Band of Gold (1995–1997)

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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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1997   1996   1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
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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)
Tony Doyle ...
 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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Ray Stevenson and Ruth Gemmell, who play husband and wife in this series, met on this production and later married in real life. See more »

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A Totally Brilliant Series
1 August 2000 | by (Midwest USA) – See all my reviews

This mini-series is on my list of the five best things I have ever seen in my life. I loved this piece. Gritty, realistic but shaped beautifully with real heart and true characters which had depth and soul.

Only the first series was shown in the USA (on HBO), there are actually 3 series total (Band of Gold 2, and the 3rd series, simply titled Gold) continue where the first series leaves off.

I found the writing to be incredible and the casting inspired. The performances of Cathy Tyson and Geraldine James were far superior to what most American actresses can do on their best day. Singer Barbara Dickson is nothing short of brilliant as Anita. Samantha Morton and all the rest of the cast are superb - there's not a weak link in the bunch.

Anyone who thought this mini-series was boring has been watching too much crap American television, and must have the attention span of a gnat.


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