Women On The Verge. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Eileen Walsh), Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon), Katie (Nina Sosanya)
Women On The Verge

Women On The Verge

  • TV comedy drama
  • W
  • 2018
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about three career-driven friends in their 30s who don't feel in control of their lives. Stars Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya, Eileen Walsh, Sharon Horgan, Emmett J Scanlan and more.

Women On The Verge. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Eileen Walsh), Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon), Katie (Nina Sosanya)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channels
W
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Creators
Lorna Martin and Sharon Horgan
Stars
Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya, Eileen Walsh, Sharon Horgan, Emmett J Scanlan, Aaron McCusker, Hannah Adeogun, Catherine McCormack and more
Writers
Lorna Martin and Maeve Higgins
Directors
Annie Griffin and Paul Mindel
Producers
Gavin O'Grady, Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Juliette Howell, Tessa Ross, Pete Thornton, Joe McVey, Justin Healy and more
Companies

Women On The Verge is based on the best-selling book Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown by Lorna Martin, which in turn was based on her much loved Grazia column Conversations With My Therapist.

Set in Dublin, Women On The Verge tells the darkly comic tale of three career-driven friends in their 30's, at various stages of their lives, who share the same nagging concern - that whilst their friends and colleagues seem to be increasingly in control of their lives, their own lives seem to be moving in the opposite direction.

Laura is in the process of potentially ruining her career in investigative journalism by sleeping with her boss. Her ambitions take a knock however when she appears to be supplanted in his affections by a bright and talented young blogger called Samara.

Laura is persuaded by Katie to seek professional help for her many issues in the form of a long-term commitment to intensive psychotherapy with the enigmatic 'Dr F'.

Divorced and single, Katie has recently contemplated a course of IVF to 'complete' her family without a man and have a much longed for sibling for her young daughter Ella.

Meanwhile, Alison completes the trio as a character who, after a series of disastrous and border-line scary Tinder-based one-night stands, finds herself back together with her ex Martin. Alison is hooked up to an electronic device that measures her fertility cycle and describes sex with Martin as 'not too bad really, now that there's some sort of point to it'.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 11th October 2018 at 10pm on W
Last new broadcast
Thursday 15th November 2018 at 10pm on W
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 29th March 2020 at 2:00am on W - Episode 6
  • Saturday 28th March 2020 at 1:00am on W - Episode 5
  • Friday 27th March 2020 at 1:00am on W - Episode 4

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