Footballers' Wives series 1 Series one was shown between 8 January and 26 February with eight episodes. The series follows a group of footballers' wives whose husbands play for Earls Park nicknamed "Sparks". Ian Walmsley, Sparks' latest signing, deals with his up-and-coming success. His wife Donna is more concerned with getting their son back from the woman who adopted him after her parents forced her to give him up when she was a teenager.
In the final episode, their 8-year-old daughter Holly is kidnapped. Donna's younger sister causes trouble while staying with them. She has a secret fling with the Sparks' mid-fielder, ruthless bad boy Jason Turner, who is married to the beautiful-yet-vile Tanya Turner. Tanya is too busy to worry about the affair as she tries to save her husband's job when club owner Frank Laslett buys 'Italian stallion' Sal Biagi, who takes Jason's job. Tanya and Jason take matters into their own hands on the way home from a club dinner, and in a drunken brawl, Tanya puts Frank in a coma.
Jason helps her push his car off the side of the road, making it look like a drunken accident. Series one was produced by Liz Lake. Series 2 [ edit ] Main article: Footballers' Wives series 2 Series two was shown between 8 January and 26 February with eight episodes. Series 2 begins with Tanya and Jason in court, lying on oath. The British population is convinced that Frank is deranged and that he tried to rape Tanya.
Charges are dropped, and Tanya walks away scot-free. At the series' end, Jason sits on the rooftop, drunk and feeling sorry for himself, but as he slips and desperately grasps for a life-saving hold on the ledge, an unseen by the audience assailant hits his hands with a champagne bottle, causing him to fall to his death. Series two was produced by Claire Phillips. Series 3 [ edit ] Main article: Footballers' Wives series 3 Series three was shown between 11 February and 7 April , with nine episodes.
The series begins with Chardonnay's funeral following her death from anorexia. It is also revealed that she killed Jason. Tanya marries Frank Laslett as Jason had left her in debt.
He also wanted her to admit that he did not rape her and that Jason had made her lie in court. Kyle finds new romance. Tanya has an affair with the new captain Conrad Gates and endures his jealous wife, Amber Gates.
Tanya and Amber soon became arch-enemies and have a vicious catfight. Amber Gates fakes her own kidnapping when Conrad starts seeing Tanya. Harley Lawson and Shannon Donnelly 's lives are turned upside down when he becomes Earls Park's new signing. Conrad also has an affair with new signing Noah Alexander. The season ends with a shocking cliff-hanger. Tanya is pregnant with Frank's child. She killed Frank for his money by "shagging him to death" on a lethal combination of Viagra, alcohol and cocaine.
When Amber Gates announces that she is pregnant with Conrad's child, Tanya tries to keep Conrad by claiming that she too is expecting his child. Series three was produced by Sean O'Connor. This series was nominated for a National Television Award in , the only time the series was nominated. Series 4 [ edit ] Main article: Footballers' Wives series 4 The fourth was shown between 31 March and 26 May with nine episodes.
Tanya and Amber both have their babies; Tanya had the babies swapped at birth to hide the possibility that hers could be Frank's, but this backfired when Amber's son Tanya's, really was smothered to death by Amber's dog. When the swap was discovered, Conrad and Amber claimed their rightful baby back and banished Tanya abroad. The footballers are involved in a rape scandal during a party in Spain.
Shannon and Harley have marriage problems and eventually split up. Darius turns out to be the rapist of Katie in Spain, and has a breakdown when she kidnaps him for revenge. Jackie Pascoe marries club manager Roger Webb, who signs his son Seb to the club. Seb tries to cause trouble in their marriage, and is thrown out. Hazel leaves the club with her new girlfriend, a tennis player. New characters Bruno and Lucy Milligan have an adorable daughter, Angelica, but their marriage is eroding due to control-freak Bruno's emotional and sometimes physical abuse of Lucy.
Giles Arrowsmith on the Internet and runs to him with Angelica in tow. Bruno accidentally shoots Conrad, thinking he is Giles. The final episode was considerably edited for broadcast on ITV, though the full episode was shown in Ireland and Australia.
