Bad Girls

The WORST episodes of Bad Girls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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

Last Updated: 5/11/2022Network: ITV1
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A Big Mistake
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6.90
62 votes

#1 - A Big Mistake

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/1999

New prisoner, Jessie Devlin arrives at Larkhall and uncovers a past she thought closed forever. Zandra blackmails Officer Lorna Rose into bringing drugs into Larkhall.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Facing Up
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7.28
60 votes

#2 - Facing Up

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/20/2000

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.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Rough Justice
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7.32
57 votes

#3 - Rough Justice

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/13/2000

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.

Directors: Mike Adams
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Playing With Fire
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7.32
60 votes

#4 - Playing With Fire

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/13/1999

Nikki makes a desperate bid to show Helen how much she loves her. Shell is stripped of her privileges when drugs are found in her cell and someone's going to pay.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Fronting Up
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7.33
33 votes

#5 - Fronting Up

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/19/2001

Fenner and Virginia strike a deal that could make him a very rich man. Helen gets wind of it and sets out to prove that Fenner is unfit to work with woman prisoners with the help of Yvonne. The Peckham Boot Gang reveals Virginia's secret causing her to be very unpopular.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Family Plan
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7.33
57 votes

#6 - Family Plan

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/6/2000

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.

Directors: Mike Adams
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Love Rivals
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7.36
69 votes

#7 - Love Rivals

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/15/1999

Jim takes advantage of his authority and begins to regret it when Shell bullies Rachel. A new religious inmate, Crystal Gordon, arrives and she ruffles feathers. Zandra is heartbroken when she is dumped by her fianceé while she is organising her wedding.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Tangled Web
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7.37
60 votes

#8 - Tangled Web

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/29/1999

Nikki and Shell finally come to blows following Rachel's death. Helen investigates Rachel's death and all the evidence points to a cover-up involving Principal Officer Fenner. Nikki struggles to come to terms with her growing feelings for Helen. Dominic announces his desire to leave Larkhall.

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Marriage of Inconvenience
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7.38
24 votes

#9 - Marriage of Inconvenience

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/6/2002

Yvonne and Fenner both have different reasons to be concerned about Karen's new relationship. Snowball continues to wrap everyone on G-Wing around her little finger and goes ahead with her escape plan. Di and Neil go on their hen and stag nights but Neil only invites Fenner and slips something into his drink.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Only the Lonely
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7.38
29 votes

#10 - Only the Lonely

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/28/2002

Yvonne and Maxi come to blows and Tina helps Yvonne in the fight when Virginia's killer is revealed. Denny and Shaz are back together and true to form. Neil continues to make himself unpopular - does he really have the prisoners' interests at heart or is this a personal vendetta against Karen? Roisin finds it hard to deal with prison life, but Cassie is living the life. Neil sets his sights on Fenner. Buki muscles in on Shaz and Denny's escape plan but she is left in the tunnel and it later collapses on her.

Directors: David Holroyd
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Series 6 - Episode 9
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7.39
51 votes

#11 - Series 6 - Episode 9

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/2/2004

Julie J is upset that Colin has gone and Julie S tells her why. Julie S goes for another scan and things start to look up. Selena returns with news about Kris' sister, Milly, and Natalie is determined to ruin Kris and Selena's relationship. Neil is worried about the impending tribunal for sexual misconduct and wonders if his job and reputation will survive. Fenner has his own concerns. Could Di have jeopardised his case?

Directors: Nigel Douglas
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Series 7 - Episode 9
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7.45
20 votes

#12 - Series 7 - Episode 9

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/5/2005

Di and Fenner's marriage is over when he discovers her deceit. Bev is quick to the rescue when sleazy delivery man, Frank, attempts to rape Phyl. Her daring actions prove doubly fortunate when they suddenly realise that they are staring freedom in the face. They kidnap Tina and tie her in the back of the delivery van as she witnessed Bev hit Frank. They also face Sylvia and Malcolm when they arrive in Spain. They find Malcolm getting ready to inject Sylvia with a deadly substance, so Phyl shoots Malcolm with a gun she found, killing him.

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Oh What a Night
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7.45
62 votes

#13 - Oh What a Night

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/4/2000

Yvonne is left heartbroken when, Charlie, leaves her. 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.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Chapel of Love
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7.47
30 votes

#14 - Chapel of Love

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/22/2001

Crystal is on hunger strike to protest against her incorrect drugs test results and it seems that only new girl Charlotte can save her. Di begins to abuse her mother when Josh confronts her about her deceit. Di then schemes to stop Josh and Crystal's wedding in a small ceremony in the prison chapel. Also, a new group of girls arrive, calling themselves the Peckham Boot Gang.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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The Turn of the Screw
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7.47
64 votes

#15 - The Turn of the Screw

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/27/2001

Fenner dies but is resuscitated and transferred to the hospital. Karen reveals that Dominic is not returning to the prison service. Sylvia is determined to make Shell suffer for her attack on Fenner and gets her moved to a psychiatric ward. "Mad" Tessa, Shell's old adversary, is ready and waiting to do the rest and Shell meets "Podger" Pam. Sylvia proposes a strike when Shell is returned to G-Wing.

