Bad Girls is a British television drama series that was broadcast on ITV from 1 June 1999 to 20 December 2006 and starred Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Linda Henry, Jack Ellis and many more throughout the eight-year run. The series was broadcast in 17 countries and was produced by Shed Productions, the company which 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. From 2010, the UK broadcast rights were bought by CBS Drama, and is repeated regularly – as of September 2012, the channel is re-running the series again in a late-night time slot.
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S01 E01Jun 1, 1999
Them and Us Jun 1, 1999 Rehersals for a VIP fasion show were underway. PO Sylvia Hollamby stupidly ignored a pregnant inmate's calls for a doctor but then worried when the inmate was found in a pool of blood the next morning - she then denied that the inmate had asked for a doctor. A near riot followed when the inmates discovered this! Nikki Wade was taken down 'The Block' for being the 'ringleader'.New wing governor, Helen Stewart, cancelled the fasion show but was then bullied into reinstating it by her superior, Simon Stubberfield, who said he'd sack her if she didn't! Another inmate, Rachel, was moved to a cell next to the vindictive Shell Dockley, who verbally abused her through the wall - unknown to her, Rachel was getting 'Special Attention' from PO Jim Fenner! Helen's Boyfriend, Sean, Arrived at her flat.
S01 E02Jun 8, 1999
Drug Wars Jun 8, 1999 Monica Lindsay and Zandra Plackett arrived at Larkhall. We learned later that Monica has a 30 year old son, Spencer, who has down's syndrome. Helen Stewart took a stand against drugs and formed the Dedicated Search Team (DST). Shell forced Rachel to write to the DST naming Nikki - the DST then raided Nikki's cell but obviously found nothing. Denny took an instant dislike to Zandra, saying that she owed her drugs from the last time she was at Larkhall. Shell, once again, verbally abused Rachel.
S01 E03Jun 15, 1999
Love Rivals Jun 15, 1999 Jim Fenner's anger got the better of him when Rachel wrote him love letters - that's not the way to keep an affair secret! Zandra asked Helen if she could marry her fiance, Robin, at Larkhall; Helen said she'd consider it and put Zandra on a detox programme. Nikki warned Rachel about Jim Fenner, telling her that he had also slept with Shell - Rachel asked him this and of course, he denied it! New inmate Crystal Gordon arrived, complete with her guitar. Shell continued to intimidate Rachel. Zandra was distraught to discover that Robin was going to marry someone else!
S01 E04Jun 22, 1999
The Victim Jun 22, 1999 Zandra decided that she wanted an abortion, after a talk with Helen, Dominic and Lorna were assigned to take her to the clinic. At the clinic, she escaped for a few hours but, to the PO's relief, was found, still inside the clinic. The PO's didn't tell Helen about it because they knew they'd get an official warning. Back at Larkhall, Shell was still making Rachel's life hell by wanting Rachel to make her mother bring drugs in! Nikki learned that her girlfriend, Trisha, is seeing someone else. Rachel's Mother didn't bring any drugs and later, Shell once again intimidated Rachel as a result. Next morning, as Zandra woke, she screamed as she saw Rachel hanging next to her! Helen ordered a full inquiry into Rachel's suicide.
S01 E05Jun 29, 1999
Tangled Web Jun 29, 1999 Dominic wanted to come clean to Helen about Zandra's attempted escape but Lorna peruaded him not to because she didn't want an official warning. Jim tried to get his and Shell's stories straight (about their affair) because Helen was highly suspicious of him. Fenner, Helen and Stubberfield took part in a meeting where Helen voiced her thoughts about Jim and vice-versa; Stubberfield seemed to take Jim's side, calling Helen's motives 'tenuous'. Nikki was spared from a spell down the block by Helen, prompting the PO's to see 'favouritism' taking place, especially when Denny was shipped down the block for the same offence! Zandra blackmailed Lorna saying that if she didn't bring her drugs, she'd tell all about her escape at the clinic. Lorna had no choice to oblige. Stubberfield questioned Helen's ability to do her job.
