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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 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]

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UK

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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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1.78 : 1
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The majority of the cast have since gone on to star in lead roles in UK soap operas. Linda Henry (Yvonne Atkins), Luisa Bradshaw White (Lorna Rose), Kellie Bright (Cassie Tyler) and Annette Badland (Angela Robbins) all joined EastEnders, playing members of the same family; Debra Stephenson (Shell Dockley), Jack Ellis (Jim Fenner) and Helen Fraser (Sylvia Hollamby) went on to have roles in Coronation Street; Alicya Eyo (Denny Blood) went on to star in Emmerdale and Isabelle Amyes (Barbara "Babs" Hunt) had a guest role in several episodes of Doctors. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sylvia Hollamby: Tull... Beverly.
Bev Tull: Hollamby... Bodybag.
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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. See more »

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Featured in Drama Trails: 'Bad Girls' to 'Cold Blood' (2008) See more »

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Definitely worth watching
26 December 2009 | by Dark_liquidSee all my reviews

I haven't seen all of the series, but from what i've seen, it's a rarely impressive TV drama. All of the characters are carefully created, and the actors are doing a great job; while you're watching, it feels like you're really a part of their crew. You share their awkward moments, fights, their joys and losses; pain and hope are mixed in one here. And yet, tension and stress is not all that this show has to offer, there's a lot of fun moments too. And after all, a lot of love going on. These women have countless flaws, but they are still valuable human beings, and their hearts and souls are not made from stone. I'd definitely watch it again.


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