In the £100 a month gyms they pound the treadmills, keeping one eye on that well defined young instructor. In the wine bars they confide about superannuated husbands who no longer love them and dreams of running away, if it wasn’t for the two bright and beautiful young children at nursery. One gin and tonic over the limit, they head for the £2 million home (complete with swimming pool and stables) with a brooding sense of dread.
In the posh suburbs of every British city and the surrounding shires, the Real life Desperate Housewives lurk. They’re bored, lonely and on a mission to tell the world that they’re about to crack. These well kept women without a financial care in the world, have tried holidays, Prozac, retail therapy, love affairs and even suicide to spice up the endless empty days stacked up before them.
This one-hour program follows the lives of these women as they muse on how they got there and how, in some cases, they hope to get out. Real Life Desperate Housewives details the hairline cracks in a perfect suburbia and takes a walk on the mild side with the women who, behind the painted smiles, are silently screaming.... Read more.