Bad Girls (TV series)

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Bad Girls
Bad Girls Titles.JPEG
Bad Girls title card
Also known as Bakom Järngaller (Sweden)
Les condamnées (France)
Pahad tüdrukud (Estonia)
Jail Birds (UK working title)
Created by Maureen Chadwick
Ann McManus
Starring
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 8
No. of episodes 107 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian Park
Producer(s) Brian Park
Claire Phillips
David Crean
Cameron Roach
Rachel Snell
Sharon Houlihan
Running time 60–90 Minutes
Production company(s) Shed Productions
Release
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9 (576i SDTV)
Original release 1 June 1999 (1999-06-01) – 20 December 2006 (2006-12-20)
Chronology
Related shows Footballers' Wives (2002–2006)
Bad Girls: The Musical (2006–2007)
External links
Website

Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006. The drama starred Simone Lahbib (Helen Stewart), Mandana Jones (Nikki Wade), Debra Stephenson (Shell Dockley), Linda Henry (Yvonne Atkins), Jack Ellis (Jim Fenner) and many more throughout the eight-year run. Bad Girls was produced by Shed Productions, the company that later produced Footballers' Wives and Waterloo Road. It is set in the fictional women's prison of Larkhall, and features a mixture of serious and light storylines focusing on the prisoners and staff of G Wing. Bad Girls consisted of eight series, a crossover with Footballers' Wives and two Christmas specials.

The show featured a large ensemble cast of characters, with only three of the original cast remaining by the series conclusion in 2006. The first series received high critical acclaim and successful ratings, averaging over 7 million per episode, with 9 million tuning in for series 2. Due to a decline in viewers for series 8, ITV cancelled Bad Girls, and the 2006 Christmas special was officially the final episode.

Bad Girls has since been shown numerously in syndication. The success of the series, saw the original series be adapted into a musical, titled Bad Girls: The Musical.

Series[edit]

The first series of Bad Girls was shown on ITV in 1999, lasting 10 episodes. There have been eight series in total, ranging from 10 to 16 episodes. Christmas specials were produced in 2005 and 2006 and are now established as the final episodes of Series 7 and Series 8, respectively. All series have been shown on ITV, at 9 pm, on varying days but primarily Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 100th episode, part of Series 8, was shown on Thursday 3 August 2006 at 9 pm.

ITV cancelled Bad Girls after Series 8 and the 2006 Christmas Special was the final episode.

Setting[edit]

The exact location of the fictional HMP Larkhall was never revealed, although in Series One, Episode Four character Shell Dockley mentioned it was 'not far' from Clapham. There were several other references through the series that alluded to it being in the South London region, but no specific location was given. Several districts of the London area were referenced throughout the series run, these include: Peckham, Clapham, Acton, Catford, Streatham, Sydenham, Tooting, Stratford, Balham, and Bethnal Green.

Sets[edit]

An exterior shot of Oxford Prison, used in Bad Girls (Series 1–3)

HM Prison Oxford was used for the exterior shots that featured in Series 1–3, and for the interior shots, the set was a replica of the prison's real wing set-up. For series 4–8, a replica exterior set of the prison was constructed, built to look similar to HM Prison Oxford, because the prison had been redeveloped into a hotel complex.

Location of HMP Prison Oxford

Location filming[edit]

Many scenes outside of Larkhall, were filmed on location, usually around London, with numerous London landmarks being visible in shots. Real houses were used for prison officers houses, rather than sets. Four episodes included scenes filmed outside of the UK, two episodes in series 3 had scenes that were filmed in Spain, the first episode of series 5 opened with a scene in Amsterdam, series 7 featured scenes filmed in Peru, but set in Costa del Sol.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Episode Count Series
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Helen Stewart Simone Lahbib
31
Nikki Wade Mandana Jones
33
Shell Dockley Debra Stephenson
35
Jim Fenner Jack Ellis
88
Denny Blood Alicya Eyo
59
Rachel Hicks Joanne Froggatt
4
Lorna Rose Luisa Bradshaw-White
7
Dominic McAllister Joe Shaw
23
Sylvia Hollamby Helen Fraser
92
Julie Johnston Kika Mirylees
96
Julie Saunders Victoria Alcock
96
Zandra Plackett Lara Cazalet
18
Monica Lindsay Jane Lowe
10
Crystal Gordon Sharon Duncan-Brewster
44
Yvonne Atkins Linda Henry
58
Karen Betts Claire King
56
Josh Mitchell Nathan Constance
24
Di Barker Tracey Wilkinson
75
Malcolm Nicholson Philip McGough
30
Barbara "Babs" Hunt Isabelle Amyes
51
Shaz Wiley Lindsey Fawcett
32
Gina Rossi Lisa Turner
12
Mark Waddle Paul Opacic
19
Buki Lester Kim Oliver
38
Maxi Purvis Kerry Norton
17
Tina O'Kane Victoria Bush
73
Al McKenzie Pauline Campbell
42
Neil Grayling James Gaddas
52
Cassie Tyler Kellie Bright
12
Roisin Connor Siobhan McCarthy
13
Snowball Merriman Nicole Faraday
14
Colin Hedges Tristan Sturrock
32
Phyl Oswyn Stephanie Beacham
40
Bev Tull Amanda Barrie
41
Selena Geeson Charlotte Lucas
14
Kris Yates Jennifer Ness
15
Frances Myers Eva Pope
12
Natalie Buxton Dannielle Brent
30
Darlene Cake Antonia Okonma
34
Janine Nebeski Nicola Stapleton
24
Arun Parmar Rebecca Hazlewood
13
Kevin Spiers Andrew Scarborough
7
Pat Kerrigan Liz May Brice
19
Sheena Williams Laura Rogers
8
Joy Masterton Ellie Haddington
11
Lou Stoke Amanda Donohoe
9
Donny Kimber Sid Owen
11
Rowan Dunlop Colin Salmon
9
Mandy Goodhue Angela Bruce
11
Key:
     Main
     Recurring
     Guest
     No appearance

