Box Set Including the sequel series: SHE’S OUT
starring Ann Mitchell
WITH SUBTITLES (on Widows only)
WITH FREE UK POSTAGE
Run Time 903 min approx
Directors: Ian Toynton and Paul Annett
Stars: Ann Mitchell, Fiona Hendley, Maureen O’Farrell and Eva Mottley with Debby Bishop, David Calder and Maurice O’Connell
Year: 1983-1985 |6 Disc | Colour
A gritty crime series with strong female lead characters – and the career breakthrough which started Lynda La Plante on her path as one of television’s highest profile writers – Widows was a smash hit for ITV and was recently adapted into a major motion picture by acclaimed director Steve McQueen. Both series are presented here as brand-new restorations from the original film materials. Also included is the sequel series made ten years later: SHE’S OUT (1995), starring Ann Mitchell.
When their villain husbands are killed during an attempted robbery, three widows decide to finish what their deceased men started. One of the most influential dramas of the 1980s, Widows was acclaimed for its strong female roles created by Lynda La Plante, who went on to write Prime Suspect. La Plante had played small roles in The Sweeney and Out, and, frustrated with the way women were depicted for TV drama, she submitted a pilot script and was encouraged by script editor Linda Agran to complete the serial.
In She’s Out, also written by La Plante, Ann Mitchell returns to her award-winning role as Dolly Rawlins, who has served an eight year prison sentence for her husband’s murder, and is now set to retrieve the six million pounds worth of diamonds that she stashed before she was sent down, in order to start a new life. However, her former cell mates have their own ideas…
WIDOWS airs every Wednesday at 9pm on Talking Pictures TV.