The Stretford Wives is a British drama film made by the BBC. It was first broadcast on BBC One in August 2002 and has not been released on DVD. The film revolves around the lives of three sisters – played by Fay Ripley, Claire Rushbrook, and Lindsey Coulson – who live in Stretford, Greater Manchester, England.
Written by Shameless writer Danny Brocklehurst and directed by Peter Webber (Girl With a Pearl Earring), it won critical acclaim from The Times and The Independent, although reviews in some local papers were not so favourable. The programme was watched by 5.7 million viewers.