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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Series cast summary:
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 Flossie Ure ...  Gina Malloy 16 episodes, 2008-2010
Patrick Baladi ...  Richard / ... 16 episodes, 2008-2010
Lizzie Watkins 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 Joanna Wright ...  Cathy 12 episodes, 2008-2009
Oliver Milburn ...  Mark Hardy 10 episodes, 2009-2010
Marc Danbury ...  Duggan 7 episodes, 2008-2009


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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You don't wake up wanting to be someone's mistress - somehow it just happens.




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Witty, emotional, painful, seductive and provocative
29 November 2008 | by madame-cleoSee all my reviews

This drama is unlike Sex and the City, where the women have a few drinks and share their sexual encounters with each other. Its much more personal and people can relate to it. Its much more engaging and emotional on a new level than other dramas focusing on women and their lives like "Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle...."

Dr. Katie Roden, is a psychologist with a dark secret, she seems much more depressed and guilt ridden than the rest of her 3 friends. She is dealing with the death of her former lover who was her patient while tackling his son's advances on her. Her sombre clothes and empty and cold house convey her inside emotions very well.

Trudi Malloy, a widow is battling issues with "letting go" of her dead husband from 9/11. And when a handsome stranger, Richard shows an interest in her she is suddenly forced to do a reality check by her friends who suggest that she gets back into dating business. The ridiculous and embarrassing courting scenes between Richard and Trudi are totally funny! It is interesting to note that Richard asks her out the day she gets a millions from the 9/11 board for her husband's death..lets see what his intentions are

Siobhan Dillon, a lawyer is fed up of her husband's love making tactics which only involve "baby making" (as they are having trouble conceiving) and she quickly falls for her colleague who offer his "services" a little too willingly to her and she does not hesitate for long!It will interesting to see whether she will continue her affair or patch up with her husband (played by Raza Jeffrey) Jessica, a real estate business woman is single and is straight, until she organizes a lesbian wedding and has an affair with one of them. Her character is shown as a bold and provocative woman who before her lesbian encounter is having sex with a "married man", her colleague. Lets see where her character venture to....

The beauty of this drama is that we are shown 4 totally different women with different scenarios, whose ambitions and inhibitions are shown. Its also a good thing that the drama reveals the fact that sometimes friends lie to each other to be "safe"!

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Release Date:

8 January 2008 (UK) See more »

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Mistresses See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK

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BBC America, Ecosse Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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