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)
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 Di Barker / ... (76 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 Tina O'Kane / ... (73 episodes, 2001-2006)
Alicya Eyo ...
 Denny Blood (59 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Karen Betts (57 episodes, 2000-2005)
Linda Henry ...
 Yvonne Atkins (58 episodes, 1999-2005)
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 Neil Grayling / ... (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Barbara Hunt (52 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Prison Inmate (47 episodes, 2001-2003)
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 Crystal Gordon (44 episodes, 1999-2002)
Pauline Campbell ...
 Al McKenzie / ... (42 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Beverley Tull (41 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Phyllida Oswyn (39 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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Bribery, corruption, rape... and that's just the screws! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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The majority of the cast have since gone on to star in lead roles in UK soap operas. Linda Henry (Yvonne Atkins), Luisa Bradshaw White (Lorna Rose), Kellie Bright (Cassie Tyler) and Annette Badland (Angela Robbins) all joined EastEnders, playing members of the same family; Debra Stephenson (Shell Dockley), Jack Ellis (Jim Fenner) and Helen Fraser (Sylvia Hollamby) went on to have roles in Coronation Street; Alicya Eyo (Denny Blood) went on to star in Emmerdale and Isabelle Amyes (Barbara "Babs" Hunt) had a guest role in several episodes of Doctors. See more »

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

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Yvonne Atkins: I wouldn't trust that little psycho with my toe nail clippings. Would you, Babs?
Barbara Hunt: Probably not.
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Crazy Credits

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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Featured in Drama Trails: 'Bad Girls' to 'Cold Blood' (2008) See more »

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best miniseries
1 February 2003 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

i have ever seen. the characters are so enthralling, you have no choice but to fall in love with them. you see their shortcomings, thats true, but moreso there always seem to be a story behind their faults.

its very very well acted, restores my faith in british television. the only bad thing is that i dread to see the day when i have seen the final third season finale. hope there will be a fourth and forever year.


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