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Bad Girls 

British hard-hitting 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 Helen Fraser ...  Sylvia Hollamby / ... 91 episodes, 1999-2006
Jack Ellis ...  Jim Fenner 88 episodes, 1999-2005
Tracey Wilkinson ...  Di Barker / ... 76 episodes, 2000-2005
Victoria Bush Victoria Bush ...  Tina O'Kane / ... 73 episodes, 2001-2006
Alicya Eyo Alicya Eyo ...  Denny Blood 59 episodes, 1999-2003
Claire King Claire King ...  Karen Betts 56 episodes, 2000-2005
Linda Henry ...  Yvonne Atkins 56 episodes, 1999-2005
James Gaddas ...  Neil Grayling 52 episodes, 2002-2006
Isabelle Amyes Isabelle Amyes ...  Barbara Hunt 52 episodes, 2000-2003
Petia Pavlova ...  Prison Inmate 47 episodes, 2001-2003
Sharon Duncan-Brewster ...  Crystal Gordon 44 episodes, 1999-2002
Pauline Campbell Pauline Campbell ...  Al McKenzie / ... 42 episodes, 2001-2004
Amanda Barrie ...  Beverley Tull 41 episodes, 2003-2006
Stephanie Beacham ...  Phyllida Oswyn 39 episodes, 2003-2006


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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Behind bars, anything can happen! See more »


Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Linda Henry (Yvonne Atkins) and Nicola Stapleton (Janine Nebeski) played mother and daughter, Lorraine and Mandy Salter, in 'EastEnders' in the early 1990s. In 2011, the producers of the soap opera decided to write Mandy back into the series, with Stapleton once again playing the role. The following year, Lorraine too was brought back. However, by then, Henry was already in the series - playing Shirley Carter - so Victoria Alcock (Julie Saunders) stepped into the role. See more »


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


Darlene Cake: You must got to let me smoke da wisdom weed or you is oppressin' me!
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Crazy Credits

For the ending credits of each episode for series 1 & 2, there was a standard scrolling credits used. Listing all characters in order of appearance. Series 3 & 4 featured standard ITV credits, a gold toned slow motions version of the opening alongside the credits. Series 5 to 7 featured an updated version of the standard ITV credits where the credits were listed over a blue and black background. The 8th and final series used another updated ITV stand credits in which the credits appeared against a blue background. See more »


Edited into Bad Girls: Most Wanted (2004) See more »

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This is one of the best TV shows i have seen..Don't miss it!
28 November 2001 | by kamster52See all my reviews

A Great UK TV drama about a women's prison..This drama touches on many female issues about sexuality, abuse, drugs and love. This show takes you onto a rollercoaster of highs and lows...There are characters you just love and some you love to hate! The lesbian story lines are strong and is a very positive look at lesbians and Bi-Sexuality. I am impressed by how the UK has surpassed the Canadian and US in what can be and not be shown on TV. Being a religious country I am happy that the production company has pushed the envelope to the front. This is a great TV Drama.

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1 June 1999 (UK) See more »

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