7.7
41 votes
Bad Girls

Bad Girls

ITV 1999

Step inside HMP Larkhall and meet the women of G-Wing, who've committed various offences that range from shoplifting to murder. Bad Girls shows what life is like for these women in the 'inside world' and also shows the real-life problems (and maybe behaviour!) of the officers who watch them!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Bad Girls

Bad Girls - S8E11

#1 - Christmas Special 2006

8.56

Season 8 - Episode 11

Christmas is not Sylvia Hollamby’s favourite time of year and this year isn’t going to be any different. With all the drains on G Wing overflowing, everyone’s wondering what’s causing it and when a decomposed hand rises to the surface could Natalie have been found? Hollamby gets a surprise visit from a face from the past ...

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Bad Girls from 18 votes.

Bad Girls - S6E8

#2 - Series 6 - Episode 8

8.33

Season 6 - Episode 8

After being arrested for murder, Tanya is questioned about poisoning Al, but the case against her looks weak and other inmates are soon pulled in for questioning. When the poison is traced back to the rhubarb, the Costa Cons try to get rid of incriminating evidence - but it appears to be too late. The Julies enjoy a birthday party to remember. Frances and Tanya forge an unlikely alliance when a plan to get to Tanya comes to light

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Bad Girls from 12 votes.

Bad Girls - S7E13

#3 - Christmas Special

8.33

Season 7 - Episode 13

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The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Bad Girls from 15 votes.

Bad Girls - S8E8

#4 - Series 8 - Episode 8

8.27

Season 8 - Episode 8

Still in shock after killing a man during her bungled bank hold-up, Tina O'Kane is returned to Larkhall and tries to take her own life. Pat Kerrigan realises that she will have to move Natalie's corpse from the tumble dryer in the laundry. Lou Stoke is furious with Dr Rowan Dunlop for leading her on. Janine Nebeski is desperate for more action with PO Donny Kimber - but he decides that the relationship has to stop. Lou's druggy sister Vicky gets a job teaching music in G-Wing.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Bad Girls from 15 votes.

Bad Girls - S6E11

#5 - Series 6 - Episode 11

8.22

Season 6 - Episode 11

The plans for Di and Jim's wedding go ahead with bride and groom unaware that Neil Grayling and Karen Betts are secretly planning to ruin Jim's life. Karen finally finds a piece of evidence, while Sylvia tries to find a ""plus one"" for Di's wedding. Milly is about to confess to the murder of her father - for which Kris was put away for life... But will a tragedy and a serious accident change events?!

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Bad Girls from 18 votes.

Bad Girls - S8E1

#6 - Series 8 - Episode 1

8.18

Season 8 - Episode 1

Governor Joy Masterton is disgusted when her new deputy, Lou Stoke, turns up for her first day at Larkhall reeking of booze and the worse for wear. A new inmate arrives - Emira Al Jahani, the wife of a suspected terrorist bomber. The girls treat her with contempt, but Natalie discovers that she's a chemistry student and has soon bullied her into constructing a drugs laboratory. The others jump to the conclusion that Emira is planning a chemical attack and panic ensues.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Bad Girls from 17 votes.

Bad Girls - S5E7

#7 - Episode Seven

8.10

Season 5 - Episode 7

Snowball met up with Ritchie for a final visit, but all doesn't go according to plan! Christopher Biggins was held hostage by the inmates who were protesting about privatisation. Neil discovers who had been vandalising his car and desk but got a shock announcement from Di when he threatened to have a 'coming out party' on the wing! The Costa Cons were moved to an open prison but left their 'Chateux Larkhall' behind! Yvonne met up with the POs in riot gear...and got a terrible shock as she walked past the visiting room! Eric Bostock made a decision on whether or not his company would privatise Larkhall...

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Bad Girls from 21 votes.

Bad Girls - S5E15

#8 - Episode Fifteen

8.07

Season 5 - Episode 15

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Bad Girls from 14 votes.

