Nicola will have a recurring role in all four episodes of the forthcoming Series 2 of Prisoners Wives. She plays a character called “DCI Jo Fontaine”.
We became aware of this project when Nicola was spotted filming her role in Sheffield recently. Here are the exchanges of tweets we had with Miranda who chanced upon the filming (click on each pic to see a larger image) :
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Series 1 was well received by viewers and critics alike. However, not all of the characters from Series 1 will return in Series 2, and Series 2 has been commissioned for 4 episodes only instead of the usual 6 or 8 episodes. Nicola was spotted filming on 13 November 2012 and as of 17 November 2012, we believe she’s still filming in Sheffield. Series 2 will be shown sometime in 2013.
Update : 22 November 2012
A sports centre in Sheffield was used in exterior shots for this show, temporarily converted as a prison. Here are some location shots taken by Lucy and Sofie when they visited the crew. (Click on each pic to see a larger image.)
We will post more information about her guest role as and when this becomes available.
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Update : 11 February 2013 Series 2 trailer released
The BBC must be getting ready to air Series 2, since they have just released this trailer (which doesn’t feature Nicola) :
Update : 22 February 2013 Series 2 air date
We found THIS ENTRY in the Programme Information section on the BBC’s media centre website for Week 11, i.e. from 9 March 2013 to 15 March 2013. It is listed as an unplaced programme with air date and time to be confirmed. Its interesting that this piece seems to think that there will be 6 episodes in Series 2 although previous sources have said that there will only be 4 episodes in Series 2.
Update : 27 February 2013 Series 2 air date confirmed
The BBC has confirmed that episode 1 of Series 2 will air in the UK on Thursday, 14 March 2013 on BBC1 at 9:00 – 10:00 pm.
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Release date for the Region 2 DVD box set : 6 May 2013