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Brief Encounters DVD

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In 1980s England, four women cope with the pressures of family, husbands, and making ends meet. To earn extra cash, they become party plan saleswomen for a company specializing in sex toys and lingerie, which shakes up their relationships and transforms their lives. Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey's Isobel Crawley), Sophie Rundle (The Bletchley Circle), Angela Griffin (Inspector Lewis), and Sharon Rooney (Two Doors Down) star in "a resounding hit" (Express, UK). 6 episodes, 4 ½ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.


Episode 1
When a Sheffield factory worker loses his job, his wife, who cleans for a wealthy woman, sees the chance to make extra money by selling saucy undies and sex aids.

Episode 2
Indiscretions, infidelities, a lost child, and more lingerie parties.

Episode 3
Infidelities, a reconciliation, and a robbery. A first solo-party is a huge success, but is dampered by arrests.

Episode 4
Party ambitions for the future, an adoptee comes forward, a hen party, wedding arrangements, and lies to the police.

Episode 5
A missing child and stolen money, a wedding, a pregnancy, and a hero's reception.

Episode 6
The women hire a nightclub for an ambitious sales event. Lies, paternity issues, confessions to the police, and a woman in labor.

  • The Making of Brief Encounters (13 min.)
  • Brief Encounters in 3 Words (2 min.)
  • Details
    Packaging: Boxed set
    Run Time: 288 minutes plus bonus programming
    Format: Widescreen
    Number of discs: 2
    Language: English
    Subtitles: No
    Color or B&W: Color
    CC: No
    SDH: Yes
    Region Code: 1
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Audio Format: 5.1 Dolby Digital
    Rating: NR. Contains strong language, sexual situations, and nudity.
    Penelope Wilton, Angela Griffin, Sophie Rundle, Sharon Rooney, Peter Wight, Karl Davies, Doc Brown, Will Merrick, Don Gilet, Chloe Pirrie, Souad Faress, Theo Graham

    "A hit with critics and viewers" - and The Huffington Post (UK)

    "A new gem" -Evening Standard (UK)

    "Laugh-out-loud funny" - What's on TV (UK)

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