The BEST Episodes of Bad Girls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 5, 2020

Network: ITV1

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!

Christmas Special 2006

#1 - Christmas Special 2006

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 20, 2006

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 ...

star 8.56
18 votes
Directors: Laurence Moody
Writers: Phil Ford
Series 6 - Episode 8

#2 - Series 6 - Episode 8

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired May 19, 2004

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

star 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Phil Ford
Christmas Special

#3 - Christmas Special

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 1, 2006


star 8.33
15 votes
Series 8 - Episode 8

#4 - Series 8 - Episode 8

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 31, 2006

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.

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Jim Loach
Writers: Phil Ford
Series 8 - Episode 1

#5 - Series 8 - Episode 1

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 13, 2006

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.

star 8.18
17 votes
Writers: Liz Lake
Episode Seven

#6 - Episode Seven

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 19, 2003

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...

star 8.10
21 votes
Directors: A. J. Quinn
Writers: Jaden Clark
Episode Fifteen

#7 - Episode Fifteen

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 14, 2003

star 8.07
14 votes
Directors: Julie Edwards
Writers: Di Burrows
Series 7 - Episode 1

#8 - Series 7 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired May 10, 2005

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.

star 8.07
15 votes
Series 7 - Episode 12

#9 - Series 7 - Episode 12

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2005

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

star 8.07
15 votes
Series 7 - Episode 8

#10 - Series 7 - Episode 8

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 28, 2005


star 8.06
16 votes
Episode Four

#11 - Episode Four

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired May 29, 2003

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!!!

star 8.05
20 votes
Pay Back Time

#12 - Pay Back Time

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 27, 1999

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.

star 8.04
24 votes
Love Hurts

#13 - Love Hurts

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 3, 1999

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

star 8.00
29 votes
Directors: Mike Adams
Writers: Phil Ford
Series 6 - Episode 1

#14 - Series 6 - Episode 1

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 14, 2004

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!

star 8.00
17 votes
Directors: Nigel Douglas
Writers: Di Burrows, Paul Mousley
Episode Six

#15 - Episode Six

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 12, 2003

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.

star 7.95
21 votes
Directors: A. J. Quinn
Writers: Liz Lake
Battle Lines

#16 - Battle Lines

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired May 9, 2002

Neil was forced to make Sylvia wing governor when Karen turned down the post. Neil and Sylvia were horrified to see prison inspectors by the gate - they were even more horrified when the inspectors saw the disasterous loss of the canteen! Shaz organised a fight with Al in the gymn but at the last minute, Maxi took Al's place, determined to get her reputation back! Mark discovered that Buki's baby was still alive and had been adopted. Babs seemed to be getting very friendly with Henry, the new prison vicar. After losing spectacularly to Shaz, Maxi killed herself, with Al's help, by choking herself with tissue paper!...Sylvia, faced with another day of inspections, forced the Julies to help her move Maxi's body away from the inspectors so they wouldn't see it! Neil told Jim that he'd promote Mark to a higher position at another prison so that he was away from Karen...but only if he asked ""very nicely!""

star 7.95
20 votes
Directors: David Holroyd
Writers: Jaime Caruana
Series 8 - Episode 10

#17 - Series 8 - Episode 10

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2006

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.

star 7.90
20 votes
Directors: Lance Kneeshaw
Writers: Harriet Warner
Series 7 - Episode 2

#18 - Series 7 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired May 17, 2005

Jim uses all his manipulative skills to get himself out of jail, but will Di realsie he is using her? Everyone on G-Wing is up in arms about the extortion racket Natalie Buxton and her sidekick Darlene Cake are running. Jim blackmails Neil Grayling into giving him the Wing Governor's job, and starts by sacking the two Julies from the kitchen. Phyl and Bev jump at the chance to replace them, but they're unprepared for all the hard work. Sylvia is sure that she has a mysterious illness - Dr Nicholson is unterested until a letter arrives for Sylvia...!

star 7.89
19 votes
Episode Twelve

#19 - Episode Twelve

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 24, 2003

Outgoing wing-governor, Karen, does her best to save her job while working out her notice. Jim gets impatient with Tina because she isn't getting his photographic evidence quick enough. Noreen Biggs returns to Larkhall and is ill... will she keep a financial promise to Sylvia?! After advice from Noreen, Tina decided that Jim was using here and so helped Yvonne get evidence of her and Jim at it...which Yvonne promptly gave to Karen! Neil finally told the G-Wing staff the truth about his marriage to Di. Sylvia got what she deserved from Noreen while Di wasted no time in finding a new name to write on her mirror!

