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Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
...  Dadda Moss 8 episodes, 2007
...  Iris Moss 8 episodes, 2007
...  Ruby Moss 8 episodes, 2007
...  May Moss 8 episodes, 2007
...  Father Melia 8 episodes, 2007
...  Mr. Brazendale 8 episodes, 2007
...  Billy Moss 7 episodes, 2007
...  Mrs. Brazendale 7 episodes, 2007
...  Frank Gadney 7 episodes, 2007
Ebe Sievwright ...  Joseph Hartman 3 episodes, 2007
John Axon ...  Abie Lee 3 episodes, 2007
Laura Wallace ...  Queenie Higgs 3 episodes, 2007
Denise Kennedy ...  Mrs. Quirke 3 episodes, 2007
...  Mrs. McBride 2 episodes, 2007
Rose Farley ...  Margaret McBride 2 episodes, 2007
Tim Beasley ...  Doctor Campbell 2 episodes, 2007
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Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and their fortunes are bound to those of their brother and their father. Set in the years immediately following the First World War, Lilies pulls no punches in its storytelling. It depicts a sensual, vivid and sometimes savage universe - where life is lived on a knife-edge of poverty, fuelled by various kinds of love. Dadda, the family's charismatic and mercurial father married very young, is now widowed, and his struggle to nurture his unruly children proves both moving and comic. Written by Anonymous

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Liverpool, 1920. Three girls on the edge of womanhood, a world on the brink of change.

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The program is set in the year 1920. Mr. Moss sings "Wild Mountain Thyme" by Francis McPeak several times, but the song wasn't written until 1948. See more »

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Awesome series.
28 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

I loved this series. I wish there were a season 2. I was totally drawn into the Moss family dynamics - what a feisty, real family. I think the show accurately captures the images and the "feel" for the time (post WWI Liverpool, England.) It is 'raw and gritty', 'loving and sweet' & 'dramatic and comical' - just like real life. Nothing here is sugar coated (except for the candies). I highly recommend this to anyone who likes period dramas.


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