Inspired by Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold's memoirs; Good Vibrations, Fay and Oriane's six-part series sees the lives of four women from Sheffield transformed when they embark on a new business venture selling lingerie and marital aids.
"There is a strong undercurrent of female empowerment and friendship here, and the cast is excellent"Victoria Segal
The Sunday Times
“As a depiction of a very British sexual revolution, it was as soapy as scented bubble bath, as light as gossamer knickers (that’s enough, ed). And, like a 1982 playlist on shuffle, the era-reminding hits kept on coming: Human League, Modern Romance, a moody climax of Ultravox’s ‘Vienna’... Now that’s what I call an ITV drama”James Jackson
“ITV have a new gem though, and it’s a perfect antidote to everything else on the small screen – a comedy-drama about the lingerie business in the Eighties”Ben Travis
"Brief Encounters was drama by women, about women – but not just for women. It spoke of friendship and the struggle to find fulfilment. And not just with The Stallion"Michael Hogan
“Fay Rusling and Oriane Messina’s script was full of wry references to “Blue Peter bring-and-buy sales” and “popping spare change in the spastic box." It was as if Victoria Wood had rewritten The Full Monty"
“The characterisation is taken from the seaside postcards of Donald McGill, all slaps and tickles and how's your father, and it's been artificially inseminated by The Full Monty, where sex is the plucky entrepreneur's answer to Thatcherism”Jasper Rees
The Arts Desk Full Review
Picture a Tupperware Party, but With Racier Products
The New York Times