Description

In the early 1980s, four British women want to improve their lot in life. Stephanie (Sophie Rundle, The Bletchley Circle, Peaky Blinders) wonders how to make ends meet when her husband loses his job, while her friend Nita (Angela Griffin, Inspector Lewis) tries to keep her teenage son out of trouble. Pauline (Penelope Wilton, Downton Abbey) is a bored and lonely housewife, and Dawn (Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary) yearns to escape her toxic family life.

When Stephanie and Nita answer an ad for a sales job selling exotic lingerie and other “marital aids,” they kick off a sexual revolution in their community. As their business grows, they become savvy professional women, gaining confidence, forging unlikely friendships, and scandalizing the town. But their newfound independence comes at a price as they wrestle with the pressures of husbands, family, and a changing society. Set to an iconic ’80s soundtrack, this uplifting, character-driven drama is “a resounding hit” (Express, UK).

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Description

In the early 1980s, four British women want to improve their lot in life. Stephanie (Sophie Rundle, The Bletchley Circle, Peaky Blinders) wonders how to make ends meet when her husband loses his job, while her friend Nita (Angela Griffin, Inspector Lewis) tries to keep her teenage son out of trouble. Pauline (Penelope Wilton, Downton Abbey) is a bored and lonely housewife, and Dawn (Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary) yearns to escape her toxic family life.

When Stephanie and Nita answer an ad for a sales job selling exotic lingerie and other “marital aids,” they kick off a sexual revolution in their community. As their business grows, they become savvy professional women, gaining confidence, forging unlikely friendships, and scandalizing the town. But their newfound independence comes at a price as they wrestle with the pressures of husbands, family, and a changing society. Set to an iconic ’80s soundtrack, this uplifting, character-driven drama is “a resounding hit” (Express, UK).

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Episode 4

    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. Johnny searches for his birth mother.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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. Johnny searches for his birth mother.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Episode 5

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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.

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    • CC
    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Episode 6

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes

    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.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Brief Encounters in 3 Words

    Cast and crew describe Brief Encounters in 3 words.

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    • 1 Minute

    Cast and crew describe Brief Encounters in 3 words.

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    • 1 Minute
    • EPISODE 102

    The Making of Brief Encounters

    Cast and crew discuss the making of Brief Encounters.

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    • 11 Minutes

    Cast and crew discuss the making of Brief Encounters.

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    • 11 Minutes
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