S01 E06Jul 6, 1999
A Big Mistake Jul 6, 1999 Alchoholic Jessie Devlin arrived at G-Wing for 2 weeks, and was ridiculed by the inmates, and Sylvia, for being drunk. Later that night, at the pub, Dominic blabbed the truth about Zandra's escape at the clinic, to Helen. She was angry and said she'd have to tell Stubberfield. Denny attacked Jessie with a fork and, when asked why she had done it, admitted that Jessie was her mother who had abandoned her as a child. After her release, Jessie sent Denny a letter saying that she hadn't had a drink for 2 days and asked for a visiting order. Helen told Dominic that she had told Stubberfield about Zandra's attempted escape and that his and Lorna's jobs were safe. Sadly for Lorna, no-one had told her as she was in the process of smuggling in valium for Zandra!
S01 E07Jul 13, 1999
Playing With Fire Jul 13, 1999 Sean proposed to Helen but she left for work, leaving him to ponder. Shell and Denny kicked Zandra and made her tell them who her supplier was - then they made her lure Lorna into the toilets. Lorna declined to get Zandra more drugs until Shell emergedfrom the cubicle and threatened her. Lorna then smuggled more drugs in and was nearly caught by Fenner. Spencer visited Monica but looked ill. Nikki was moved into a new, better room as a privilage. Sean did a presentation at the prison where he was introduced as Helen's partner; much to Nikki's disgust. After seeing inmates entering and leaving Shell's cell, Dominic investigated and found drugs in the Budgie's cage. Shell then shouted that it was Lorna who supplied them - only Fenner beleived her though. Shell had her priveliges removed after the drugs incident so took out her anger on the budgie - poor little thing!
S02 E01Apr 4, 2000
Tug of Love Apr 4, 2000 As the new series opened, we see Fenner in Helen's office. He obviously thinks that Helen had resigned and that he was the new wing governor. Nikki looked for Helen's car to arrive...it didn't. Zandra went into labour and was rushed to hospital where she gave birth to a baby boy. Helen finally arrived at the prison, resulting in Jim being annoyed that his dreams of promotion were once again shattered. New warden Karen Betts started work - she and Jim have met before it seems. Robin promised to visit Zandra at Larkhall in the future but then took the baby and left when drugs were discovered in Zandra's cell. Zandra then lost it and ran to the prison roof, threatening to jump off! Dominic saved her from a nasty death though by nearly falling off the roof himself! Nikki told Helen that she can't control her feelings for her but Helen still denied she returns the feelings. Shell somehow got a mobile phone smuggled in, dialled a number and said ""Can I speak to Mrs Fenner?""!
S02 E02Apr 11, 2000
S*it Happens 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 â€“ 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
S02 E03Apr 18, 2000
Visiting Time Apr 18, 2000 The police arrived at Jim Fenner's house and interviewed both him, and his wife Marilyn about Shell Dockley, and Jim's assault on her. Marilyn and Jim decided to stay together for the children's sake but Jim persuaded Marilyn to send Shell a letter, saying that she had broken up their marriage. Stubberfield told Karen Betts that he wanted her to take over as wing governor after Helen's departure. New Prison Officer, Di Barker, arrived on the wing and seems like a nice quiet girl. Julie J learned that her kids are back in the UK and wanted them to visit. Bodybag took great pleasure by refusing. Jim returned to the wing; he confiscated all the letters that he had sent Shell â€“ now she had no evidence against him. He even told her that he loves her - just so she would lie and tell Stubberfield that she made up the allegations. She did and Stubberfield believed her. Denny's mother, Jessie, didn't show up for the visit. The Julies polished the stairs more than was necessary â€“ Sylvia fell do
S02 E04Apr 25, 2000
Looking For Love Apr 25, 2000 Hollamby survived her fall and looked a picture in a neck brace! She hammed it up by wanting a full investigation. Karen gave Jim all the dogsbody jobs. Josh tried to get Crystal's attention. Dominic became Shell's new personal officer...Poor him! Denny was depressed because her mother didn't show up last week, but was happier when Di told her that that Jessie couldn't have come even if she wanted to because she had been knocked down and was in hospital. Denny was then allowed to go and visit her, accompanied by Di. Jim threatened to tell Stubberfield about his affair with Karen a few years back, only to be put in his place by Stubbberfield who told that he already knew! Zandra was in constant pain because of the drugs. Denny found her mother had discharged herself and was at her hostel. At the hostel, she discovered Jessie drunk. After a tirade of abuse from Jessie, Denny returned to Larkhall lower than ever. Shell seemed to be going mad. Karen decided to bring a group therapist in fo
S02 E05May 2, 2000
Mistaken Identity May 2, 2000 New inmate Barbara Hunt arrived on the wing...except it wasn't really barbara. Due to a mix up by Sylvia, it was actually Mad Tessa Spall! The councillor, Meg Richards, arrived to take the group therapy sessions. Zandra had more severe headaches. Shell teased 'Barbara' and got more than she bargained for when she pinned her against a wall. Nikki received a postcard from Helen. Yvonne gave Sylvia the idea of claiming compensation for her neck injury. After getting Yvonne a private visiting room, Fenner collected his payment later that evening at the golf course from Charlie's golf caddy - unknown to him, he was photographed! 'Barbara' (Mad Tessa) threatened Karen with a syringe of HIV positive blood - they have obviously had a run in at the last prison Karen worked in! Dominic realised the identity mix-up and alerted the other PO's - Jim then saved Karen. Zandra collapsed in pain! The real Barbara Hunt was brought onto the wing.