star 7.89
18 votes
Series 8 - Episode 2

#20 - Series 8 - Episode 2

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 20, 2006

Janine Nebeski's father gives Janine a surprise visit and blames her for her mother's death. Lou Stoke manages to convince him to allow Janine to attend her mother's funeral. However, Natalie Buxton seizes the opportunity to force Janine to smuggle drugs into Larkhall. Phyl is sent to hospital with a bullet wound but soon starts to blackmail her psychiatrist. Lou goes to a strip club followed by Joy Masterton. Donny is pressurised to find Emira's husband who is in hiding.

star 7.89
18 votes
Writers: Maureen Chadwick, Ann McManus
Episode Thirteen

#21 - Episode Thirteen

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 31, 2003

Phyl and Bev take the term 'open prison' a bit too far when they decide to leave and go to a posh restaurant! Karen shows all her evidence to Neil, which included Yvonne's photographs and a report by Tina. Fenner had to take drastic action to save his job and his freedom so decided to steal all the evidence from karens flat and also decided to steal her car. Di tried her best to pull Colin and got rather nasty when he didn't give into her! Sylvia rubbed her hands together with glee as the Costa Cons, who she has a score to settle with, returned to Larkhall. As karen's car sped down a street, knocking over and killing a pensioner, was the blonde-haired driver really Karen? - the police certainly thought so as they arrested Karen in front of all the staff and inmates on G-wing!

star 7.88
17 votes
Series 8 - Episode 3

#22 - Series 8 - Episode 3

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 27, 2006

Natalie Buxton is under the influence of drugs, but even so is determined to get revenge on Pat Kerrigan. Angela Robbins, a new inmate, arrives on G-Wing and she becomes Bev's cellmate. Janine Nebeski has been caught smuggling drugs and has lost her family. Matters are made worse for her as Joy Masterton intends to make an example of her. PO Donny Kimber is pressurised by D.I. Thackeray to find out where Emira's husband, a terrorist suspect, is hiding.

star 7.88
17 votes
Directors: Lance Kneeshaw
Writers: Jodi Reynolds
S*it Happens

#23 - S*it Happens

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2000

Helen ignored Nikki on her way to the wing. Yvonne's husband sent her flowers, which Hollamby put on the radiator, then taking great pleasure in presenting Yvonne with the rotting bouquet. Zandra was taken back to the wing. Dockley continued her phone calls to Mrs Fenner and then manipulated Jim into searching Nikki Wade's cell! The two Julies told Jim that the washing machine was broken; he said he'd look at it. Denny wanted to buy a birthday card for her mother, Jessie, who was coming to visit her on her birthday. Yvonne asked the maintenance man Josh to smuggle in some frilly knickers as he came in to fix the washing machine – they were nearly caught by Hollamby who, not believing that Josh was actually fixing the washing machine, stuck her head in it ; getting a soaking for her trouble! Jim searched Nikki's cell for the mobile phone, thinking she has it, and then got attacked by Nikki. This is the last straw, so Helen gets Nikki shipped out for making malicious phonecalls and for

star 7.88
24 votes
Directors: Mike Adams
Writers: Martin Allen
Episode Nine

#24 - Episode Nine

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 3, 2003

Colin finally tells the truth about Fenner to Karen...who promises not to reveal her source until absolutely neccessary. Julie S begins her cancer treatment, with Julie J by ther side. Tina decides that she is no longer 'a Julie' and changes her name back to Tina. Colin takes a drugs test to prove to Fenner that the sryinge is for his 'diabetes' and it comes out clean. Di didn't have her abortion but led Neil and Tony, who had just moved in, to think that she did. Colin and Yvonne finally kissed!

star 7.88
16 votes
Episode Sixteen

#25 - Episode Sixteen

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 21, 2003

In the series finale, Yvonne decided to cooperate with Kris's escape plan. Colin helped open the entrance to the underground 'old prison' but was blackmailed by Fenner to tell all to him! The Costa Cons were ignored by the inmates and took heroin! Kris was set up by Fenner and taken down the block, meaning she couldn't take part in the escape plan. Barbara finally married Henry but was not welcomed by Henry's family! Yvonne entered the underground 'old prison'...unaware that Fenner was following her! The G-wing inmates bid farewell to Denny, who was being transferred to an open prison. Fenner locked Yvonne in one of the old cells... Will Yvonne ever be found alive...only time will tell?!!

star 7.88
16 votes