Recurring and guest cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Duration
Simon Stubberfield Roland Oliver Series 1–3
Sean Parr Oliver Fox Series 1
Spencer Lindsey Timmy Lang Series 1
Trisha Victoria Pritchard Series 1 & 3
Robin Dunstan Gideon Turner Series 1–2
Jessie Devlin Denise Black Series 1–2
Marilyn Fenner Kim Taylforth Series 2–3
Charlie Atkins Ivan Kaye Series 2–3
Lauren Atkins Danielle King Series 2–3 & 5
Rhiannon Dawson Jade Williams Series 2 & 4
"Mad" Tessa Spall Helen Schlesinger Series 2–3
Renee Williams Alison Newman Series 2
Bobby Hollamby Geoffrey Hutchings Series 2–3 & 5
"Podger" Pam Jolly Wendi Peters Series 3
Dr. Thomas Waugh Michael Higgs Series 3
David Saunders Steven Webb Series 3 & 8
Charlotte Myddleton Kate Steavenson-Payne Series 3
Caroline Lewis Helen Grace Series 3
Prison Officer MacFarlane Mark Pegg Series 3
Virginia O'Kane Kate O'Mara Series 3
Noreen Biggs Maria Charles Series 4–5
Spike Sarah Hadland Series 4
Ritchie Atkins Alex King Series 4–5
Tony Verrall Jamie King Series 5
Himself Christopher Biggins Series 5
Milly Yates Holly Palmer Series 5–6
Ben Phillips/Hennessy Richard Mylan Series 6–7
Tanya Turner Zöe Lucker Series 6
Vicky Floyd Orlessa Altass Series 7
Laura Canning Francesca Fowler Series 7
Frank Paul Henry Series 7
Bobby Darren Hollamby Louis Waymouth Series 7–8
Christie Mackay Gaynor Howe Series 7
Security Agent Ross O'Hennessy Series 7
Miranda Miles Nicola Redmond Series 7
Emira Al Jahani Laura Dos Santos Series 8
Angela Robbins Annette Badland Series 8
Vicky Stoke Melanie Cameron Series 8

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (1999)[edit]

From the beginning, Bad Girls dealt with controversial subject matter. Early episodes of the first series included particularly shocking moments such as a pregnant prisoner miscarrying in her cell, Zandra Plackett (Lara Cazalet) being viciously strip-searched by fellow inmates for concealed drugs, and Rachel Hicks (Joanne Froggatt) committing suicide due to being bullied. The central story arc of the first three series revolved around the developing romantic relationship between Nikki Wade (Mandana Jones), a prisoner serving a life sentence for the murder of a policeman who attempted to rape her girlfriend, and Helen Stewart (Simone Lahbib), the Wing Governor who spent much of series one engaged to her boyfriend. Furthermore, the script, unwilling to compromise the realism of the programme, contained much strong language (for example, the reference to Nikki Wade as a "rug-muncher" and Denny Blood's (Alicya Eyo) gloating over the likelihood of Rachel Hicks having "singed her minge"). Other storylines to feature prominently in series one included the pregnancy of a young drug addict Zandra, who decides to use an abortion as means to be sent to an outside clinic only for her to escape and make contact with her ex-boyfriend who has no interest in her or the baby, therefore she has no choice but to return to the clinic. In fear of losing her job over Zandra's escape, officer Lorna Rose (Luisa Bradshaw-White) asks fellow officer Dominic (Joe Shaw) to keep quite about the escape which leads to Zandra blackmailing Lorna to bring drugs into the prison, when Shell discovers what Zandra is up to she deceides to set Lorna up; the appeal of wrongly-imprisoned Monica Lindsay (Jane Lowe) (frequently referred to as "posh bitch" by other characters) and the illicit relationship between Jim Fenner (Jack Ellis), the male senior officer and Shell Dockley (Debra Stephenson), the resident bully and drug dealer, serving life for murder. Series 1 was produced by Brian Park.

Series 2 (2000)[edit]

Nikki and Helen's relationship deepens with Helen resigning from the Wing Governor's post and working as a new liaison officer for prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment, encouraging Nikki to continue her education and appeal against her sentence. Shell's background was examined in some detail, with harrowing scenes describing childhood abuse. Zandra's tragic story finally comes to a close when she dies from a brain tumour. For light relief, Yvonne Atkins (Linda Henry), the gangster's moll, set up "Babes Behind Bars", a sex-hotline staffed by the prisoners with smuggled in mobile phones, playing such characters as "Whiplash Wanda", "Saucy Sonia" and "Vicky the virgin bride". Series two ended on a double cliffhanger, with Nikki escaping from Larkhall to be with Helen, leaving Helen to agonise over whether to contact the police, and Shell luring Fenner to her cell for sex, where she reaches under her bed for a broken bottle. Series 2 was produced by Brian Park.

Series 3 (2001)[edit]

Series 3 picks up where Series 2 left off. Fenner and Shell are in bed together and Nikki, dressed in a nurse's uniform, is at Helen's house after escaping. Shell stabs Fenner with a broken bottle that she had brought back from Sylvia Hollamby's (Helen Fraser) party, with Fenner bleeding to death, Shell is in demand and soon finds herself back on top as Top Dog. New officer, the flirtatious and vivacious Gina Rossi arrives on G-Wing and soon locks horns with several inmates and staff alike. Young crack addicted prostitute, Buki Lester (Kim Oliver), arrives and lands Denny in danger when a piercing goes wrong. Nikki also suffers from heartbreak when her on and off relationship with Helen comes to an end, while she is staring her appeal in the face.

