Last night, the final episode in the first series of Prisoners' Wives aired.
Written & created by Julie Gearey the BBC/Tiger Aspect UK series, as the title would suggest focusses on the lives of four women who each have loved ones serving time in prison. The tagline for the series is; Behind every prisoner, there's a wife, girlfriend or mother doing time on the outside. For some it's a nightmare, for others a liberation. Prisoners' Wives - it's time to tell their stories.
Polly Taylor (State of Play) plays the part of Francesca Miller, a glamorous woman who would not have looked out of place in Footballer's Wives with a massive house, a flash car, a nice marriage and two successful kids. Her husband, Paul Miller, played by Iain Glen (Spooks) is serving time for a series of crimes having made a career out of taking part in criminal activities. In Episode Two we witness the bailiffs take all of her possessions after her husband owes the bank some serious money.
Despite this 'WAG' facade, Francessca is a woman who misses her husband terribly and in particular their intimate moments, and is more than happy to receive a call from Paul who has worked out how it is possible for them to have sex. This leads to a scene that again, wouldn't look out of place in Footballer's Wives or indeed Bad Girls.