Brief Encounters

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (855)

Brief Encounters is an emotional and humorous drama series that is set in the 1980s. The show is based on a true story about a group of women in Sheffield, England, who start selling lingerie from their homes to make ends meet. The series follows these women as they navigate their way through a changing society, their relationships and their own personal demons.

The main character, Steph, played by Sophie Rundle, is a bored married woman who starts selling lingerie to bring some excitement into her life. Her husband, Terry, played by Karl Davies, is a selfish man who doesn't appreciate her. Steph finds a new sense of purpose and empowerment through her work, forging new friendships with the other women involved in the business. Meanwhile, Terry has a secret of his own that could topple their already shaky marriage.

Nita, played by Angela Griffin, is a single mother struggling to provide for her daughter. She sees the lingerie business as an opportunity to earn some extra money, but she quickly becomes hooked on the luxury lifestyle it affords her. Nita's journey leads her down a dangerous path, putting her in the crosshairs of a dangerous man with a dark agenda.

Pauline, played by Penelope Wilton, is the matriarch of the group. She is a successful businesswoman who owns a hair salon and is gracious enough to let the women use it as a drop-off point for their lingerie. She is also a source of strength and support for the other women, offering sage advice and a sympathetic ear when needed.

Dawn, played by Sharon Rooney, rounds out the group. She is a young woman with a heart of gold who is struggling to find her place in the world. Dawn is a virgin and is eager to finally experience sex, but she is also looking for something deeper than a casual encounter. She finds a kindred spirit in Johnny, played by Will Merrick, a charming young man with a mischievous streak.

As the women's business grows, they become embroiled in a web of deceit and danger. They must navigate corrupt officials, dangerous criminals, and their own personal insecurities, all while trying to keep their business afloat. Along the way, they learn valuable lessons about friendship, love, and the importance of following your own path in life.

One of the great things about Brief Encounters is the attention to detail in the production design. The show perfectly captures the look and feel of the 1980s, with bright colors, big hair, and lots of neon. The soundtrack is also a highlight, with classic hits from the era like "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears and "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club.

Overall, Brief Encounters is a fun and entertaining show that will appeal to anyone who has ever dreamed of starting their own business or taking control of their life. The characters are engaging and relatable, and the stories are both humorous and heartfelt. If you're looking for a show that will make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired, Brief Encounters is definitely worth a watch.

Brief Encounters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on July 4, 2016.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
August 8, 2016
Stephanie plans a big exotic lingerie event and asks the other women to help model. Nita worries about Richie working for Dougie. As tensions with Pauline come to a head, Johnny asks Stephanie for one last favor before he leaves town.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
August 1, 2016
After her attack, Stephanie is too scared to host another party, until Nita helps her overcome her fears. In return, Stephanie asks Johnny to help search for Richie. The day before her wedding, Dawn invites her father to the reception.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
July 25, 2016
Dawn plans her dream wedding, but Russell starts to have second thoughts. Terry moves back in with Stephanie, but he still doesn't approve of her work, especially as she tries to expand the business. Kieren searches for his birth mother.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
July 18, 2016
As Brian recovers in the hospital, Russell and Pauline try to keep the business afloat. Johnny asks Stephanie out on a date, but Dean misses his dad. Anita notices that Kieren has been acting strangely and worries that he is back to his old ways.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
July 11, 2016
Stephanie deals with the aftermath of Terry's affair, and money is tighter than ever. When her mother finds out that Stephanie is still selling, she refuses to babysit Dean. Dawn is tired of supporting her ungrateful family, and Nita struggles with the news of her pregnancy.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
July 4, 2016
When her husband, Terry, loses his job, young mother Stephanie and her friend Nita answer an ad for a lingerie sales job. But Stephanie will have to get over her bashfulness if she is to make enough money to pay the rent.
Where to Watch Brief Encounters
Brief Encounters is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Brief Encounters on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 4, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (855)