Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The two-part British miniseries The Stretch served to reunite Anita Dobson and Leslie Grantham, who had risen to fame as co-stars of the long-running serial East Enders. On this occasion, Dobson was cast as Samantha "Sam" Greene, while Grantham played her husband Terry. Sentenced to 20 years on a murder charge, Terry insisted that he was innocent, and expected Sam to prove his innocence. Unfortunately, he also expected Sam to take charge of his vast criminal empire, of which she'd been completely ignorant throughout their marriage. Reluctantly, Sam agreed to assume the responsibilities of a "drug kingpin" -- all the while endeavoring to find the person guilty of the murder for which Terry was languishing in Durance Vile. Produced by Paul Knight Productions for the Sky One satellite service, The Stretch originally aired on November 12 and 19, 2000.