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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Series cast summary:
Ann Mitchell ...  Dolly Rawlins 12 episodes, 1983-1985
Fiona Hendley Fiona Hendley ...  Shirley Miller 12 episodes, 1983-1985
Kate Williams Kate Williams ...  Audrey Withey 11 episodes, 1983-1985
Maurice O'Connell Maurice O'Connell ...  Harry Rawlins 10 episodes, 1983-1985
David Calder ...  George Resnick / ... 10 episodes, 1983-1985
Maureen O'Farrell Maureen O'Farrell ...  Linda Perelli 9 episodes, 1983-1985
Paul Jesson ...  D.S. Alec Fuller / ... 9 episodes, 1983-1985
Peter Lovstrom ...  Greg Withey 7 episodes, 1983-1985
Debby Bishop Debby Bishop ...  Bella O'Reilly 6 episodes, 1985
Stephen Yardley ...  Vic Morgan 6 episodes, 1985
Peter Machin Peter Machin ...  D.C. Andrews / ... 5 episodes, 1983-1985
Eva Mottley Eva Mottley ...  Bella O'Reilly 5 episodes, 1983
Andrew Kazamia Andrew Kazamia ...  Micky Tesco 5 episodes, 1985
Mike Felix Mike Felix ...  Eddie Bates 5 episodes, 1985
Jeffrey Chiswick Jeffrey Chiswick ...  Arnie Fisher 5 episodes, 1983-1985


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 <>

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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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When the programme was due to receive its first airing, TV Times, one of the UK's main TV listings magazines, wanted to paint a portrait of the four actresses for their cover. They acquired production stills with which to do that but didn't research who exactly was who. Consequently when the magazine hit the stands, the character of Linda was actually represented by the series' producer, Linda Agran. See more »


Remade as Widows (2002) See more »


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Oh, why don't they make like this anymore?
8 April 2003 | by buckaroobanzai50See 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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16 March 1983 (UK) See more »

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