The third series saw a high turnover of short-term characters and storylines, but also chronicled the spectacular escape of Shell and Denny to the Costa Del Sol in Spain getting revenge on Sylvia and her husband along the way; Yvonne's Top Dog status being challenged by Maxi Purvis (Kerry Norton), the head of the "Peckham Boot Gang"; prison officer Di Barker's (Tracey Wilkinson) struggles as a home carer for her disabled mother and an upbeat finale of Helen and Nikki finally committing to their relationship when Nikki's appeal is successful and she is released from prison. Series 3 was produced by Brian Park.

Note: Series 3 was the first series to use the opening titles which remained the same until Series 8.

Series 4 (2002)[edit]

Following on from one of the several cliffhangers from series three, Yvonne in the frame for Virginia O'Kane's (Kate O'Mara) murder there is a game of cat and mouse between her and Fenner while the real culprits continue their reign over G-Wing. But it's not long before Yvonne is ruling the roost again, when Denny returns in the nick of time and aids Yvonne is her bid to prove her innocence. She arrives with Roisin Connor and Cassie Tyler, imprisoned for fraud and in a lesbian relationship complicated not only by their being behind bars, but by Roisin's being a married mother-of-two. The stress of G-Wing mounts for Karen Betts (Claire King), especially when she and Fenner split, but the stress is no longer her problem when she is demoted to basic officer and he is promoted to Wing Governor by Neil Grayling (James Gaddas), the new Governing Governor of Larkhall, who developed an attraction to Fenner. The series tackled domestic violence within the relationship of Di and Barry Pearce and teenage junkie Buki's battle for the right to see her disabled son, Lennox. The bitter hatred between Maxi and Shaz Wiley (Lindsey Fawcett) grows and ends in tragedy following a brutal fight. Crystal Gordon (Sharon Duncan Brewster) gives birth in the four bed dorm to a daughter but soon loses her faith in religion when another baby in the prison dies. Rhiannon Dawson, Julie Johnston's (Kika Mirylees) daughter arrives on the wing and the Julies are soon facing an additional sentence when the truth about Rhiannon's relationship with her boyfriend, Damion, is revealed. Yvonne and Karen find themselves at war when Yvonne's son, Ritchie, is revealed to be having a relationship with Karen. This is later revealed as a decoy, as his real girlfriend is new devious inmate, Snowball Merriman (Nicole Faraday), whom Ritchie is helping to escape from Larkhall. The fourth series ended with the prison library being obliterated as part of an escape plan by Snowball, resulting in a fire that left several inmates trapped and fighting for their lives.

Series 4 was produced by Claire Phillips.

Series 5 (2003)[edit]

Popular long-time character Yvonne Atkins is left to die after Jim Fenner locks her in the old hanging cell (Series 5)

The fifth series of Bad Girls saw the brief return of a recaptured and pregnant Shell to G-Wing. Fenner pimps Shell by offering her money to give the male officers a handjob. After the baby's birth, a screw tries to force her to have sex, when she violently refuses, Fenner makes it seem as if she tried to smother her baby. Shell is carted of to a mental home and her baby is taken into care. The "Costa Cons", Bev Tull (Amanda Barrie) and Phyl Oswyn (Stephanie Beacham) arrive. There is good news for Denny, who is transferred to an open prison. The ongoing feud between Fenner and Wing Governor Karen reaches its climax as Fenner ruthlessly frames Karen for a hit-and-run accident in which a man dies. Julie Saunders is diagnosed with breast cancer and takes the decision to take her chances without chemotherapy treatment. Babs Hunt (Isabelle Amyes) marries the former prison chaplain, Henry Mills – bad news for Sylvia, who had set her sights on Henry after she was widowed when her husband committed suicide. New prison officer Selena Geeson (Charlotte Lucas) and new inmate Kris Yates (Jennifer Ness) are in a relationship. Kris is taking the rap for killing her abusive father in order to spare her younger sister, the real culprit. Fenner's nefarious ways continue when he kills Yvonne as she tries to escape Larkhall, by ensuring that she will be trapped in the "hanging cell", a small room beneath the main prison that is blocked off from the outside world. Series 5 was produced by David Crean.

Series 6 (2004)[edit]

Tanya Turner crosses over from sister show Footballers' Wives to endure a short stay at Larkhall (Series 6)

With G-Wing thinking their ex top dog has escaped HMP Larkhall Kris finds Yvonne's corpse after she tries to follow the same way out. But as it is all blocked off she tells Selena who she found. Selena then tells Neil she found Yvonne. Yvonne's death shocks G-Wing. In her absence, Phyl is G-Wing Top Dog for a short time before being stopped in her tracks by new Wing Governor Frances Myers (Eva Pope).

Frances soon begins a feud with new inmate Natalie Buxton (Dannielle Brent), in prison for organising a prostitution ring using underage girls. The other girls are disgusted with Natalie and Al McKenzie (Pauline Campbell) plans to beat her up, but Natalie turns the tables and beats Al up. Natalie soon makes the other girls believe she is innocent.

The series features a crossover with Shed Productions' other hit series, Footballers' Wives, with the glamorous character of Tanya Turner (Zöe Lucker) enduring a spell on G-Wing for three special episodes that aired over consecutive nights in May 2004. Later Tanya is soon released, after striking a deal with Frances. During her time on G-Wing, Tanya was accused of poisoning her fellow inmates with rhubarb, with Al dying from her illness, however it was soon uncovered that Bev and Phyl were actually responsible.

