The BEST Episodes of Brief Encounters
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2021
Penelope Wilton, Sophie Rundle, Angela Griffin and Sharon Rooney star in this new drama series, set in the 1980s, about four women seeking fulfilment.
#1 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2016
Steph organises an Ann Summers event at a local night club, as the light-hearted drama set in the 1980s about four women seeking fulfilment concludes. Steph realises that Pauline has been lying to Johnny but picks an inopportune moment to confront her about the matter. Brian has things to say to Dawn and Russell, who has been asked to model at the event. Nita demands that Kieran take action to keep Dougie away from the family. At the event itself, Pauline drops a bombshell, the male model disappears and a woman from head office turns up unannounced. All things considered, this is not the best time for Nita to go into labour.
#2 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2016
Steph has found out that her husband Terry slept with Lisa and believes that her marriage is over. Since her mother died, the bubbly and outgoing Dawn has felt trapped, looking after her father and three brothers who take her for granted. She can no longer stand living at home and asks for refuge at Pauline's house, much to Brian's annoyance. Nita is 23 weeks pregnant and her husband Kieren pleads with her to reconsider her decision to make an appointment with a doctor about having an abortion.
#3 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2016
Preparations for Dawn's wedding are proceeding swiftly, as the light-hearted drama set in the 1980s about four women seeking fulfilment continues. After Nita asks Steph to help at a party for her aunt, Steph explains why her confidence has deserted her. She is later shaken by some news from Barry. Nita is desperate to find her son and calls in a favour. Steph tells Terry a few home truths at the registry office. Johnny's presence in the pub where the reception is being held does not help matters. Desperate to save her marriage, Pauline spins a complex web of lies. After an eventful evening, Steph makes her way to the police station
#4 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2016
Business is going well, but Steph makes a serious mistake, as the light-hearted drama set in the 1980s about four women seeking fulfilment continues. With Terry suspended from work, the household is strapped for cash, which leads Steph to take a rash decision. Russell is being measured for his wedding suit, but continues to feel uncomfortable about the proposed scale of the ceremony, which causes Dawn to do some soul-searching. Nita thinks on her feet after Kieran is arrested, only to realise that she has got herself deeply involved in a dangerous subterfuge. Elsewhere, Pauline comes face to face with her past and does not like what she sees.
#5 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2016
Steph persuades well-to-do Pauline to host an Ann Summers party, but are Pauline's friends really the right crowd to sell to?
#6 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2016
Steph is crowned saleswoman of the month, winning a top-of-the-range fridge freezer as the light-hearted drama series set in the 1980s continues. Dawn, Pauline and Nita all come round to admire the prize. Steph agrees to go out on a date, but is her husband really out of the picture? The next morning, she contemplates life without Terry while she slips her wedding ring on and off to see how it feels. With Dawn's help, Pauline decides to host her first party. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Kieren is distant from the chaos of the kids fighting before school. Nita is concerned, and soon makes an unwelcome discovery about the man she married.