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)
Victoria Bush ...
 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)
James Gaddas ...
 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)
Amanda Barrie ...
 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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Despite her frequent homophobic views and casual racism, Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby (Helen Fraser) would go on to become a gay icon, with the character being a huge fan favourite. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bev Tull: [to Frank] You know, I can't remember the last time anybody bought me a present. You're like a knight in shining... well, a white van.
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Crazy Credits

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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Spin-off Bad Girls: The Musical (2009) See more »

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29 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I started watching this series at the beginning of the airing of series six. By the end of it, i had seen all the other episodes of all the other series. It is one of the best shows I have ever seen. It is addictive and you do get a genuine feel for the story lines - you cannot watch one episode without forming loads of opinions. People claim its unrealistic, it is not - as assured by the producers, everything in the show is possible in a real prison. Agreed, it may not happen to the same people, as in the series but give the show a break - its a TV series! It has to be exciting and it really really is. It is moving and the story lines are real and in most cases relevant to thew outside world as well, in my opinion. It is serious and can be upsetting but it is also one of the best acted and best written shows I've ever seen! I cannot wait for the next series!


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