Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 07, 2008
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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Hope Springs (UK)

Ellie, Hannah, Josie and Shoo are ex-con artists attempting to go straight. With the help of £3 million, stolen from Ellie's gangster husband Roy, they plan to head out to the sunny safety of Barbados to begin their new lives. However, when their long-thought-out plan goes wrong, they find themselves staying in Scottish village of Hope Springs that is set to change each of their lives forever.

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Sadie Cairncross Hope Springs (UK)
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Annette CrosbieAnnette Crosbie
Besides brilliantly playing "Margaret Meldrew" on the acclaimed BBC Series _"One Foot in the Grave" ...

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Local fount of all knowledge (and gossip), Sadie's life gets entangled with the women's soon after their arrival in the village when they turn up at her hotel looking for a bed for the night. At 70 years of age, running The Hope Springs Hotel is no mean feat, even if Sadie could be bothered to make the effort to do it properly. It's infested with mice and the cobwebbed bar hasn't seen a duster in living memory, so when Ellie and the girls pitch up and offer to buy Sadie out, she sees them as guardian angels (or stupider than they look) - paving the way to a very happy retirement. They can take on all the responsibility and do all the hard work whilst she'll carry on living in the pub, enjoying their company – and drinking their booze. For Sadie, it's a win/win situation. Little does she know…!


But Sadie's no fool and can play the con as readily as these crims from down South. Like them, Sadie's a survivor. She's also wily, opinionated, idle and - contrary to what she’d have everyone believe - fit as a fiddle. Sadie soon positions herself as part of the gang and, together with Ellie, Hannah, Shoo and Josie, she finds a true family.

This is in stark contrast to her antagonistic relationship with her own daughter Ann Marie. Ann Marie sees her mother as difficult and troublesome; Sadie sees Ann Marie as manipulative and a user - not realising she’s been taught by a master! Hurt by Ann Marie’s apparent rejection, it's through the women that Sadie's lonely life is transformed.



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01x06 - Episode 6
Season 1, Episode 06
01x05 - Episode 5
Season 1, Episode 05
01x03 - Episode 3
Season 1, Episode 03
01x08 - Episode 8
Season 1, Episode 08
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