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 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 ...  Karen Betts 57 episodes, 2000-2005
Linda Henry Linda Henry ...  Yvonne Atkins 58 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
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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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Behind bars, anything can happen! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jail Birds See more »

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Shed Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Debra Stephenson (Shell Dockley) returned in Series 5. Her stint was planned to be longer than it was, but due to the fact that she had became pregnant, her stint was cut short and storylines were reworked to fit her pregnancy into the series. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Phyl Oswyn: [after Bev is back from seeing the guv] So what did you tell that half-wit?
Bev Tull: I went to tell her that you have nothing to do with my situation.
[opens their secret drug cupboard]
Bev Tull: That you're clean.
Phyl Oswyn: The piss tests will tell her that.
Bev Tull: Oh, thank you.
[pulls out some drugs]
Bev Tull: Oh, thank God I had a bit put by for emergencies.
Phyl Oswyn: What are you doing?
Bev Tull: Well, what's it look like?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The IT Crowd: Bad Boys (2010) See more »

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Effective and Powerful Drama.
4 September 2004 | by Random_SteveSee 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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