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Jo Joyner, Angela Griffin, and Tamzin Outhwaite lead Channel 5 drama

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Jo Joyner, Angela Griffin, and Tamzin Outhwaite lead Channel 5 drama

Jo Joyner, Angela Griffin, and Tamzin Outhwaite to lead cast in drama, The Wives…

The Wives is a six-part mystery drama that follows the unravelling of one family in a summer that changes all their lives.

Jo Joyner:

“I’m so pleased to be working with Gaumont and in Malta again on The Wives, an exciting female led thriller. I’ve become so fond of Malta and its warm and welcoming people, coupled with working with this great cast, not least of all Angela Griffin and Tamzin Outhwaite, this is going to be a fantastic piece. I can’t wait to get started.”

Last year, four sisters-in-law and their families escaped to their Maltese holiday apartments, as they’ve done every summer for fifteen years. Sylvie Morgan, played by Tamzin Outhwaite, was happily married, Natasha Morgan, played by Angela Griffin, was swimming in wealth, and Beth Morgan, played by Jo Joyner, and Annabelle Morgan, played by Christine Bottomley were thick as thieves.

But this year, as they come together again, everything is different. Sylvie’s now single and loving life, Natasha’s hiding a desperate financial situation, Beth is barely keeping her life together and Annabelle is, well… dead.

When Annabelle’s widower Charlie, played by Jamie Bamber, arrives with a new woman in tow, Beth tries to be happy for them, but something doesn’t sit right. Charlie’s new girlfriend Jade, played by Katie Clarkson-Hill, looks exactly like Annabelle.

Angela Griffin:

“What a dream to work on The Wives. With Tamzin Outhwaite and Jo Joyner on screen, and Helen Black, Claire Tailyour and Paulette Randall part of the creative force, the incredible female presence in front and behind the camera was a huge draw. The scripts are full of warmth, female friendship, humour, with a huge whodunnit in the middle…. And on top of all of that it’s set in Malta. I feel really lucky to be a part of this project and to be playing Natasha, who has found herself carrying a secret she’s desperately trying to hide.”

Beth’s plans to have a great summer are quickly scuppered by Charlie’s odd behaviour, and her suspicion that there is more to Annabelle’s death is heightened. With lies coming to light and evidence building, the women work together – and at times also against each other – to unravel the mystery and bring the culprit to justice. But with corrupt officials, drug cartels and career criminals closer to home than ever expected, have they bitten off more than they can chew?

A compulsive drama, full of guilty pleasures, The Wives has started filming in Malta and is set to air on Channel 5 later in 2024. The hour-long episodes of this domestic thriller are produced by Gaumont, in association with Banijay Rights for international distribution.

Tamzin Outhwaite:

“I am thrilled to be playing Sylvie alongside the rest of this brilliant cast! The Wives is set to be filled with lots of drama and even more beautiful Malta scenery, I can’t wait for Channel 5 audiences to be swept away on the adventure.”

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