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)
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 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)
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 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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Jack Ellis originally left Bad Girls in the final episode of the sixth series when justice finally caught up with his character, Jim Fenner. However, Shed Productions persuaded Ellis to sign on for one further series and Fenner came back in the first episode of the following series. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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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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Referenced in Drama Connections: Tenko (2005) See more »

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How can anyone make a better show?
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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