S02 E06May 9, 2000
Losing It May 9, 2000 Sylvia was severely repremanded for her mix-up last week and, when she blamed her neck injury for being ""below par"", was put on an exercise regime. Zandra was diagnosed with low blood pressure and appalling eyesight after her fainting episode - was the Doctor right and did he care? Barbara revealed that she was in prison for helping her terminally ill husband to die and seemed uncomfortable about sharing a room with a lesbian. Shell appeared to be further losing her sanity. Sylvia (and her shellsuit!) were laughed at by everyone. Shell bullied Barbara into getting a pen from art class and then made her write 'Fenner is a rapist' on the wall. Helen visited Nikki, much to Sylvia's shock. Nikki defended Babs when Shell accused her of all the vandalism. Karen discovered that Sylvia's neck wasn't really bad enough to have to wear a neck-collar. Helen became head of the lifers unit.
S02 E07May 16, 2000
The Set-Up May 16, 2000 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.
S03 E01Mar 20, 2001
Back From the Brink Mar 20, 2001 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...!
S03 E02Mar 27, 2001
The Turn of the Screw Mar 27, 2001 Dr Nicholson succeeded in saving Jim's life and he was quickly rushed to hospital. Sylvia, enraged at the fact that Shell wasn't being punished for her attack on Jim, decideds to take justice into her own hands - after a word with Dr Nicholson, Shell was transferred to the 'muppet wing'. Julie Saunders decided to apply to be a part of a tagging scheme so that she could see her son David's school play. Jim continued to recover well at the hospital. Sylvia excelled herself when she put Mad Tessa Spall as Shell's cellmate and, with the help of PO Wheeler, took further action by making Podger Pam attack her. Later in the week and to Sylvia's disgust, Shell was later allowed back on G-Wing - Sylvia then called on the PO's to go on strike!
S03 E03Apr 3, 2001
The Chains of Freedom Apr 3, 2001 Julie S was released to Monica Lindsay's 'halfway house' with an electronic tag, leaving Julie J distraught back at Larkhall. The officers were out on 'mass sick leave' so the inmates jumped at the chance to run the wing for themselves; A problem occured though in the form of a large knife going missing from the kitchens...Who could have taken it? Di Barker was devastated to learn that Dominic McAllister would not be coming back. Her dreams shattered, she turned her rage towards the thing that had blighted her life for so long - her ageing, sick mother. Triggered by her son David's performance in his school play, Macbeth, Julie S suddenly realised the extent of her Julie J's misery. She then too desperate measures to return to Larkhall...possibly the first ever prison break-in! Seeing what her friend had done for her, Julie J returned the knife to it's rightful place. Helen concluded that Shell's attack on Jim was indeed pre-meditated.
S03 E04Apr 10, 2001
False Identity Apr 10, 2001 Barbara Hunt was shocked to hear that she'd been accused of bigamy by her step-children, a crime she later admitted was true! A new officer, Gina Rossi arrived on G-Wing, setting male temperatures soaring and getting right up the nose of Sylvia, Karen and inmates alike! Yvonne Atkins got quite a few visits from male 'lawyers' - Sylvia tried to catch her but, to her embarassment, when a real lawyer was there! Charlie's lawyer told Yvonne that he needed her help to get him off his charges. Josh offered the secretly obsessed Di Barker some friendly advice in the wake of Dominic's departure: 'Find someone else'!...If only he knew...
