Drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.
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Series cast summary:
Kika Mirylees ...
 Julie Johnston / ... (96 episodes, 1999-2006)
Victoria Alcock ...
 Julie Saunders / ... (96 episodes, 1999-2006)
Helen Fraser ...
 Sylvia Hollamby / ... (91 episodes, 1999-2006)
Jack Ellis ...
 Jim Fenner (88 episodes, 1999-2005)
 Di Barker / ... (76 episodes, 2000-2005)
Victoria Bush ...
 Tina O'Kane / ... (73 episodes, 2001-2006)
Alicya Eyo ...
 Denny Blood (59 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Karen Betts (57 episodes, 2000-2005)
Linda Henry ...
 Yvonne Atkins (58 episodes, 1999-2005)
 Neil Grayling / ... (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Barbara Hunt (52 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Prison Inmate (47 episodes, 2001-2003)
 Crystal Gordon (44 episodes, 1999-2002)
Pauline Campbell ...
 Al McKenzie / ... (42 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Beverley Tull (41 episodes, 2003-2006)
 Phyllida Oswyn (39 episodes, 2003-2006)


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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Did You Know?


Mandana Jones, who played Nikki Wade, planned to appear in the fourth series but producers felt that the characters Nikki and Helen Stewart would have to split up for Nikki to stay in the series, due to the fact that Simone Lahbib (Helen Stewart) had quit the series. As a consequence, Nikki was axed at the end of the third series, along with Helen See more »


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


Sylvia Hollamby: You don't know what Bobby and I are going through right now. Shall I tell you how many people he's buried in the first half of this tax year? Five... and two of them were children
Jim Fenner: Shit, poor kids!
Sylvia Hollamby: Poor us, Jim! Half the coffin, half the profit!
[about Shell Dockley]
Sylvia Hollamby: And now we wake up to this nightmare coming back to haunt us! Why couldn't you have chucked her in the canal and drowned her properly!
Jim Fenner: I'll tell you why, because she's pregnant!
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For the ending credits of each episode for series 1 & 2, there was a standard scrolling credits used. Listing all characters in order of appearance. See more »


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amazing show
14 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

i know this an old show, but i just started watching it last week and so far i finished the first 4 seasons and i cant get enough , things in that show can really happen and i think thats the beauty of the show, that its so real and realistic.it makes u sympathize with all the characters including the mean ones lol. the acting was really awesome ...overall the show is awesome and i assure you that you would love it if u try to watch it ...i personally if i could give it more than 10 i would ...and as English is not my first language, this show made me fell in love with the English accent , i used to have hard time to understand the English accent in general , but i guess because i was so into this show, it made me pay so much attention to be able to pick everything the say . Don't miss it, if you didn't watch it yet , go ahead and do :)

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