Five friends grew up together in North London before going their separate ways. Twenty years on they're about to reunite for the first time to celebrate Susie's wedding. Bride-to-be Susie (Michelle Collins) isn't sure she wants to get married and tries to keep details of her wild past hidden. And each of her four friends are also going through a crisis of their own. Janet (Gwyneth Strong) is a working wife, desperate to have a baby. Mandy's (Pauline Quirke) husband makes her feel overweight and under loved, driving her to other men.Anna (Frances Barber) is a single... and carefree writer determined to pursue her dream. And Karen (Lesley Manville) is a teacher unwilling to reveal she is gay. Series Two continues a year after Susie's wedding. Approaching forty, the friends find themselves facing a fresh set of problems. Motherhood turns Susie into a different woman. Mandy is single. Janet's issues aren't solved by IVF. Anna accepts that certain men are single for a reason. Only Karen seems content. Directed by Phil Davies, better known today as one of Britain's best character actors. Real Women delivers an intelligent social commentary on the contemporary lives of women during 90s. Features: Directed by BAFTA-nominee Phil Davies (Poldark (2016)) Written by Coronation Street writer Susan Oudot Music composed by Emmy-nominee Carl Davies (Buster Keaton) Starring Jane Gurnett (Crossroads), Toni Palmer (The French Lieutenant's Woman), Michelle Collins (Coronation Street), Pauline Quirke (Emmerdale), Darren Kempson (Grange Hill), Gary Webster (Family Affairs), BAFTA-nominee Lesley Manville, Golden Globe nominee Simon Ward (The Tudors) and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses) [show more]
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All the episodes from this acclaimed BBC drama starring Pauline Quirke, Michelle Collins and Lesley Manville. 20 years ago Mandy (Quirke), Anna (Frances Barber), Susie (Collins), Karen (Manville) and Janet (Gwyneth Strong) grew up together in North London before going their separate ways. Now the quintet are set for a reunion at Susie's wedding, but each has a secret they would rather not reveal to their old friends.