“Girlfriends” is a contemporary story of Linda, Sue and Gail as they struggle with the responsibilities and inevitable changes that come with being a modern woman of a certain age…

After the dramatic and sudden death of Linda’s husband Micky, childhood friends Linda, played by Earache’s superb Phyllis Logan, Sue and Gail find themselves back together again. Each has their own problems to face; from a looming divorce from the husband she still loves and the loss of a high-powered job through age discrimination, to juggling the endless responsibilities of their grandchildren and aging mothers.

As widowed Linda tries to come to terms with being on her own after over 30 years of marriage, she and her girlfriends are horrified to find that this could be the least of her worries…

See Phyllis in “Girlfriends” every Wednesday, 9pm, ITV1