Bad Girls (series 2)

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Bad Girls (series 2)
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Re-release DVD
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 4 April – 4 July 2000
Series chronology
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Series 1
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Series 3

The second series of Bad Girls began on ITV1 on 4 April 2000. The first episode, "Tug of Love", opened with 9.44 million viewers. The ninth episode of series two, "The Leaving", was the highest rated episode of the entire run of the series between 1999 and 2006, with 9.49 million viewers. The second series ended on 4 July 2000; it consists of 13 episodes.

The second series picks up several weeks after the last. Helen Stewart is long overdue to return to work after taking leave and Fenner is acting wing governor until her return. Shell and Fenner's affair reaches a head when he discovers Shell has been writing and phoning his wife and told her of their affair. Helen discovers Nikki is innocent of contacting Fenner wife, as Shell originally had Fenner believing it was Nikki. Fenner attacks Shell for deceiving him, which causes conflict between Helen and Mr. Stubberfield as Helen believers that Fenner did attack Shell, the conflict causes Helen to resign and brings her closer to Nikki, but she later returns to run the lifer's unit. New officer Karen Betts accepts the role of G-Wing governor. Zandra gives birth to a baby boy but her happiness is short lived as her ex fiancé, Robin applies for custody and things get worse for her as she receives devastating news. Yvonne begins to do deals with Fenner, Denny gets in contact with her estranged mother, Jessie, and Julie Johnston discovers her kids are back in England and gets in touch.

Main cast[edit]

Cast Character
Simone Lahbib Helen Stewart
Mandana Jones Nikki Wade
Debra Stephenson Shell Dockley
Claire King Karen Betts
Jack Ellis Jim Fenner
Lara Cazalet Zandra Plackett
Alicya Eyo Denny Blood
Joe Shaw Dominic McAllister
Helen Fraser Sylvia Hollamby
Sharon Duncan Brewster Crystal Gordon
Linda Henry Yvonne Atkins
Victoria Alcock Julie Saunders
Kika Mirylees Julie Johnston
Lindsey Fawcett Shaz Wylie
Isabelle Amyes Barbara Hunt
Tracey Wilkinson Di Barker

Guest cast[edit]

Recurring cast:

Guest cast:

