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 / ... (76 episodes, 2000-2005)
Victoria Bush ...
 Tina Purvis / ... (73 episodes, 2001-2006)
Alicya Eyo ...
 Denny Blood (59 episodes, 1999-2003)
Claire King ...
 Karen Betts (57 episodes, 2000-2005)
Linda Henry ...
 Yvonne Atkins (57 episodes, 1999-2005)
Isabelle Amyes ...
 Barbara Hunt (52 episodes, 2000-2003)
James Gaddas ...
 Neil Grayling / ... (52 episodes, 2002-2006)
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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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Bribery, corruption, rape... and that's just the screws! See more »

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Before joining the series in 2005 as convicted murderer Pat Kerrigan. Liz May Brice starred in the 1999 futuristic prison flick "Fortress 2: Re-Entry", in the role of convicted resistance fighter Elena Rivera. 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: If you can't beat 'em, leg it!
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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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Effective and Powerful Drama.
4 September 2004 | by (Hampshire, England.) – See all my reviews

Bad Girls is Shed Productions first, and most popular drama series on ITV.

Bad Girls is based in larkhall womans prison. After having watched every single episode to date, Bad Girls have successfully displayed what being in a womans prison of this nature is really like. It is shocking, depressing, and more often than not disturbing.

Even after watching 3 - 4 episodes, you get a feel for the characters, and what happens to them, happens to you too. At times you feel happy, and at others you feel sad. There is comedy thrown in every now and again, but there is always a more serious underlying concept that can never be forgotten.

At the end of each episode, you are left wanting more. Bad Girls NEVER fails to surprise you with what's in store round the next corner. Just when you think it can't get any better, it does.

This drama is a masterpiece that will hopefully go on for years to come.


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