Bad Girls - S6E12

#9 - Series 6 - Episode 12

8.07

Season 6 - Episode 12

Kris Yates has made a dramatic escape from Larkhall prison and her lover Selena is in the spotlight for being her accomplice. In the final episode of the current series, Karen Betts is relieved to have some evidence against Jim Fenner. But when it's dismissed as weak, Karen panics, could she end up behind bars for a crime she didn't commit? Tina O' Kane is convinced she's pregnant and is naively planning a rosy future with Benjamin once she is released. Soon Bev and Phyl conjure up a seance for Tina to contact dead Al to tell her all the good news. The lights are dimmed and wide-eyed Tina and Darlene are soon treated to the gruff, Scottish accent voice of Al coming from the mouth of Bev. But there is trouble ahead when Darlene is told the name of the murderer. Soon an almighty fight breaks out on G-wing when six-footer Darlene Cake and Natalie Buxton fight for their lives. Meanwhile, Selena is delighted to find runaway Kris but is duty-bound to hand her to the authorities. Will Selena

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Bad Girls from 15 votes.

Bad Girls - S7E1

#10 - Series 7 - Episode 1

8.07

Season 7 - Episode 1

Jim receives a taste of his own medicine in a prison cell of his own... How will he get out of this situation!? On G-Wing, Governor Neil Grayling starts to make changes and announces that he will take full responsibility for the wing. Two newcomers arrive - Janine is furious with her partner-in-crime Arun for confessing to their credit card scam. Tina O'Kane hates her new freedom and tries her best to get back inside... but will she end up on G-wing or on another wing? Bev and Phyl plan to teach Bodybag a lesson. Top Dog Natalie Buxton is rubbing up her fellow inmates the wrong way.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Bad Girls from 15 votes.

Bad Girls - S7E12
#11 - Series 7 - Episode 12
8.07
Season 7 - Episode 12

Di (Tracey Wilkinson) has been accused of murdering Jim Fenner (Jack Ellis) and no one believes she is innocent. Di soon finds herself on the wrong side of the bars at Larkhall. How can she survive amongst the women she used to reign over? Her former colleague Sylvia Hollamby (Helen Fraser) is unsure of how to react when Di arrives at the prison, she wants to be her friend but is not totally convinced of her innocence. Meanwhile, Natalie Buxton (Dannielle Brent) is excited, it’s her long awaited day out on release and Kevin Spiers (Andrew Scarborough) has the honour of escorting her. Smug Natalie thinks she’s got an escape all worked out, especially as her guard is the dishy Kevin Spiers. But Kevin isn’t an idiot and Natalie is going to have to come up with something very special to pull the wool over his eyes. Kevin is a game player, has she met her match? Julie J (Kika Mirylees) is still determined to plead guilty for murdering Jim – he got what he deserved. But her friend Julie S (V

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Bad Girls from 15 votes.

Bad Girls - S7E8
#12 - Series 7 - Episode 8
8.06
Season 7 - Episode 8

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The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Bad Girls from 16 votes.

#13 - Episode Four
8.05
Season 5 - Episode 4

Grayling and Fenner both ingratiate themselves with Eric Bostock as the prison prepares for privatisation. Buki's campaign to be reunited with her child gets off to a bad start. Snowball has another escape plan up her sleeve, involving raw chicken - will Di be duped?! Phyl and Bev's business ventures continue to expand on a daily basis as they add Bodybag to their list of satisfied customers. Shell gives birth, which puts a spanner in the works of her arrangement with Fenner...resulting in his most evil cover story to date!!!

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Bad Girls from 20 votes.

#14 - Back From the Brink
8.00
Season 3 - Episode 1

This episode picks up where series 2 ended. Jim's enjoyment in Shell's cell soon comes to an end as she violently stabbed him with the broken bottle - Karen heared his screams and called in all available staff. Despite her protests, Helen drove Nikki back to Larkhall and was reassured of her ability to do so when she heared about the mayhem on the wing. After numerous attemps to make Shell give in, The officers (now in full riot uniform) stormed into the cell and finally overpowered Shell and got Jim out. Shell was then taken down the block. Helen smuggled Nikki back to her cell and because of the mayhem upstairs, no-one noticed! As the episode ends, we see Jim flat-lining on the stretcher, with Marilyn screaming and Dr Nicholson trying in vein to resuscitate him...!

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Bad Girls from 24 votes.

