Our Shirley Valentine Summer

Our Shirley Valentine Summer

Series 1 - Episode 1



Eight single women of a certain age decamp to Naxos for the summer, not for a nice holiday but to try something new, pursue their dream or work out the next chapter of their lives. Previews weren’t available but finding love seems high on the agenda so I suspect there’ll be a lot of revelations about romance and sex. It doesn’t take long for Lizzie Cundy to be smitten with a Greek language teacher and a guide on Paros to take a shine to Sian Lloyd. This is another take on the Real Marigold Hotel (and is made by the same production company), a format we never tire of.


Documentary in which eight female celebrities escape to a Greek island. Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell'Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant have all reached a crossroads in their lives. All are single and each has a personal goal. Moving in together they set out to learn more about themselves and the ups and downs of communal living as they work out what to do with the rest of their lives.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Melinda Messenger
Contributor Sian Lloyd
Contributor Nancy Dell'Olio
Contributor Aggie MacKenzie
Contributor Ninia Benjamin
Contributor Lizzie Cundy
Contributor Annabel Giles
Contributor Ingrid Tarrant
Executive Producer David Clews
Series Director Emma Peach
Series Producer Naomi Templeton
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