British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.
Reviews
Popularity
3,161 ( 1,177)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   … See all »
10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Girls (1994)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell
Prisoner (1979–1986)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance
Birds of a Feather (1989–2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph
Footballers' Wives (TV Series 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Drama focusing on the players at Earls Park Football Club as well as the lives of their wives and girlfriends.

Stars: Gillian Taylforth, Zöe Lucker, Paul Clarke
The Bill (1984–2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bribery, corruption, rape... and that's just the screws! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

ITV [UK]

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Jail Birds  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| |

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series shares it's title with the feature film Bad Girls (1994). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mark Waddle: Where are you going?
Gina Rossi: To punch Di's lights out.
See more »

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. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.6 (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

what i think of this series
29 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I started watching this series at the beginning of the airing of series six. By the end of it, i had seen all the other episodes of all the other series. It is one of the best shows I have ever seen. It is addictive and you do get a genuine feel for the story lines - you cannot watch one episode without forming loads of opinions. People claim its unrealistic, it is not - as assured by the producers, everything in the show is possible in a real prison. Agreed, it may not happen to the same people, as in the series but give the show a break - its a TV series! It has to be exciting and it really really is. It is moving and the story lines are real and in most cases relevant to thew outside world as well, in my opinion. It is serious and can be upsetting but it is also one of the best acted and best written shows I've ever seen! I cannot wait for the next series!


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page