Kris' sister, Milly, commits suicide after Selena puts her under pressure to confess to her father's killing (in self-defence) in order to free her sister. Kris and Selena split and Kris sleeps with Natalie but the couple are reconciled and the series ends with the cliffhanger of Kris and Selena protesting in London about the injustice of Kris being behind bars.

Fenner marries Neil's ex-wife Di. As Neil and Karen are sure Fenner has something to do with the hit and run Karen was accused of, they hire a private investigator to prove Karen's innocence. Fenner is proven to have been the person who was running away from where Karen's car was dumped that night. Fenner is later arrested on his and Di's wedding day. Series 6 was produced by Cameron Roach.

Series 7 (2005)[edit]

This series does not follow up on the Series 6 cliffhanger and Kris and Selena neither feature nor are mentioned in this series. Series 7 sees a big cast upheaval with original officer Fenner leaving along with two other long standing characters, Di and Dr. Malcolm Nicholson.

Di, now Fenner's wife, lies to ensure he is released from prison and Fenner returns, not only to G-Wing, but as Wing Governor. When Bev and Phyl escape to Spain, Neil is demoted to Wing Governor and Fenner promoted to Governing Governor. Before Fenner can start his new job, he is murdered in the "hanging cell" during a memorial service for Yvonne Atkins. The police have a host of suspects to choose from, including new bisexual lifer, Pat Kerrigan (Liz May Brice), a woman who is in jail for murdering her abusive boyfriend and is a recent transfer from Alberton prison. Pat had already managed to develop a feud with Fenner over his treatment of Sheena Williams (Laura Rogers) and her son, Dylan. The increasingly mentally unstable Julie J later reveals that she committed the crime to exact vengeance against Fenner for all his past crimes, in particular, the death of Yvonne. However, it is Fenner's widow Di who is arrested, charged and remanded in custody for the offence. New Governing Governor Joy Masterton (Ellie Haddington) arrives and indicates she will instigate a tough regime at Larkhall.

Meanwhile, Natalie has taken over as G-Wing's new Top Dog. When Natalie and the other inmates find out that new inmate Arun Parmar (Rebecca Hazlewood) is transgender, Natalie makes her life hell until Pat, annoyed by Natalie's bullying of Arun, beats her in a fight and demands she leave Arun alone. Pat develops a romance with recovering drug addict and single mother Sheena before managing to expose Natalie, despite her denials to the contrary, as having been involved in the prostitution of underage girls. Series 7 was produced by Rachel Snell.

Rivals Pat Kerrigan and Natalie Buxton in their final battle, resulting in Natalie's death (Series 8)

Series 8 (2006)[edit]

The series begins with the arrival of Emira Al Jahani (Laura Dos Santos), a Muslim whose husband is a suspected terrorist. When Neil and new prisoner Ashley Wilcox (Sandra De Sousa) die and other prisoners fall ill, Emira is accused of biological terrorism. However, it is later established that Neil has died of a previously undiscovered heart condition and the sickness on the wing has been caused by an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease caused by a faulty air-conditioning unit. New G-Wing Governor Lou Stoke (Amanda Donohoe) develops a romance with the prison doctor Rowan Dunlop (Colin Salmon), not knowing he is married; she also tries to find her missing sister. Meanwhile, Pat is sickened by Natalie's use of a child in smuggling drugs into the prison and plans to get rid of her for good. Pat devises a plan in which she will trick Natalie into trying to escape, but Natalie realises she is being tricked and a fight ensues, which ends when Pat hits Natalie over the head with a rock. With the help of the two Julies, Pat disposes of Natalie's body in the sewers beneath the prison, making it seem as if Natalie has indeed escaped from Larkhall. Inmate Janine Nebeski (Nicola Stapleton) and new prison officer Donny Kimber (Sid Owen) embark on a romance which leaves her pregnant. With help from Bev, Phyl and Tina O'Kane (Victoria Bush), Janine gives birth in her cell and names the baby after Bev. Long-term inmate Tina is released for the second time but, as before, she struggles to adapt to life in the outside world and commits another crime. She takes a bank hostage with a toy gun where a man suffers a heart attack; she is re-imprisoned again. Joy's long-lost daughter Stella Gough (Helen Modern) turns up as an inmate at the prison, but is shipped out after taking her mother hostage. Darlene Cake (Antonia Okonma) is tricked into killing new inmate Catherine Earlham's husband and tries to commit suicide, but is saved by Donny. Natalie's spirit returns in the last episode to haunt Sylvia and teach her the error of her ways. Series 8 was produced by Sharon Houlihan.

Broadcast history[edit]

Series Episodes Original broadcast Time slot
Series premiere Series finale
1 10 1 June 1999 3 August 1999 Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
2 13 4 April 2000 4 July 2000 Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
3 16 20 March 2001 3 July 2001 Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:10 pm (episode 1)/
Tuesday 9:00 pm–10.00 pm (episodes 2–16)
4 16 28 February 2002 13 June 2002 Thursday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
5 16 8 May 2003 21 August 2003 Thursday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
6 12 14 April 2004 23 August 2004 Wednesday 9:00 pm–10:30 pm (episode 1)
Wednesday 9:00 pm–10:00pm (episode 2–4 & 8)/
Monday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm (episode 5–6 & 9–11)/
Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm (episode 7)/
Monday 9:00 pm–10:30 pm (episode 12)
7 13 10 May 2005 19 December 2005 Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:30 pm (episode 1 & 9–12)/
Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm (episode 2–8)
Monday 9:00 pm–10:30 pm
8 11 13 July 2006 20 December 2006 Tuesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm (episode 1–10)/
Wednesday 9:00 pm–10:00 pm (episode 11)

Production format[edit]

Bad Girls was one of the more earlier television series to be produced in widescreen format 1.78:1. Although most of Britain were still viewing standard screen televisions, the early years of the series were seen in a format of 14:9 on analog television and cropped to pan and scan for the DVD releases of the first three series. These series' of the show are now available in their original widescreen format, as they have been re-screened on ITV3 and CBS Drama, and the DVD re-releases.

