TV Real Women (BBC-1 1998-1999 with Pauline Quirke and Michelle Collins) Published 4 years ago on April 22, 2015 UK / BBC One / 7×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 26 February 1998 – 9 November 1999 Writer: Susan Oudot / Music: Carl Davis / Titles: Diverse Design / Executive Producers: Michael Wearing, Jane Tranter / Producer: Debbie Shewell / Director: Philip Davis Strong drama series Real Women told it like it is when a wedding brings a group of former schoolfriends, now in their late thirties, together once more and before you know it all have revealed they are going through some kind of crisis in their life. Susie is the one getting married to Jo but is actually none too sure that she wants to marry him at all, meanwhile Mandy (the fab Pauline Quirke) is overweight and underloved (especially by her husband and kids who take her for granted) but is involved in an affair with an estate agent, bank clerk Janet wants to have a child but feels time is running out, Anna is single and is writer who feels she has moved away from her old life and finally there is teacher Karen who is scared to reveal to the girls that she is a lesbian. Initially made as a three part with the action moving from the hen night to the wedding itself, there was a four part sequel the following year with the girls all about to hit 40 and Susie about to have a baby. The casting was good, all of the female leads were riding very high at the time the series was made, it was based on a pair of Susan Oudot novels, Real Women and All That I Am. Series one ran from 26 Feb – 12 March 1998 with episodes titled The Hen Night, The Hangover and The Hitch whilst the second series ran from 19 October – 9 November 1999, episodes this time were untitled. Incidentally director Philip Davis is better known as actor Phil Davis. cast PAULINE QUIRKE as Mandy MICHELLE COLLINS as Susie LESLEY MANVILLE as Karen GWYNETH STRONG as Janet FRANCES BARBER as Anna JANE GURNETT as Chris GARY WEBSTER as Steve RICHARD GRAHAM as Peter PETER HUGO-DALY as Barry TONI PALMER as Doreen TONY SELBY as Bobby MARK MORAGHAN as Jonathan Bell DEBBIE ARNOLD as Lyndsay CON O’NEILL as Jo BRIAN PROTHEROE as Frank PETER LINDFORD as Richard Scoles AARON WHITE as Barrett DAVE HILL as Derek Johnston RAY STEVENSON as Michael ADRIENNE POSTA as Babs BBCBrian ProtheroeCon O'NeillDave HillDebbie ArnoldDrama SeriesFrances BarberGary WebsterGwyneth StrongJane GurnettJane TranterLesley ManvilleMichael WearingMichelle CollinsPauline QuirkePhil DavisRichard GrahamSusan OudotToni PalmerTony Selby Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes2 days ago America Unearthed: Vikings in the Desert (Travel Tues 28 May 2019) Vikings in the Desert : Scott Wolter investigates alleged Viking artifacts found in the Arizona desert by using state-of-the-art XRF... Episodes2 days ago Diabolical: Someone’s Lying (S2EP12 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Someone’s Lying: When a hunter stumbles upon a woman’s body with an execution-style gunshot wound to the back of her... Episodes2 days ago True Conviction: Murder in New England (S2EP7 ID Tues 28 May 2019) Murder in New England: After grandmother Irene Kennedy is found dead in a park, her family is split apart when... Episodes2 days ago The Last O.G.: Your Mom’s in My Business (S2EP9 TBS Tues 28 May 2019) Your Mom’s in My Business: Shay decides to launch her own fashion line after she realizes that she is faced... Episodes2 days ago Texicanas: Chapter 4 – The Truce (S1EP4 Bravo Tues 28 May 2019) Chapter 4 – The Truce: Luz invites the other women to come to a concealed handgun class; Lorena and Penny... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago American Pickers: All Signs Point to Picking (HISTORY Tues 28 May 2019) All Signs Point to Picking: Mike and Frank follow a series of signs to an impressive collection of memorabilia related... Episodes2 days ago The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Meet Rinna Jayne (S9EP16 Bravo Tues 28 May 2019) Meet Rinna Jayne: Lisa Rinna, Kyle, Teddi and Dorit find an article that exposes Camille’s dishonesty; Kyle plans a party... Episodes2 days ago Fosse/Verdon: Providence (Season finale airs Tues 28 May on FX) Providence: Gwen looks ahead to an uncertain future in her acting and dancing career, as Bob tells the story of... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.