Dolly Rawlins has just been released from prison after serving Five years (Stated on the credits of the original tv series . ) for the murder of her husband, Harry, following a robbery that...
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Having successfully robbed a security van [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_], Shirley Miller, Linda Pirelli and Bella O'Reilly have escaped to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Dolly Rawlins in London to... See full summary »
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 »
Molly, Elisabeth and Maria, three good friends, are dissatisfied with their married life. Molly, a good-hearted and lovely housewife and mother, has had enough of Erich, her husband's ... See full summary »
Helen Hewitt is first woman put in charge of Barfield, a maximum security prison that had been nearly destroyed by a disastrous riot. Despite being greeted with open hostility by inmates ... See full summary »
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.
Dolly Rawlins has just been released from prison after serving Five years (Stated on the credits of the original tv series . ) for the murder of her husband, Harry, following a robbery that she and several other women had carried out on a security van that Harry was planning to raid [see _"Widows" (1983) (mini)_ and _"Widows 2" (1985) (mini)_]. Having acquired a reputation in prison as a dominant and respected figure, and being apparently now a reformed character, Dolly teams up with a number of other ex-convicts: Gloria Radford (who had fenced stolen guns), Ester Freeman (who ran a brothel), Connie Stevens and Angela Dunn (prostitutes), Julia Lawson (a drug dealer) and Kathleen O'Reilly (a forger). Dolly and the other women make plans to set up a children's home in a derelict Victorian house. But Dolly is planning one final armed robbery on a mail train. The other women want a share in the proceeds in this robbery - but they are also secretly planning to get their hands on Dolly's ...Written by
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I picked this DVD up on a lark, because I'm a tremendous fan of the original 'Prime Suspect' series, though not LaPlante's later 'Killer Net' - 'Net' is an interesting premise, but could have benefited from better research.
Anyway, this was a pretty good feature - well drawn characters and an interesting storyline, even if it takes an abrupt left-turn toward the 2nd episode.
I won't go into the particulars, but if you're a fan of British Crime drama, and 'capers' in general, this miniseries is highly recommended. I was not familiar with Ann Mitchell's work, but she's tremendous here in an ensemble cast that's nothing short of spectacular.
I'm really surprised that this miniseries hasn't shown up on either Masterpiece Theater or BBCAmerica. Here's to hoping! Catch it if you get the opportunity.
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