "sexy" from time to time. I won't forget her appearance in bright red corset with stockings tucked into her crotch for a long time, and for all the wrong reasons.

So, good, delinquent fun all round. There's easily enough material here for a second series and I hope that they do one. I trust they learn one lesson though. The characters never take off their underclothes in bed! Having spent abandoned hours of unbridled lust, afterwards they surface still wearing their bras, or keep the sheets tight wound round their naughty bits. After several episodes, no nipples yet and you can go beg for a cock. What's this? Early 21st century puritanism? So production team, are you listening? Your characters will solve some of their mental problems if they Do abandon as well as Talk it. At least they'll have more fun in the fun scenes, poor things. In a series dominated by either being in the bedroom, or wanted to be in the bedroom, or having just been in the bedroom, it's a bit silly, and jars a lot, that the characters bonk in their underwear.

Overall. I was going to score 6 (top end medium), but the series does one trick that's rare enough. When each episode ends, you always want more, and you look forward to the next one with anticipation. So I score 7.

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