Syndication[edit]

Following the conclusion of the series in 2006, the series was re-screened on ITV3 for the first three series. Once ITV's contract of the series expired, series four was broadcast on Five Life and from 2010-2014, the UK broadcast rights were held by CBS Drama, which screened a complete run of the series. It was broadcast in 17 countries including the United States, Australia and Ireland.

The UK Digital channel CBS Drama began showing re-runs of the series from October 2010 to February 2011 broadcasting all the episodes of series 1 through to 7; however, for licensing reasons, series 8 could not be broadcast by the channel until July 2011, after which, ITV's contracted broadcast rights of Bad Girls expired. After a re-run of series 1–7 from 7 March 2011,[1] series 8 was finally aired. A popular staple of the channel's schedule, as of August 2012, CBS Drama are once again re-running the entire series. On 21 September 2012, Series 3 was being aired. The channel began running the series again from the beginning on 5 July 2013 in a new 12.10 am time slot. As of July 2014, CBS Drama announced, via their Facebook page, that they no longer have the rights to show Bad Girls.

It is unknown when the series will return to television, however, there is high demand for the series to be re-screened.

Bad Girls around the world[edit]

Country Broadcaster Series shown
 Australia Seven Network Series 1–3. (No plans to show Series 4–8)
UK.TV Series 1–4. (No plans to show Series 5–8)
 Belgium vtm Series 1–4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina TVSA Series 1–8
NTV Amna
 Canada OUTtv
 Estonia Kanal 2
 Finland Nelonen
 France NT1 Series 1–7
AB1 Series 1–6
 Ireland TV3 Series 1–8
 Luxembourg RTL9 Series 1–7
 Montenegro TV Vijesti Series 1–8
 New Zealand TV ONE
 Serbia Košava Series 1–4
 Sweden TV4 (Sweden) Series 1–2
 South Africa M-NET Series 1–8
 Georgia rustavi 2
 UK ITV
ITV2
ITV3 Series 1–3
Five Life Series 4
CBS Drama Series 1–8 (No longer viewing)
 USA BBC America Series 1 and 10 episodes of Series 2
LOGO Series 1–8

Home media[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Initially, Bad Girls had been released on VHS format via the Contender Entertainment Group. The first series was released in 2000, with the second series following later the same year. Subsequently, the third and fourth series were made available in 2002 and 2003, and the fifth series, which was released by 2 Entertain, was available in 2004. These had been the only series to receive VHS releases as the format became obsolete for most titles at this point.

In 2001, Contender commenced releasing the series on DVD. Series One to Four had been released by the company between 2001 and 2003, after which they did not hold the rights to any subsequent series. A box set containing the first four series was available from 2006. Each set did contain several special features including interviews, outtakes, photo galleries, deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage, and a soundtrack CD which was available with Series Three. For the first three series, they had been cropped from their originally-produced 16:9 versions and received an aspect ratio of 4:3, as they had been transfers from the VHS releases. Furthermore, each of the recap sequences at the beginning of each episode had been removed, with the exception of the first and fifth episodes from the third series. The 'Next Time' clips with had started from the end of each Series Three episode had also been removed from the DVD releases. Series Four was virtually untouched, as each episode was available in 16:9, with each recap and 'Next Time' clip package intact. As the title of each episode did not display on the original television airings, they had been included in the opening scene of each episode for the DVD releases.

Distribution company, 2 Entertain acquired the rights to release the series from 2004. Between 2004 and 2006, Series Five to Eight had been released, each bringing newly commissioned artwork, different to the previous styles. Like Series Four, each episode following this was complete and uncut, in an original aspect ratio of 16:9, with recaps and 'Next Time' scenes included. For these new releases, each episode had their series and episode number displayed below the Bad Girls title in the opening sequence. For example, 'Series 5, Episode 1' and so forth. A set comprising Series Five to Eight was made available in 2007. Special features were also included in each set.

In 2011 Acorn Media began releasing Bad Girls on DVD from the very beginning. Each series contains newly commissioned artwork, some of the series also contain less discs than in the previously releases. Series one has been given new certificate by the BBFC, previously given an '18' for disturbing scenes of violence, it has now been reduced to a '15' certificate. Also for the first time, series one to three has been released in their original widescreen format, and they contain subtitles, as does series four, which were previously not included. In 2012, Bad Girls: The Complete Collection was released on 2 July, for the first time all eight series are included in a complete boxset.

