In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.
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 Rose Garrity (18 episodes, 1995-1997)
Cathy Tyson ...
 Carol Johnson (18 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara Dickson ...
 Anita Braithwaite (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Tracy Richards (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 George Ferguson (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 DCI Newall (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Rachel Davies ...
 Joyce Webster (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Laura Kilgallon ...
 Emma Johnson (10 episodes, 1995-1997)
Adam Kotz ...
 Vinnie Marshall (10 episodes, 1996-1997)
Richard Moore ...
 Curly (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Steve Dickson (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Colette (8 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Working the lane amongst prostitutes, ponce's, punters and police is a very dangerous profession. Gina Dickson, a young mother in Yorkshire, is forced into prostitution to pay off her debts. Carol is a single mother who mental state is unbalanced and her time on the lane may lead her to self destruction. Rose runs the lane but she's losing her touch. Tracey is a young runaway that is hooked on drugs and is looking for love that she never got at home. Anita is a naive women looking for companionship, whether it be with a married man or with her friends. When, despite Carol's warnings, Gina discovers the worst that can happen to a woman who works the lane, Carol and her friends decide to pack it in, go legit, and form a business that will get back at the loan shark. The move from the lane to legit entangles the women in a dangerous game as their lives on the lane continues to haunt them. Written by Shaq

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Along with ITV stablemate Cracker and a few others, this was one of the most popular British dramas of the 1990s. See more »

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Realistic and strong
13 August 2012 | by (England, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, this show was not the sort of thing that I would go for straight away although I have seen a good few parts and I know that it is quite a strong drama which is not afraid to go into the gory details of prostitution, especially when their operations go wrong.

It made me sick to see a couple of women going into prostitution to provide for their children while not allowing the dads to help, but then again that's what some women do. Sadly this does reflect real life. Then again it feels a bit like male-bashing propaganda.

There is quite a bit of language and violence and a very small amount of scenes of a sexual nature. This is surprising as with a programme of this nature, you would expect to see a lot more. So the fact that the video release was given the 18 certificate must mean that the violence and language is enough to tip it over, and believe me it does.

Good gripping drama, if you can take it.


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