Directors: Mike Adams
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Them and Us
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7.47
87 votes

#16 - Them and Us

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/1999

As the inmates rehearse for a fashion show, a miscarrying inmate almost dies in her cell. Helen is forced into an alliance with difficult prisoner Nikki Wade. A smelly inmate returns and upsets everyone with her nasty habits and Fenner plays dangerous games with Shell and Rachel.

Directors: Mike Adams
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Babes Behind Bars
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7.47
59 votes

#17 - Babes Behind Bars

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/23/2000

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.

Directors: Jim O'Hanlon
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Behind Closed Doors
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7.48
29 votes

#18 - Behind Closed Doors

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/14/2002

Fenner is Governor again and Karen is just a P.O. Fenner is horrified to learn that Yvonne didn't murder Virginia and realising the real culprit forces him and Yvonne into an uneasy alliance. Barry and Di's wedding is cancelled with help from the women but Barry reacts and Di ends up with a broken hand.

Directors: Jo Johnson
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Series 6 - Episode 12
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7.51
47 votes

#19 - Series 6 - Episode 12

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/23/2004

Tina believes she is pregnant and asks Phyl and Bev to talk to the spirits. Tina and Darlene are then conned by Phyl and Bev into believing that Natalie made the rhubarb hooch that poisoned several inmates and killed Al McKenzie. Darlene then attacks Natalie and a huge catfight strikes G-Wing, although Natalie gets the upper hand and beats Darlene. Natalie, Phyl and Bev then team up to fool Darlene, with the help of voodoo. Selena and Kris spend a night together, under the condition that Kris turns herself in. Kris later flees the hotel to protest in London. Fenner is in seventh heaven as he and Di tie the knot, but when he sees Neil and Karen entering the church clutching a big envelope, he goes cold with panic. Is this the end of the road for him?

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Appearances Sake
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7.52
23 votes

#20 - Appearances Sake

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/16/2002

Sylvia now has a dead body on her hands but an inspection team are also visiting the prison. Tina decides to clear the air with Maxi, who is nowehere to be found. Cassie and Roisin's relationship deteriorates further especially when Cassie has her eyes on Yvonne. Roisin begins to use drugs as a way of relieving her pain. Yvonne is delighted when her estranged son visits her. Plus, Babs and Henry grow closer, but Henry grasses on the women.

Directors: David Holroyd
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Series 6 - Episode 3
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7.53
17 votes

#21 - Series 6 - Episode 3

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/28/2004

Fenner is still reeling with guilt over Yvonne's death, and is convinced that her daughter is out for revenge, but real danger may be a lot closer than he realises. Frances begins to crack down on drugs when Bev takes an overdose and starts a war with Phyl after slapping her. Fenner finally breaks down.

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The Victim
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7.54
69 votes

#22 - The Victim

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/1999

Rachel's troubles increase when her mother gives her daughter to foster care, causing Rachel to completely break down and commit suicide on the wing. Nikki is left heartbroken when Tricia confesses she has met someone else. Zandra makes a bid for freedom.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Revolving Doors
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7.55
29 votes

#23 - Revolving Doors

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/12/2001

The Julies are returned to Larkhall on remand along with wealthy madame Virginia O'Kane, an old friend, but both the inmates and officers are ill-equipped to deal with the disabled grand dame, but she hides a secret. Maxi warns her sister Tina to stay away from Virginia.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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Series 7 - Episode 4
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7.56
18 votes

#24 - Series 7 - Episode 4

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/31/2005

Outside the gates of Larkhall, a swarm of press await the arrival of 18-year-old Laura Canning, who's been convicted of brutally stabbing her mother to death. Fenner has a vesectomy, telling Di he is having counseling after being raped. Di returns to Larkhall and warns Natalie to watch her back. Darlene pays the price for making thoughtless remarks about Julie S's breast cancer.

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Blood Ties
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7.56
61 votes

#25 - Blood Ties

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/17/2001

New girl on the wing Buki Lester challenges Denny to prove how tough she is, while Yvonne challenges husband Charlie in court. Denny almost bleeds to death and Fenner returns to work to find Shell waiting for him. Also, Charlie receives a gift in the form of a pizza man.

Directors: Laurence Moody
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