Mistresses is a British serial drama television series created by SJ Clarkson and Lowri Glain and produced by Ecosse Films for BBC Drama, Wales that follows the lives of four women and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships.
The series aired in the UK on BBC One from 8 January, 2008 to 26 August, 2010. There are 16 hour-long episodes in three seasons.
Mistresses premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Tuesday 21 April 2009, at 20h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on BBC Entertainment on Sunday 24 July 2011, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are four episodes in the third and final season.
Some secrets are best kept hidden...
The sexy, sophisticated drama Mistresses is back for a final season. But all has changed, as Katie, Trudi, Siobhan and Jessica are no longer friends.
The drama opens as Katie calls the girls together having not seen each other for five months, before slipping back into the past to reveal what happened.
What could have caused these friends to split?
With the arrival of Katie's glamorous mother, Trudi's difficulty maintaining a healthy work-life balance, Jessica questioning her relationships and the return of the father of Siobhan's baby, there's no shortage of potential conflict within the group.
Back in the present, when one of the girls reveals a secret she has been hiding for the past year, will they see that they're all better off with – rather than without – each other?
The series was written by Rachel Pole, Richard Warlow, Harriet Braun and Catrin Clarke and filmed in Bristol, UK.
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 21 April 2009 | Finale: 26 May 2009 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 2 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 3 November 2009 | Finale: 8 December 2009 | Tuesdays, 20h30
Season 3 (4 episodes)
Premiere: 24 July 2011 | Finale: 14 August 2011 | Sundays, 20h00