Drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.
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 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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Victoria Alcock (Julie Saunders), Kika Mirylees (Julie Johnston) and Helen Fraser (Sylvia 'Bodybag' Hollamby) are the only characters to remain through the entire series run. 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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Nikki Wade: So why are you seeing them?
Barbara Hunt: Well I'm assuming they've got something to tell me.
Nikki Wade: What, like piss off and die?
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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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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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