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

Women On The Verge

W comedy drama based on Lorna Martin's book. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya, Eileen Walsh, Sharon Horgan and others.

Women On The Verge. Laura Donegan (Kerry Condon).

Series 1, Episode 6

Laura's confessional article about being in therapy and having an affair is published in the newspaper.

Further details

Laura's confessional article about being in therapy and having an affair is published in the newspaper. The response from readers and her editor is great but she's worried about how Kieran, will react when he gets back from his holiday. To make things even more awkward it also happens to be Laura's parents' 40th wedding anniversary and her Aunty Bronagh has shared Laura's article with all the family on Facebook. Patrick is fuming with Laura for embarrassing the family and Laura is convinced everyone is talking about her. Kieran turns up at the party when he gets back from his trip and suddenly Laura's career at the newspaper is under question.

Katie discovers that she's pregnant after having sex with Sean at the awards. In shock and unsure about what to do, she decides to meet him to see if her instincts about him are correct. After some misogynistic comments from him about Laura's article, Katie decides not to tell him anything about the pregnancy. She shares the news with Laura and admits she has no idea whether she's going to keep it or have a termination.

Alison gets her fertility results from the doctor and is shocked to find out they are worse that Martin's. Whereas Martin can improve his fertility, Alison's chances of having a baby are slim. Alison refrains from sharing the results with Martin and now has to seriously question the relationship with Martin. When Martin finds out she told her friends before him he's furious and it looks like their relationship might be off for good this time.

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th November 2018
40 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Kerry Condon Laura Donegan
Nina Sosanya Katie
Eileen Walsh Alison
Sharon Horgan Dr Fitzgerald
Emmett J Scanlan Kieran
Aaron McCusker Martin
Catherine McCormack Claire
Jonathan Forbes James
Owen McDonnell Sean
Guest cast
Jonny Holden Patrick
Mark Lambert Bernard
Dearbhla Molloy Vera
Chris Kent Colum
Annabel Mullion Dr Conlon
Brian Doherty Brendan
Ruth McCabe Aunty Bronagh
Writing team
Lorna Martin Writer
Maeve Higgins Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Annie Griffin Director
Gavin O'Grady Producer
Clelia Mountford Executive Producer
Sharon Horgan Executive Producer
Juliette Howell Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Justin Healy Executive Producer
Ailish McElmeel Executive Producer

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