Format Year Title Release date No. of tapes/discs Contents Rating
VHS 2000 Series 1 5 June 2000 3 Episodes 1–10  18 
VHS 2000 Series 2 2 October 2000 4 Episodes 1–13  15 
DVD 2001 Series One 18 June 2001 4 Episodes 1–10  18 
DVD 2001 Series Two 1 October 2001 4 Episodes 1–13  15 
VHS 2002 Series 3 25 March 2002 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2002 Series Three 25 March 2002 5 Episodes 1–16 (includes CD)  15 
VHS 2003 Series 4 9 June 2003 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2003 Series Four 9 June 2003 5 Episodes 1–16  15 
VHS 2004 Series Five 23 August 2004 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2004 Series Five 23 August 2004 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2005 Series Six 25 June 2005 3 Episodes 1–12  15 
DVD 2006 Series Seven 7 August 2006 4 Episodes 1–13  15 
DVD 2006 Complete Series 1-4 9 October 2006 18 Episodes 1–55 (includes CD)  18 
DVD 2006 Series Eight 26 December 2006 3 Episodes 1–11  15 
DVD 2007 Series Five to Eight 22 October 2007 14 Episodes 56–107  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series One 7 February 2011 3 Episodes 1–10  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series Two 18 April 2011 4 Episodes 1–13  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series One and Two 2011 7 Episodes 1–23  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series Three 4 July 2011 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series Four 5 September 2011 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series Five 3 October 2011 4 Episodes 1–16  15 
DVD 2011 The Complete Series Six 26 December 2011 3 Episodes 1–12  15 
DVD 2012 The Complete Series Seven 20 February 2012 3 Episodes 1–13  15 
DVD 2012 The Complete Series Eight 2 April 2012 3 Episodes 1–11  15 
DVD 2012 The Complete Collection 2 July 2012 28 Episodes 1–107  15 

Australia[edit]

In Australia, each series has been released by distribution company Shock Records. All eight series have been released twice by Shock. The first releases contain the same artwork as Contender and 2Entertain's artwork in the UK, with the exception of series seven and eight which contain their own style of artwork. The new releases contain brand new artwork on all eight series. Originally, the first seven series where issued an MA15+ rating for drug use, strong violence and coarse language, with Series Eight receiving an M rating. However, for the re-releases, Series Two, Three and Four had all been re-classified and given an M rating.

Year Title Release date No. of discs Contents Rating
2003 Series One 24 March 2003 4 Episodes 1–10  MA 15+
2003 Series Two 19 May 2003 4 Episodes 1–13  MA 15+
2003 Series Three 8 September 2003 5 Episodes 1–16  MA 15+
2004 Series Four 22 April 2004 5 Episodes 1–16  MA 15+
2005 Series Five 7 March 2005 4 Episodes 1–16  MA 15+
2005 Series Six 4 July 2005 3 Episodes 1–12  MA 15+
2006 Series Seven 18 September 2006 4 Episodes 1–13  MA 15+
2007 Series Eight 1 September 2007 3 Episodes 1–11  M 
2010 The Complete Collection 10 November 2010 32 Episodes 1–107  MA 15+
2011 Series One (re-release) 12 January 2011 4 Episodes 1–10  MA 15+
2011 Series Two (re-release) 12 January 2011 4 Episodes 1–13  M 
2011 Series Three (re-release) 9 March 2011 4 Episodes 1–16  M 
2011 Series Four (re-release) 9 March 2011 5 Episodes 1–16  M 
2011 Series Five (re-release) 11 May 2011 4 Episodes 1–16  MA 15+
2011 Series Six (re-release) 11 May 2011 3 Episodes 1–12  MA 15+
2011 Series Seven (re-release) 1 June 2011 4 Episodes 1–13  MA 15+
2011 Series Eight (re-release) 1 June 2011 3 Episodes 1–11  M 

United States[edit]

Bad Girls: The Complete First Season was release in the United States on 9 May 2006 via CAPITAL ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES in a 3 DVD set. It was released in its original widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 with the recaps intact. The set also contains a 'Slang Dictionary' so that American viewers can understand the British slang in which the characters of the series use.

Reception[edit]

Early reviews of the series were generally positive. The Daily Telegraph stated that the series is "One of the biggest television drama hits of recent years" and that it was "Almost embarrassingly gripping", while The Observer said that it is a "Jewel in the Crown of prime time ITV" and that "Network executives must be thankful they have a rare, if unexpected success in Bad Girls." They also said that it is "Less cosy than other dramas... no sick animals or people are healed." DVD Monthly reviewed the series and cited that "Bad Girls is a brilliant drama about life in a ladies prison. It's gritty, well written and fully merits the phrase 'hard hitting'" and that it "Makes compulsive viewing and does so with a level of intelligence and honesty".

Ratings[edit]

Series 1
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
1 June 1999
7,990,000
17
2
8 June 1999
7,390,000
16
3
15 June 1999
6,360,000
18
4
22 June 1999
6,860,000
17
5
29 June 1999
7,050,000
19
6
6 July 1999
7,020,000
14
7
13 July 1999
7,670,000
12
8
20 July 1999
7,600,000
15
9
27 July 1999
7,320,000
12
10
3 August 1999
7,660,000
14

Series 1
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 7.8/10 7.8/10 stars 8.3/10 8.3/10 stars
2 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars 7.7/10 7.7/10 stars
3 7.0/10 7.0/10 stars 7.8/10 7.8/10 stars
4 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 8.7/10 8.7/10 stars
5 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars 8.8/10 8.8/10 stars
6 7.7/10 7.7/10 stars 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars
7 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars
8 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
9 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 8.8/10 8.8/10 stars
10 7.9/10 7.9/10 stars 8.3/10 8.3/10 stars

Series 2
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
4 April 2000
9,440,000
14
2
11 April 2000
8,530,000
13
3
18 April 2000
8,210,000
11
4
25 April 2000
8,120,000
12
5
2 May 2000
8,260,000
16
6
9 May 2000
7,700,000
11
7
16 May 2000
9,300,000
11
8
23 May 2000
8,980,000
8
9
30 May 2000
9,490,000
9
10
6 June 2000
9,240,000
10
11
13 June 2000
9,130,000
8
12
27 June 2000
8,500,000
8
13
4 July 2000
8,810,000
10

