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Band of Gold 

In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.
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Complete series cast summary:
Geraldine James ...  Rose Garrity 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Cathy Tyson ...  Carol Johnson 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Barbara Dickson Barbara Dickson ...  Anita Braithwaite 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Samantha Morton ...  Tracy Richards 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Tony Doyle ...  George Ferguson 10 episodes, 1995-1996
David Schofield ...  DCI Newall 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Rachel Davies ...  Joyce Webster 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Richard Moore Richard Moore ...  Curly 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Ray Stevenson ...  Steve Dickson 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Lena Headey ...  Colette 6 episodes, 1996
Anthony Milner Anthony Milner ...  Bob 5 episodes, 1995
Ace Bhatti ...  Dez 5 episodes, 1995-1996
Judy Browne Judy Browne ...  DS Kershaw 5 episodes, 1995
Darren Tighe Darren Tighe ...  Smiley 5 episodes, 1996
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Working the lane amongst prostitutes, ponce's, punters and police is a very dangerous profession. Gina Dickson, a young mother in Yorkshire, is forced into prostitution to pay off her debts. Carol is a single mother who mental state is unbalanced and her time on the lane may lead her to self destruction. Rose runs the lane but she's losing her touch. Tracey is a young runaway that is hooked on drugs and is looking for love that she never got at home. Anita is a naive women looking for companionship, whether it be with a married man or with her friends. When, despite Carol's warnings, Gina discovers the worst that can happen to a woman who works the lane, Carol and her friends decide to pack it in, go legit, and form a business that will get back at the loan shark. The move from the lane to legit entangles the women in a dangerous game as their lives on the lane continues to haunt them. Written by Shaq

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Crime | Drama

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UK

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English

Release Date:

17 July 1995 (USA) See more »

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Gold See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 parts) | (18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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A Totally Brilliant Series
1 August 2000 | by indyboredSee all my reviews

This mini-series is on my list of the five best things I have ever seen in my life. I loved this piece. Gritty, realistic but shaped beautifully with real heart and true characters which had depth and soul.

Only the first series was shown in the USA (on HBO), there are actually 3 series total (Band of Gold 2, and the 3rd series, simply titled Gold) continue where the first series leaves off.

I found the writing to be incredible and the casting inspired. The performances of Cathy Tyson and Geraldine James were far superior to what most American actresses can do on their best day. Singer Barbara Dickson is nothing short of brilliant as Anita. Samantha Morton and all the rest of the cast are superb - there's not a weak link in the bunch.

Anyone who thought this mini-series was boring has been watching too much crap American television, and must have the attention span of a gnat.


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