#15 - Series 6 - Episode 1
8.00
Season 6 - Episode 1

As the inmates are celebreating Yvonne's escape, Selena and Kris plan an escape. Fenner is haunted by what he did 6 weeks ago. New inmates Frances Allen, Natalie Buxton and Darlene Cake arrive at Larkhall and cause ructions when Natalie's true crime is revealed. Much to Natalie's delight, Frances protects her and proves to be a loyal friend! As Kris' escape plan is implemented, she follows Yvonne's escape route but a shocking discovery makes her drop her keys... she has no choice but to return to G-Wing and tell Neil what she has found. Colin's heroin addict seems to have gotten worse! Neil makes a sad and touching announcement to the girls on the wing. He then decides to demote Di from her wing-governor position in favour for a fresh face. The officers are amazed as their new wing-governor walks in... it's Frances!

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Bad Girls from 17 votes.

#16 - The Set-Up
7.96
Season 2 - Episode 7

Karen informed the staff of what Helen's new job would entail. Yvonne received a calendar from Charlie, featuring the photographs of Jim, at the golf course, taking the money. Zandra suffered a fit and is taken to the hospital for tests. Yvonne summoned Fenner to her cell to show him the ""4 developments"";- Photos of him and Charlie with the money. She informs him she wants out of Larkhall, he had no option but to comply. Yvonne wanted the car that she would be in to be held up for her to escape, but that isn't to be - Charlie was really arrested before she left Larkhall - she left anyway and tried to escape from a toilet window on the way to the 'hospital' - Jim latched on to her idea when he reads in a newspaper that Charlie has been arrested, and stopped Yvonne escaping. Helen secretly photocopied Niki's file.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Bad Girls from 24 votes.

Bad Girls - S1E9
#17 - Pay Back Time
7.96
Season 1 - Episode 9

Shell told Crystal that she wanted her to write an article to a newspaper about the drugs problem at Larkhall - this got Crystal into trouble with Helen and Helen into trouble with Stubberfield. Shell also revealed to Crystal that she wanted to set up Lorna. She persuaded Lorna to bring her some perfume that had some very well hidden drugs inside - Lorna didn't notice them but Helen certainly did when Shell showed her! Lorna got the sack! Shell was therefore very unpopular on G-Wing. Monica planned suicide but was talked out of it by Nikki and a new inmate, Yvonne Atkins arrived.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Bad Girls from 23 votes.

Bad Girls - S5E6
#18 - Episode Six
7.95
Season 5 - Episode 6

Di comes up with a bizarre artificial insemination plan when Neil refuses to sleep with her. Phyl and Bev's latest scam is the production of Chateau Larkhall. Neil takes a risk by appointing Snowball as his orderly, Hedges steals some confiscated drugs and Karen tries to scupper Jim's chances of promotion after larkhall is privatised. Also, Yvonne discovers Colin's secret.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Bad Girls from 21 votes.

Bad Girls - S1E10
#19 - Love Hurts
7.93
Season 1 - Episode 10

In the final episode of the first series, we saw a petition being passed around to bring back open visits, which were banned earlier by Stubberfield after he heard about the drug problem. Yvonne wanted to make Sylvia sign so she set up a Gospel choir. Eventually the plan worked and Sylvia signed...just to stop the terrible music! Shell told Fenner that she could fix him like she did Lorna Rose. This infuriated him, making him bang her head against a wall. She got back in his good books by writing some kind of letter to Mrs Fenner - we'll have to wait until the next series to find out the letter's content. Monica wanted to commit suicide again and took the drugs - Nikki saved her life but doesnt tell Helen in case it affected Monica's upcoming appeal. Monica won her appeal and, after being released, delivered a speech on TV about the women in prison, which made even the hardest inmates cry! Helen then ran straight from court to the tailors, where Sean was trying on his wedding suit, and

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Bad Girls from 28 votes.

#20 - Series 8 - Episode 10
7.90
Season 8 - Episode 10

Entrepreneur and interior design goddess Catherine Earlham makes an appearance on This Morning with Fern and Phillip before her court case. Could this darling of the media really have stolen from a pension fund? Janine is pregnant with Donny's baby, but he thinks she should have a termination. Bodybag is strutting around G-Wing, putting her stamp on the place. Phyl and Bev have fallen out - new inmate Catherine has come between them. Darlene is transfixed by Catherine - but she's being used.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Bad Girls from 20 votes.

Last updated: jan 29, 2021

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Totally underrated series about female prisoners - OITNB and Wentworth eat your heart out. Helen Stewart and Nikki Wade's storyline was a joy to watch.. and I guess ahead of its time!

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