Series 2
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
2 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars 9.1/10 9.1/10 stars
3 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 8.5/10 8.5/10 stars
4 7.0/10 7.0/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
5 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 8.6/10 8.6/10 stars
6 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 8.6/10 8.6/10 stars
7 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
8 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars
9 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
10 6.6/10 6.6/10 stars 9.2/10 9.2/10 stars
11 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 9.8/10 9.8/10 stars
12 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars 8.5/10 8.5/10 stars
13 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 9.9/10 9.9/10 stars

Series 3
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
20 March 2001
9,420,000
16
2
27 March 2001
8,490,000
17
3
3 April 2001
8,590,000
14
4
10 April 2001
9,100,000
12
5
17 April 2001
8,600,000
14
6
24 April 2001
8,840,000
13
7
1 May 2001
8,510,000
11
8
8 May 2001
9,140,000
6
9
15 May 2001
9,100,000
9
10
22 May 2001
8,400,000
6
11
29 May 2001
8,600,000
11
12
5 June 2001
8,410,000
9
13
12 June 2001
8,460,000
13
14
19 June 2001
8,180,000
10
15
26 June 2001
8,120,000
11
16
3 July 2001
8,150,000
10

Series 3
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 8.5/10 8.5/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars
2 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 6.6/10 6.6/10 stars
3 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
4 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 8.6/10 8.6/10 stars
5 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
6 6.3/10 6.3/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
7 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars
8 8.3/10 8.3/10 stars 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
9 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars
10 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
11 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars
12 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
13 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
14 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
15 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars
16 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars

Series 4
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
28 February 2002
7,560,000
13
2
7 March 2002
6,830,000
17
3
14 March 2002
7,300,000
15
4
21 March 2002
7,330,000
12
5
28 March 2002
6,820,000
15
6
4 April 2002
6,990,000
16
7
11 April 2002
6,920,000
17
8
18 April 2002
7,100,000
18
9
25 April 2002
7,120,000
14
10
2 May 2002
6,900,000
11
11
9 May 2002
7,430,000
11
12
16 May 2002
7,120,000
12
13
23 May 2002
7,350,000
12
14
30 May 2002
6,590,000
14
15
6 June 2002
6,330,000
14
16
13 June 2002
7,130,000
13

Series 4
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
2 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
3 7.2/10 7.2/10 stars 9.1/10 9.1/10 stars
4 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
5 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars
6 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars
7 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
8 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
9 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
10 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars
11 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 9.0/10 9.0/10 stars
12 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars
13 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars
14 6.3/10 6.3/10 stars 7.9/10 7.9/10 stars
15 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars
16 7.1/10 7.1/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars

Series 5
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
8 May 2003
8,360,000
17
2
15 May 2003
7,880,000
15
3
22 May 2003
7,630,000
12
4
29 May 2003
6,920,000
11
5
5 June 2003
7,100,000
14
6
12 June 2003
6,620,000
12
7
19 June 2003
6,760,000
12
8
26 June 2003
6,360,000
14
9
3 July 2003
6,530,000
13
10
10 July 2003
6,570,000
13
11
17 July 2003
6,570,000
13
12
24 July 2003
6,530,000
15
13
31 July 2003
6,560,000
15
14
7 August 2003
6,430,000
14
15
14 August 2003
6,540,000
14
16
21 August 2003
6,780,000
13

Series 5
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 9.0/10 9.0/10 stars
2 N/A 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
3 N/A 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
4 N/A 5.0/10 5.0/10 stars
5 N/A 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars
6 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars
7 6.6/10 6.6/10 stars 7.6/10 7.6/10 stars
8 6.1/10 6.1/10 stars 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
9 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 7.8/10 7.8/10 stars
10 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
11 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 8.9/10 8.9/10 stars
12 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 8.8/10 8.8/10 stars
13 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars
14 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 9.0/10 9.0/10 stars
15 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars
16 6.2/10 6.2/10 stars 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars

Series 6
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
14 April 2004
7,940,000
14
2
21 April 2004
8,250,000
13
3
28 April 2004
7,510,000
15
4
5 May 2004
7,780,000
11
5
10 May 2004
7,750,000
13
6
17 May 2004
7,870,000
11
7
18 May 2004
7,220,000
19
8
19 May 2004
7,800,000
14
9
2 August 2004
6,270,000
10
10
9 August 2004
5,920,000
15
11
16 August 2004
5,570,000
15
12
23 August 2004
6,670,000
12

Series 6
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 6.9/10 6.9/10 stars 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
2 N/A 8.4/10 8.4/10 stars
3 N/A 9.1/10 9.1/10 stars
4 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars
5 7.4/10 7.4/10 stars 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars
6 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars
7 6.7/10 6.7/10 stars 9.1/10 9.1/10 stars
8 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars
9 6.6/10 6.6/10 stars 9.2/10 9.2/10 stars
10 6.3/10 6.3/10 stars 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
11 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 9.0/10 9.0/10 stars
12 6.6/10 6.6/10 stars 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars

Series 7
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
10 May 2005
6,210,000
12
2
17 May 2005
6,050,000
17
3
24 May 2005
5,640,000
15
4
31 May 2005
5,050,000
20
5
7 June 2005
4,840,000
20
6
14 June 2005
5,560,000
14
7
21 June 2005
5,180,000
15
8
28 June 2005
4,800,000
18
9
5 July 2005
5,510,000
16
10
12 July 2005
5,780,000
16
11
19 July 2005
5,580,000
15
12
26 July 2005
5,490,000
15
13
19 December 2005
7,160,000
13

