<i>Brief Encounters</i>: What's a Little Frilly Lingerie Among Proper Brits?
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The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country's reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often.
You could call Brief Encounters a period piece of sorts, since it's set in the early 1980s, but this is a very different sort of costume drama.
The outfits here run toward skimpy underwear, the type popularized in Britain by Ann Summers.
The fashion style might be called Victoria's Secret, with a few electronic devices for accessories, and the marketing style was Tupperware. Bring a few friends into the house, show off the product, and encourage them to buy.
The product here is a charming six-episode comedy that has been imported by Acorn (www.acorn.tv) and will be available starting Monday.
Penelope Wilton (above) stands out in the ensemble cast as Pauline Spake, one of a loosely connected group of women who tumble into the Ann Summers business.
Pauline is a middle-aged woman with
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