Prisoners' Wives

9:00pm Tuesday 31 January on BBC ONE

Gemma’s perfect life comes crashing down when armed police storm her house and arrest her husband, Steve, on suspicion of murder. Alone, scared and submerged into an unknown world, Gemma struggles to make sense of the bewildering judicial system but she’s certain of one thing; her husband’s innocence.

When Gemma visits Steve for the first time, she meets three other women: Francesca, a career criminal’s wife, Lou, a drug dealing young mum, and Harriet, a visitor who sits outside the prison – never venturing in. Each have their own story, their own secrets…

Gemma’s unshakeable belief in her husband turns to doubt and fear when she realises he has no alibi and the police investigation is gathering momentum. And Gemma starts to think the unthinkable; could her husband be a murderer?

Jonas Armstrong plays Steve; Emma Rigby plays Gemma; Polly Walker plays Francesca; Pippa Haywood plays Harriet; Natalie Gavin plays Lou.

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