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
...  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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Tristan Sturrock (Colin Hedges) broke his back during the filming of the sixth series. Consequently, his character was temporarily written out of the series and was absent for the final four episodes except for a brief scene in the finale. Similarly, he only appeared in the first six episodes of Series 7 before again being written out temporarily. He did not return for the eight and final series. 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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Colin Hedges: Everything and everyone in this world is just shit!
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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. See more »

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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 12 June 2009 (2009) 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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