Series 7
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 8.9/10 8.9/10 stars
2 N/A 8.9/10 8.9/10 stars
3 6.0/10 6.0/10 stars 8.0/10 8.0/10 stars
4 N/A 8.8/10 8.8/10 stars
5 N/A 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
6 N/A 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
7 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 9.8/10 9.8/10 stars
8 N/A 9.2/10 9.2/10 stars
9 N/A 8.8/10 8.8/10 stars
10 N/A 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars
11 N/A 9.8/10 9.8/10 stars
12 N/A 9.1/10 9.1/10 stars
13 N/A 8.7/10 8.7/10 stars

Series 8
Television ratings

Episode Date Total Viewers ITV Weekly Ranking
1
13 July 2006
5,400,000
11
2
20 July 2006
4,470,000
14
3
27 July 2006
4,410,000
15
4
3 August 2006
4,180,000
16
5
10 August 2006
4,280,000
15
6
17 August 2006
4,870,000
15
7
24 August 2006
5,000,000
17
8
31 August 2006
4,560,000
17
9
7 September 2006
4,620,000
18
10
14 September 2006
4,980,000
22
11
20 December 2006
5,130,000
16

Series 8
Online ratings

Episode IMDb rating TV.com rating
1 7.3/10 7.3/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars
2 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 9.2/10 9.2/10 stars
3 6.5/10 6.5/10 stars 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
4 6.8/10 6.8/10 stars 9.6/10 9.6/10 stars
5 7.0/10 7.0/10 stars 9.4/10 9.4/10 stars
6 N/A 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars
7 7.5/10 7.5/10 stars 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars
8 N/A 9.5/10 9.5/10 stars
9 N/A 9.3/10 9.3/10 stars
10 5.6/10 5.6/10 stars 9.7/10 9.7/10 stars
11 6.4/10 6.4/10 stars 8.7/10 8.7/10 stars

Accolades[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Television Awards

  • Nomination: Most Popular Actress — Debra Stephenson (2000)
  • Won: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2000)
  • Nomination: Most Popular Actress — Debra Stephenson (2001)
  • Won: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2001)
  • Nominated: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2002)
  • Nominated: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2003)
  • Nominated: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2004)
  • Nominated: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2005)
  • Nominated: Most Popular Drama — Bad Girls (2006)

TV Quick Awards

  • Won: Best Loved Drama — Bad Girls (2000)
  • Won: Best Loved Drama — Bad Girls (2001)
  • Won: Best Actress — Debra Stephenson (2001)
  • Won: Best Loves Drama — Bad Girls (2002)
  • Won: Best Actress — Claire King (2002)
  • Won: Best Loved Drama — Bad Girls (2003)
  • Won: Best Actress — Claire King (2003)
  • Won: Best Actor — Jack Ellis (2004)

Other media[edit]

Bad Girls: The Musical[edit]

A musical comedy adaptation, based on the characters and storylines of series 1, including the events of the death of inmate, Rachel Hicks, and the relationship between Wing Governor Helen Stewart and lifer, Nikki Wade. The musical originates with the same creative staff which worked on the television program. Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus, of Shed Productions, are the book writers of the musical, and Kath Gotts, composer for Bad Girls series 2 – 4, is the composer-lyricist. The first full production of the musical premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in May – June 2006. A West End production began a run at the Garrick Theatre in August 2007, closing in November 2007 (four months earlier than intended). A DVD version of the musical has since been released. A national tour of Bad Girls The Musical has been ruled out.

Bad Girls Most Wanted[edit]

In 2004, following the Series Six finale of Bad Girls on ITV1, a special was broadcast on ITV2 - Bad Girls Most Wanted, which was hosted by Jack Ellis. It counted down the top ten 'most wanted' prisoners from the first six series as voted for by viewers in the UK.

The list included:

Rank Character
10
Tina O'Kane
9
The Two Julies
8
Natalie Buxton
7
Phyl & Bev: The Costa Cons
6
Denny Blood
5
Kris Yates
4
Darlene Cake
3
Nikki Wade
2
Shell Dockley
1
Yvonne Atkins[2]

Book[edit]

Bad Girls: The Inside Story, a companion book to the show was written by Jodi Reynolds and Jamie McCallum and published on 8 May 2001 and was to coincide with the third series of Bad girls, which was currently being broadcast at the time, and at its peak of popularity. The text is a guide to Larkhall prison's G-wing and its most notorious inmates, with additional information on the show. The book is currently out-of-print as of 6 February 2002. ISBN 978-00-0711-548-8

Proposed American version[edit]

HBO is developing a U.S. remake, with the same characters and same storylines. Shed Productions has been involved in talks since as early as 2002 regarding a US version of Bad Girls. In 2006 it was announced that FX would be bringing an American version of Bad Girls to US screens, but Shed subsequently vetoed FX's original pilot script after the show was given a "really gritty and unpleasant" feel like that of Oz.[3]

In 2008, Eileen Gallagher, CEO of Shed Productions’ parent company Shed Media, announced that HBO bought the rights to the show from FX. HBO's version of Bad Girls is being developed with creative input from Six Feet Under writer Alan Ball, and it will be written by Nancy Oliver and Raelle Tucker. According to Gallagher, the HBO team will be sticking very closely to the characters and story lines from the original show.[4]

In February 2012, it was confirmed that NBC would be developing an American remake version of Bad Girls. The pilot episode is expected to be aired in either 2014 or 2015.[5] As of 2015, no release date has been confirmed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sky 149 Freesat 134". CBS Drama. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Bad Girls Most Wanted - #1 Yvonne Atkins". YouTube. 28 June 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bad Girls: HBO locks in deal for US version of ITV prison drama ", MediaGuardian.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Interview With Eileen Gallagher", AfterEllen.com.
  5. ^ Published Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 16:34 GMT (2012-02-01). "'Bad Girls' remake picked up to pilot by NBC - US TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 

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