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British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kika Mirylees ...  Julie Johnston / ... 96 episodes, 1999-2006
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 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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Bribery, corruption, rape... and that's just the screws! 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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Production Co:

Shed Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Helen Fraser reprised her role as Sylvia "Bodybag" Hollamby - with added singing and dancing! -in the 2007 production of Bad Girls The Musical in the West End. She hadn't been available for the initial West Yorkshire Playhouse production in 2006 because she was still filming Series 8 of Bad Girls for TV. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sylvia Hollamby: Joan McParlan?
[no-one stands]
Sylvia Hollamby: ... Sister Thomas Moore?
[Sister Thomas stands]
Sylvia Hollamby: If you think you have the right to call yourself that... been stealing from the poor little black babbies, haven't you? There really isn't anyone you can trust these days.
Sister Thomas More: If you consider stealing - to be making sure that money raised by generous Christians actually goes direct to the mission it was intended - then I'm guilty as charged. But I'd rather think, that helping the poor and starving of Africa is more ...
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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 Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.6 (2004) See more »

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Exceptional TV Series
30 August 2002 | by moondancerSee 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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