Bad Girls (1999–2006)

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Drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

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Series cast summary:
Victoria Alcock ...
 Julie Saunders (96 episodes, 1999-2006)
Kika Mirylees ...
 Julie Johnston (96 episodes, 1999-2006)
Helen Fraser ...
 Sylvia Hollamby / ... (92 episodes, 1999-2006)
Jack Ellis ...
 Jim Fenner (88 episodes, 1999-2005)
Tracey Wilkinson ...
 Di Barker / ... (75 episodes, 2000-2005)
Victoria Bush ...
 Tina Purvis / ... (73 episodes, 2001-2006)
Alicia Eyo ...
 Denny Blood (59 episodes, 1999-2003)
Linda Henry ...
 Yvonne Atkins (59 episodes, 1999-2005)
Claire King ...
 Karen Betts (57 episodes, 2000-2005)
James Gaddas ...
 Neil Grayling (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Barbara Hunt (51 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Crystal Gordon (44 episodes, 1999-2002)
Pauline Campbell ...
 Al Mackenzie (42 episodes, 2001-2004)
Amanda Barrie ...
 Beverley Tull (41 episodes, 2003-2006)
Jeanie Gold ...
 Prisoner (41 episodes, 2003-2006)
...
 Phyllida Oswyn (40 episodes, 2003-2006)
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A thoroughly thought-provoking drama series based on the events in a womens prison. Bad Girls captures the highs and lows in the prison, and questions which side of the bar really is the most intense- its a world where the 'screws' versus the 'cons,' a world where anything and everything can happen, a world where the women really are vulnerable at the hands of the screws... Written by Anonymous

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Originally, episodes used to end with a scene known as the "nightcall", literally inmates calling out to each other from their cells at night. Whilst these scenes were popular with the fans, a large percentage of the viewing audience switched off when these scenes came on, damaging the overall ratings for the episodes. Consequently, for Series 2 [onwards], the nightcalls were dropped in favour of the immediate, dramatic cliff-hanger - the first of these saw Shell calling Jim Fenner's wife from a mobile 'phone. See more »

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Julie Johnston's surname varies from Johnson and Johnston throughout the series run. See more »

Quotes

Helen Stewart: Why did you attack Michelle Dockley?
Nikki Wade: I don't know. A touch of PMT.
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Series 5, Episode 16 had a different ending theme. Instead of the usual blue and black background for the end credits, a black and gray background with a sad theme used. See more »

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8 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am totally bereft. I have just finished watching season 6 of Bad Girls. In Canada, we only actually have access to season 1 so I bought the following five seasons on ebay. Beware though, the UK versions on ebay are Region 2 as opposed to Region 1 encoding for North America. No problem, I discovered that my trusty Mac computer (you can do it on a Windows machine too albeit with less flexibility) let me play the Region 2 disks. So I watched five seasons on my computer. I'm a Bad Girls junky. I could watch this series for 30 years just as I have done with Coronation Street (no comparison other than time spent watching).

Anyhow, what can one say about this show? The casting is absolutely superb. The storyline is just riveting; some of the female characters are so alluring (and not just in an avuncular sense). I'm in love with the tall Julie and Sheena (Charlotte Lucas) and Karen ....


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