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date UK viewers
(millions)
11 1 "Tug of Love" Mike Adams Maureen Chadwick 4 April 2000 (2000-04-04) 9.44
Zandra has her baby and goes to desperate lengths to keep him when she fights with another mother, who is pushing drugs. Helen returns just as Fenner is getting comfortable as G-Wing Governor but it gets worse as Shell phones Fenner's wife and tells her exactly what he's been up to.
12 2 "Shit Happens" Mike Adams Martin Allen 11 April 2000 (2000-04-11) 8.53
New officer, Karen Betts, starts at Larkhall and reveals that she and Fenner have history. Helen is torn between duty and desire as she battles to hide her true feelings from Nikki, when she has no option but to transfer her to another prison after she slaps Dominic. Fenner discovers Shell's deceit and his anger knows no bounds but his wife wants him gone.
13 3 "Visiting Time" Laurence Moody Mark Wadlow 18 April 2000 (2000-04-18) 8.21
Julie J discovers that her children are back in England but Hollamby spoils the reunion party. Karen is given the cold shoulder by some officers for reporting Fenner's attack on Shell and Karen takes over as Wing Governor and shows him how unsentimental she can be.
14 4 "Looking For Love" Laurence Moody Jayne Hoillinson 25 April 2000 (2000-04-25) 8.12
New officer, Di Barker, arrives from D-Wing as Jim's replacement. Denny gets the chance to visit her mum on the outside and her dreams for their future are shattered and Yvonne is left to comfort her. Sylvia helps Jim clear his name and he returns to G Wing with Shell thinking they will get back together, but for now it's no more Mr. Nice Guy. Yvonne and Fenner make a deal.
15 5 "Mistaken Identity" Laurence Moody Maureen Chadwick 2 May 2000 (2000-05-02) 8.26
Mad Tessa, a nightmare from the past, returns to haunt Karen, and only Fenner can save her. New inmate Barbara Hunt goes through hell in a case of mistaken identity. Zandra complains of headaches and collapses, only Crystal believes it is not drug related. Yvonne keeps up her end of the bargain, but does Fenner?
16 6 "Losing It" Jim O'Hanlon Martin Allen 9 May 2000 (2000-05-09) 7.70
Shell starts to crack and makes allegations against all the male officers causing all the women to join in, she starts to bully Barbara. The Julies make it happen for Josh and Crystal. Karen punishes Hollamby with a harsh fitness regime. Nikki gets a visit from Helen.
17 7 "The Set-Up" Jim O'Hanlon Phil Ford 16 May 2000 (2000-05-16) 9.30
Yvonne's daughter arrives with tragic news about her father, but she is not pretending. Fenner thwarts Yvonne's escape attempt in the nick of time. Helen's new role gives her the opportunity to re-open Nikki's case. Zandra's illness is finally - and tragically - diagnosed.
18 8 "Babes Behind Bars" Jim O'Hanlon Maureen Chadwick 23 May 2000 (2000-05-23) 8.98
Crystal risks losing Josh to stay in prison with Zandra. Babs and Nikki grow marijuana to cure Zandra's pain. Shell confronts her mother about her past abuse. Yvonne launches her new money making scheme.
19 9 "The Leaving" Mike Adams Jayne Hoillinson 30 May 2000 (2000-05-30) 9.49
The women mourn the loss of a true friend and Denny falls for the new arrival, Shaz Wylie. Shell bites off more than she can chew when she takes on Barbara, resulting in a broken wrist.
20 10 "Family Plan" Mike Adams Phil Ford 6 June 2000 (2000-06-06) 9.24
Shell doesn't want anyone to know who broke her wrist. Shaz and Denny cause havoc on the wing with some on Shaz's tricks. Yvonne's deadly rival, Renee Williams turns up on G-Wing, armed with a blade. The Two Julies' madcap plan to have a baby goes yoghurt-pot up.
21 11 "Rough Justice" Mike Adams Ann McManus 13 June 2000 (2000-06-13) 9.13
Renee attacks Yvonne in the bathroom but Nikki saves Yvonne before she does any real damage. Crystal, Shell, Denny, Shaz, Yvonne, Nikki, The Julies have all witnessed Renee's methods of dealing with people so everyone is a suspect when Renee bites the dust. Helen has some fantastic news for Nikki. Fenner's wife frees him to pursue Karen.
22 12 "Facing Up" Laurence Moody Ann McManus 20 June 2000 (2000-06-20) 8.50
After meeting the widow of one of her victims, Shaz is forced to face the consequences of her crime. Nikki's jealousy destroys her relationship with Helen and she harms herself while gardening. Karen comes to visit Fenner and they grow closer.
23 13 "Oh What a Night!" Laurence Moody Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick 4 July 2000 (2000-07-04) 8.81
Nikki risks it all for one night with Helen. Jim blows it with Karen and ends up at Shell's mercy. Hollamby has an 'ecstatic' anniversary party thanks to an illegal gift from the girls on G-Wing. Crystal is released but Josh is not waiting at the gate.

Release[edit]

Original UK DVD

The second series of Bad Girls was originally released in the UK on VHS in four volumes. The DVD was released in the UK on 1 October 2001. It was re-released on 7 February 2011 in brand new packaging. On the same day it was released in a boxset along with series one.[1] On 9 October 2006, it was released as part of a series one-four boxset.

In Australia, series two was released on 26 May 2003 in the same cover packaging as the UK. The second release for series two was in the complete series one-eight boxset - "The Complete Collection", which was released on 10 November 2010.[2] It was also released as a separate edition from the complete boxset on 12 January 2011.

Bad Girls: Series Two
Set Details Special Features
  • 13 Episodes
  • 4-disc set
  • 4:3 Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio (re-release)
  • Subtitles: No
  • English (Stereo)
  • Gallery One: Behind the Scenes
  • Gallery Two: The National TV Awards
  • Bad Girls in South Africa: Simone and Mandana's Trailers - Uncut
  • Bad Girls in South Africa: Documentary
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Producer Biographies
Release dates
United Kingdom Australia
1 October 2001
7 February 2011 (re-release)
26 May 2003
12 January 2011 (re-release)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bad Girls: Series 1 & 2: Box Set: Hmv Exclusive". hmv.com. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bad Girls (1999) - The Complete Collection: Uncut (32 Disc Box Set)". ezydvd.com.au. Archived from the original on 11 April 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 

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