Some cuts from the episode were featured in the first series of Footabllers' Wives: Extra Time, others were featured in series five of Footballers' Wives. The episode was restored for the DVD release. Series four was produced by Cameron Roach. Series 5 [ edit ] Main article: Footballers' Wives series 5 After Lucy leaves Bruno at the altar of their Pride and Prejudice -themed wedding, Amber takes the lead as the central character and wastes no time getting revenge on Bruno, knowing he killed Conrad.
She moves in with him and inflicts her own brand of psychological torture on him by making him think he is losing his mind. Becoming more desperate, Amber tries to poison, then shoot, him. In her last, surely campest scene, she is shown wearing what looks like one of Cher's old costumes.
In the struggle, she shoots Roger Webb, who loses his sight. Amber is then sectioned and sent to a mental institution for bleeding on the brain. Tanya's joy at snatching Paulo from Eva's clutches is short-lived; he has a breakdown and is taken to a mental hospital, and Tanya finds herself penniless.
Shannon, now divorced from Harley and feeling lonely, is delighted to hook up with the new Earls Park signing, Callum Watson. Shannon moves Callum in, but his interfering mother comes along and causes havoc. Tanya discovers evidence that proved Garry's involvement. As series five ends, Tanya is trying to come to a "settlement" with Garry over the tape-recording that proves he caused Roger's death, when he offers her cocaine laced with poison. New characters include Tremaine Gidigbi and Liberty Baker , who marry in episode 5 in a typically over-the-top Egyptian-themed wedding.
Liberty, a top supermodel with a striking resemblance to Naomi Campbell , is exposed by the press for having a lesbian affair with her P. Urszula Rosen, then stars in a Japanese advert that makes her look like a cannibal. The fifth and final series was shown between 23 February and 13 April and consists of eight episodes, and was produced by Cameron Roach. Its cancellation had been blamed on falling ratings, particularly during the fifth series when it was frequently beaten for audience share in its timeslot by BBC One 's Hotel Babylon during the first half of the series.
Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. November Learn how and when to remove this template message The episode opens with Tanya waltzing into a swanky expensive restaurant, her face covered in 'powder'. She is having dinner with Shannon, who has ordered for her from the children's menu.
Tanya finds using cutlery difficult because of her longer nails, so uses her fingers. A waiter arrives with a telephone call for Shannon, but she takes the phone and puts it in her purse, then claims to have "gone" and asks what has happened. Tanya tells her that "Paulo has had a sex change and shacked up with James Blunt, oh, and Bruno Milligan has been sacked from Earls Park and has been replaced by a brand-new hunky captain, Brendan Spunk". We then see Amber at the bar and Tanya notices her.
The three gossip about Brendan Spunk, but when the girls argue over who will get with him, Shannon claims him but Tanya warns them that he is hers. He then arrives, revealing himself to be Halacy Kurenski. When Tanya tries to get her claws into him, he reveals he is with Amber.
He then lets them know she will soon be Mrs. Spunk and Amber accepts. Halacy Kurenski is then in bed grinning and moaning. Tanya appears from under the covers, as does Amber, complimenting his sexual score.
Shannon also appears and realises that "someone has put one in the back of her net". The waiter from the restaurant then appears.
The door blasts open and Bruno enters holding a machine gun. They all scream, but when everyone has stopped Halacy is still screaming. Bruno then relates to the last series, that Halacy has bedded his girlfriend Amber. She then says that they split up.
Bruno then reveals that there will be no series 6 and he then shoots the gun. The group are then shown uninterested and reading Heat magazine. Bruno then blows up the room by setting fire to hair spray with a lighter. A title card reading "The End" is then shown but a question mark shows after and an alarm clock goes off. Tanya wakes up relieved by the fact that the last five series were all a dream.
She then lights a cigarette. With hairspray still in the air, this blows up the room, Tanya and all. Inspiration and connections[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources.