British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.
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Series cast summary:
...  Julie Johnston / ... 96 episodes, 1999-2006
Victoria Alcock ...  Julie Saunders / ... 96 episodes, 1999-2006
Helen Fraser ...  Sylvia Hollamby / ... 91 episodes, 1999-2006
...  Jim Fenner 88 episodes, 1999-2005
...  Di Barker / ... 76 episodes, 2000-2005
Victoria Bush ...  Tina O'Kane / ... 73 episodes, 2001-2006
Alicya Eyo ...  Denny Blood 59 episodes, 1999-2003
...  Karen Betts 57 episodes, 2000-2005
Linda Henry ...  Yvonne Atkins 58 episodes, 1999-2005
...  Neil Grayling / ... 52 episodes, 2002-2006
Isabelle Amyes ...  Barbara Hunt 52 episodes, 2000-2003
...  Prison Inmate 47 episodes, 2001-2003
...  Crystal Gordon 44 episodes, 1999-2002
Pauline Campbell ...  Al McKenzie / ... 42 episodes, 2001-2004
...  Beverley Tull 41 episodes, 2003-2006
...  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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In Series 5, the inmates are seen watching an episode of 'Coronation Street'. This is an ITV Soap Opera which Victoria Alcock (Julie Saunders), Jack Ellis (Jim Fenner), Helen Fraser (Sylvia Hollamby), Debra Stephenson (Shell Dockley), Joanne Froggatt (Rachel Hicks), Denise Black (Jessie Devlin), Claire King (Karen Betts), Wendi Peters (Pam Jolly), James Gaddas (Neil Grayling), Andrew Lancel (Barry Pearce), Maria Charles (Noreen Biggs), Amanda Barrie (Bev Unwin), Stephanie Beacham (Phyl Oswyn), Eva Pope (Frances Myers), Ellie Haddington (Joy Masterton), Andrew Scarborough (Kevin Spiers), Colette O'Neil (Sister Thomas Moore), Annette Badland (Angela Robbins) and Angela Bruce (Mandy Goodhue) have all appeared in. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Janine Nebeski: I can make myself useful - pick pockets, whatever. I'm good at nickin'.
Natalie Buxton: So that's why you're banged up for it, yeah.
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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 The IT Crowd: Bad Boys (2010) See more »

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Exceptional TV Series
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful gritty, raunchy series set in a UK women's prison. The cast of cons and screws is a marvelous ensemble juggling a terrific blend of heartbreak, back-stabbing, infighting and deft comedic turns that will leave you drooling for the next episode. Sultry Scot Simone Lahbib (seasons 1 - 3) as Wing Governor Helen Stewart, and Jack Ellis as the scheming head screw Fenner,who never quite gets his comeuppance,are particular stand-outs.


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