Episode 5

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Lip Service, Series 1 Episode 5 of 6

Duration: 1 hour

Funny, irreverent and moving drama series which follows the interwoven love lives of Frankie, Cat and Tess, three gay women living in Glasgow whose search for happiness stirs up hidden passions and secrets.

Tess's 30th birthday is approaching and she's desperate to ignore it, but her friends have other ideas. As Ed organises her surprise party his desire to tell her his true feelings reaches fever pitch, but could their friendship survive if Tess knew the truth? A work assignment brings Frankie and Cat closer together as they take a walk down memory lane, but as their feelings grow deeper a shocking revelation drives Cat back into Sam's arms.

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  • BBC Three blog: My role in lesbian drama Lip Service

    BBC Three blog: My role in lesbian drama Lip Service

    Ruta Gedmintas on why she thought she'd never get the role of Frankie: "I went to the audition, pretty much straight off the plane, bit scruffy, bit tired, bit shell-shocked from the horror film, probably a little bit of the crusty blood-syrup still in my hair."

    Read Ruta's blog


Cat MacKenzie
Laura Fraser
Frankie Alan
Ruta Gedmintas
Tess Roberts
Fiona Button
Jay Adams
Emun Elliott
Ed MacKenzie
James Anthony Pearson
Sam Murray
Heather Peace
Cush Jumbo
Natasha O'Keeffe
Lisa Livingstone
Alistair Brice
Gilly Gilchrist
Cameron Alan
Tom Mannion
Alison Peebles
Vince Ryder
Steven Cree
Miles Jupp
Paul Donnelly
Iain de Caestecker
Lorraine Burroughs
Polly Williams
Anna Ferguson
Julian Holmes
John Jackson


TV Blog: Playing Sam

Lip Service

Heather Peace talks about playing Sam in Lip Service's love triangle.

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