Brief Encounters Brings Friendship & Friskiness to Tuesdays



Brief Encounters

On Tuesdays beginning May 30, join VisionTV for an added dose of friendship and friskiness with the hit British drama, “Brief Encounters”! Starring Sophie Rundle (“Peaky Blinders,” “Dickensian,” “Happy Valley,” “Episodes”), Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”), Angela Griffin (“Lewis,” “Mount Pleasant,” “Waterloo Road”) and Sharon Rooney (“My Mad Fat Diary,” “Hector”) this fresh new series focuses on four women looking to give their lives a shot in the arm.

This jolt, if you were, comes from the decision to host Ann Summers parties. For sale at said events is eyeball-popping lingerie and, ahem, romantic bedroom props for adults. With these parties and the companionship gained through them, ladies find the happiness and fulfillment they’ve desired so greatly.

In “Brief Encounters,” Wilton, 70, stars as Pauline. Outwardly, Pauline appears upbeat, but behind the scenes is a lonely woman whose marriage is suffering thanks to her husband’s business aspirations. Once within the Ann Summers universe, Pauline begins to radiate with confidence once again.

Brief Encounters

Beginning May 30, “Brief Encounters” can be seen Tuesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT on VisionTV!

“I hadn’t seen any of the [Ann Summers] merchandise before,” said Wilton of the risqué props during an interview with the Mirror. “I was rather amazed at the Bakelite versions, and the size of everything. The sexy nightwear was less of a surprise, but the sex aids certainly were astounding. The catalogue more so – I’d never seen an Ann Summers catalogue before.”

She added: “It helped being surrounded by women with very good senses of humour!”

When she spoke with the Mirror, Wilton also noted that she never really partook in such an adult-themed scene in her younger years.

“I had my daughter [Alice] in 1977, and when you have a baby you miss out on a whole section of culture,” relayed Wilton.

Brief Encounters

Starring in “Brief Encounters” theoretically means Wilton could now visit Ann Summers shops for, dare we say, research purposes. However, don’t expect the beloved actress to change her underwear purchasing practices anytime soon.

“They sell very attractive underwear, I’m sure,” offered Wilton. “I wouldn’t mind going in, but I go to Marks & Spencers for my knickers.”

-Adam Grant

Beginning May 30, “Brief Encounters” can be seen Tuesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT on VisionTV!

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