Prisoners' Wives

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Prisoners’ Wives
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Genre Drama
Created by Julie Gearey
Written by Julie Gearey
James Graham
Chloe Moss
Starring Polly Walker
Pippa Haywood
Sally Carman (series 2)
Karla Crome (series 2)
Emma Rigby (Series 1)
Natalie Gavin (Series 1)
Composer(s) Daniel Pemberton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 10 (to 4 April 2013)
Production
Executive producer(s) Roanna Benn
Rebecca de Souza
Julie Gearey
Producer(s) Anna Ferguson
Location(s) Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Running time 59 minutes
Production company(s) Tiger Aspect Productions
Distributor Endemol UK
Release
Original network BBC One
BBC HD
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original release 31 January 2012 (2012-01-31) – 4 April 2013 (2013-04-04)
External links
Website
Production website

Prisoners' Wives is a BBC drama series, created and written by Julie Gearey and starring Polly Walker, Pippa Haywood, Emma Rigby, Natalie Gavin, Sally Carman and Karla Crome, with supporting cast including Iain Glen, Adam Gillen, Jonas Armstrong, Reuben Johnson, Enzo Cilenti and Owen Roe. The series centres on four very different women, each struggling to cope with a significant man in her life serving time in prison.[1][2][3] The series is set in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Series one was six episodes long, and premiered on Tuesday 31 January 2012. Series two was a shorter run of four episodes, and began on Thursday 14 March 2013 on BBC One.[4][5]

Main cast[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Series 2[edit]

  • Polly Walker as Francesca Miller
  • Pippa Haywood as Harriet Allison
  • Sally Carman as Kim Haines
  • Karla Crome as Aisling O'Connor

Supporting cast[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Series 2[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions)[6]
1 "Episode 1" Damon Thomas Julie Gearey 31 January 2012 (2012-01-31) 5.62
2 "Episode 2" Damon Thomas Julie Gearey 7 February 2012 (2012-02-07) 5.96
3 "Episode 3" Damon Thomas James Graham 14 February 2012 (2012-02-14) 5.18
4 "Episode 4" Harry Bradbeer Chloe Moss 21 February 2012 (2012-02-21) 4.69
5 "Episode 5" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 28 February 2012 (2012-02-28) 4.98
6 "Episode 6" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 6 March 2012 (2012-03-06) 5.16

Series 2[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions)[6]
7 "Episode 1" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 14 March 2013 (2013-03-14) 4.94
8 "Episode 2" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21) 4.96
9 "Episode 3" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 28 March 2013 (2013-03-28) 4.74
10 "Episode 4" Harry Bradbeer Julie Gearey 4 April 2013 (2013-04-04) 4.79

Production[edit]

Prisoners’ Wives is executive produced for Tiger Aspect. by Roanna Benn, Rebecca de Souza and Greg Brenman (Tiger's Head of Drama) and for the BBC by Christopher Aird. Damon Thomas and Harry Bradbeer direct with Anna Ferguson as producer and Abi Bach as co-producer. The series was commissioned for BBC One by Ben Stephenson and Danny Cohen for airing in early 2012.

Ratings[edit]

The first series attracted an average consolidated audience of 5.26 million. The average consolidated audience for the second series was 4.86 million.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicola Methven (18 November 2011). "Move over Mistresses – it's time for new BBC1 drama Prisoners' Wives". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Polly Walker to Star in BBC Drama Prisoners' Wives". BestBritishTv. 12 December 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ CM4. "Prisoners' Wives". BBC Media Centre. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Prisoners' Wives' second series confirmed". Digital Spy. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "BARB Top 30s". Barb.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 

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