Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves), Ellie Lagden (Alex Kingston), Shoo Coggan (Christine Bottomley), Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson). Copyright: Shed Productions.

Hope Springs

BBC One comedy drama. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Alex Kingston, Vinette Robinson, Christine Bottomley, Sian Reeves, Annette Crosbie, Alec Newman, Ronni Ancona and others.

Series 1

Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves), Shoo Coggan (Christine Bottomley), Sadie Cairncross (Annette Crosbie), Ellie Lagden (Alex Kingston), Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson). Copyright: Shed Productions.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Sunday 7th June 2009

When Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie's long-held plan to start a new life in Barbados - courtesy of £3m stolen from Ellie's gangster husband - goes awry, they find themselves in hiding in a remote Scottish village called Hope Springs.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves), Ellie Lagden (Alex Kingston), Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson). Copyright: Shed Productions.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Sunday 14th June 2009

Their millions burnt to a cinder following the mysterious fire, Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie face the harsh reality that their Barbados dream is all but over.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Shoo Coggan (Christine Bottomley), Dean McKenzie (Richard Madden), Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson). Copyright: Shed Productions.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Sunday 21st June 2009

Back with her friends in Hope Springs, Shoo puts all thoughts of her ex-boyfriend out of her mind, focusing her attentions on new beau Dean.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Ina Harries (Lorraine McIntosh), Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves). Copyright: Shed Productions.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Sunday 28th June 2009

The news of Nathan's murder strikes fear into the hearts of Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie. Believing the net is tightening on them, the girls decide to leave Hope Springs, but with no money or passports, they must resort to stealing other people's identities.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves), Shoo Coggan (Christine Bottomley), Sadie Cairncross (Annette Crosbie), Ellie Lagden (Alex Kingston), Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson). Copyright: Shed Productions.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Sunday 5th July 2009

It's the day of Ann Marie and Gil's wedding but Sadie, the bride's mother, is going to miss the celebrations.

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Hope Springs. Hannah Temple (Sian Reeves). Copyright: Shed Productions.

6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Sunday 12th July 2009

With bits of Marius's car washing up at the loch side, the women are under pressure to get out of Hope Springs - fast.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Flavio Ermini (Paul Thomas Hickey), David Sinclair (Jim Sturgeon), Ann-Marie Miller (Ronni Ancona). Copyright: Shed Productions.

7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Sunday 19th July 2009

As the new owner of the Hope Springs Hotel, Ann Marie wants a quick sale to fund her dream move to Edinburgh.

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Hope Springs. Image shows from L to R: Josie Porritt (Vinette Robinson), Shoo Coggan (Christine Bottomley), Ellie Lagden (Alex Kingston), Sadie Cairncross (Annette Crosbie). Copyright: Shed Productions.

8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Sunday 26th July 2009

Ellie and the others are forced to face up to their criminal past in the final episode of the series.

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