'Prisoners' Wives' second series confirmed

Published Apr 26 2012, 12:27 BST  |  By

BBC One drama Prisoners' Wives has been given a second series, it has been confirmed.

Creator Julie Gearey revealed to the Radio Times that she is already "bursting at the seams" with new stories for the second run.

Emma Rigby, Prisoners' Wives

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Natalie Gavin, Prisoners' Wives

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Series two will be a slightly shorter run of four episodes, which will air in 2013.

Emma Rigby, Polly Walker, Pippa Haywood, Natalie Gavin, Jonas Armstrong and Adam Gillen starred in the South Yorkshire-based drama about four women coping without their partners, who are all in prison.

The first run ended earlier this year with over 5 million viewers for the sixth episode.

Its first series was highly praised by critics, with The Guardian describing the show as a "thrusting character-driven piece with a cast you can't take your eyes off".

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