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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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1985   1983  
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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 / ... 6 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 <imdb@martinunderwood.f9.co.uk>

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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 »


Followed by She's Out (1995) See more »


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One of the best heist mini-series ever to come out of England!
5 August 2018 | by matty-aquarius54See all my reviews

I first watched 'Widows' back in 2008 and it's been staple viewing ever since. It never gets old I always enjoy it thoroughly. Ann Mitchell is brilliant in a tour de force performance that deserved a BAFTA award, she is brilliant, Ann totally encapsulates the character of Dolly Rawlins. Lynda La Plante is one of England's best crime writers and her television credits are very good she penned a fantastic script for this series Widows and its subsequent series plus it's third installment 'She's Out', which was also brilliant. After the huge success of Widows bringing in a viewing audience of 18 million in the UK Lynda La Plante when onto even bigger success by writing the famous 'Prime Suspect ' series and went on to win two Emmy awards and an Edgar Allan Poe award for her work on the fabulous crime series starring Helen Mitten. Later she also won a Dennis Potter BAFTA award for television writing. So it's safe to say anything penned by Lynda La Plante is going to be a worthwhile viewing. The production values are fantastic and the London locations are wonderful, the lock up being a favourite of mine. The supporting cast all do a wonderful job the acting is top notch by all. I can't recommend this wonderful series enough and if you haven't seen it do yourself a favour and watch it you won't be disappointed. 5*****

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16 March 1983 (UK) See more »

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