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Band of Gold 

In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.
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2   1  
1996   1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Geraldine James ...  Rose Garrity 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Cathy Tyson ...  Carol Johnson 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Barbara Dickson Barbara Dickson ...  Anita Braithwaite 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Samantha Morton ...  Tracy Richards 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Tony Doyle ...  George Ferguson 10 episodes, 1995-1996
David Schofield ...  DCI Newall 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Rachel Davies ...  Joyce Webster 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Richard Moore Richard Moore ...  Curly 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Ray Stevenson ...  Steve Dickson 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Lena Headey ...  Colette 6 episodes, 1996
Anthony Milner Anthony Milner ...  Bob 5 episodes, 1995
Ace Bhatti ...  Dez 5 episodes, 1995-1996
Judy Browne Judy Browne ...  DS Kershaw 5 episodes, 1995
Darren Tighe Darren Tighe ...  Smiley 5 episodes, 1996
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Working the lane amongst prostitutes, ponce's, punters and police is a very dangerous profession. Gina Dickson, a young mother in Yorkshire, is forced into prostitution to pay off her debts. Carol is a single mother who mental state is unbalanced and her time on the lane may lead her to self destruction. Rose runs the lane but she's losing her touch. Tracey is a young runaway that is hooked on drugs and is looking for love that she never got at home. Anita is a naive women looking for companionship, whether it be with a married man or with her friends. When, despite Carol's warnings, Gina discovers the worst that can happen to a woman who works the lane, Carol and her friends decide to pack it in, go legit, and form a business that will get back at the loan shark. The move from the lane to legit entangles the women in a dangerous game as their lives on the lane continues to haunt them. Written by Shaq

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Crime | Drama

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(6 parts) | (18 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color
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Music by former Dire Straits sideman Hal Lindes. See more »

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References Juliet Bravo (1980) See more »

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Good start and rapid decline
1 December 2016 | by aejmSee all my reviews

Originally watched this in the mid 1990s, and then re-watched the series again on DVD. Series 1 of Band of Gold was excellent. Tense, interesting and realistic. Episode one especially was dark and dramatic. Unfortunately the show starts jumping a series of sharks in series 2. Becoming more and more ridiculous. Bodies being put in the back of cars that crash driver-less into shop windows. Moving from intense drama into dramedy. If they had been able to sustain the quality of series one, this would have become a classic. Series one can be watched without watching the rest of the series, and is very worthwhile and will be six hours well spent.


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