The Stretford Wives

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The Stretford Wives is a British drama film made by the BBC. It was first broadcast on BBC One in August 2002[1] 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, it won critical acclaim from The Times and The Independent,[2] although reviews in some local papers were not so favourable.[3] The programme was watched by 5.7 million viewers.[4]


  1. ^ "The Year in Drama: August 2002". Drama Best of 2002. BBC. Retrieved 2006-09-17. 
  2. ^ Sutcliffe, Thomas (2002-08-22). "Last Night's Television". The Independent. Retrieved 2008-01-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ Jackson, Eric (2002-08-22). "In My View – Stretford Wives". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  4. ^ Deans, Jason (2008-08-22). "Bond shakes off Ripley drama". MediaGuardian. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 

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