S03 E05Apr 17, 2001
Blood Ties Apr 17, 2001 16 year-old crack addict Buki Lester arrived at Larkhall - her body piercings prompted Shaz to self-peirce Denny's tongue...with life threatening consequences! Yvonne double-crossed Charlie in court and told the jury that she's known all along the packages were drugs - to her despair, Charlie got off because he ""got at the jury""...Lauren had a nasty surprise waiting though in the form of hitman, who fired a bullet right between his eyes! Jim fenner returned to work at Larkhall - but found himself terrorised by Shell. Gina Rossi showed the women what she's made of in the Officers vs Inmates pool tournament - where Jim was horrified when he saw who was chosen as his opponent! Josh passed his PO exam.
S03 E06Apr 24, 2001
Do or Die Apr 24, 2001 'Podger Pam' arrived on G-wing's Lifer's Unit, to the alarm of the other inmates. Helen Stewart suspected that her mental state had been horribly misdiagnosed so brought in new prison doctor Thomas Waugh. Karen and Helen went to see Simon Stubberfield about Dr Nicholson's incompetence and got him sacked. The two Julies discoved a stray cat hiding in the prison bins and later discovered it was female when it gave birth to kittens. Josh had an eventful induction period as a trainee PO. Di discovered Josh was living with Crystal. Shell contiuned to taunt Jim, who was still scared of her. The tension between Jim and Helen reached new heights when Jim tried to assert his power by sexually assaulting her!
S03 E07May 1, 2001
The Great Escape May 1, 2001 A fly-on-the-wall TV documentary crew, Kicking Productions, arrived at HMP Larkhall to make a series, creating havoc in the process. Jim Fenner wanted Shell Dockley out of Larkhall for good, and so was willing to go to any lengths to get rid of her...even helping her to escape! Helen told Nikki about Jim's assault on her - meaning that Jim now had yet another enemy on G Wing. Buki's tough girl image disappeared when she was found bleeding in her cell after a violent display of self-harm - and it was all caught on camera by the documentary crew, along with shocking revelations about her childhood. Shell, Denny and Shaz succeeded in their attempt to escape using the keys and money that Jim had left them - unfortunately for Shaz, she sprained her ankle and so had to be left behind...Sylvia realised numbers were down and so began frantically searching...to no avail!
S04 E01Feb 28, 2002
Fight or Flight Feb 28, 2002 The action continues from the point where we left off last time - as Yvonne is put down the Block, The officers learn from a news report that Shell's body was nenver found in the Spanish waters but Denny's was...alive! Josh felt it was time to own up to Crystal's 'Virgin Pregnancy' and told Karen the truth and offered his resignation. Karen had second thoughts about her engagement to Jim after facts, items from his locker and Helen's harassment case showed up, resulting in her throwing the ring back in his face! Yvonne was charged with Virginia's murder because Jim had planted Virginia's diary under her pillow! - unable to face life behind bars, she took drastic measures to escape and, with the departing Josh's help, knocked the power out, stole Sylvia's keys and managed it..or did she?
S04 E02Mar 7, 2002
Unholy Alliances Mar 7, 2002 Yvonne's escape bid was foiled by Jim, Karen and PO Blakeson so she spent the week down the block. New PO Barry Pearce arrives on G-Wing, along with new Governor Neil Grayling, who seems to have big ideas for Larkhall...ones that dont involve Karen! Barry caught Di's eye and made such an impression that she asked him to move in with her. Karen tore up Helen Stewart's sexual harassment report against Jim. Sylvia was put in charge of the newly privatised canteen and got off to a bad start by selling out-of-date items. Neil demoted Karen to uniform and promoted Jim to the Wing-governor position! Shaz and PO Blakeson were on the receiving end of Barry's violent temper - are we seeing his true colours?
S04 E03Mar 14, 2002
Behind Closed Doors Mar 14, 2002 As Jim continued to play power games over Maxi, he quickly realised that she will not be made a fool of, and more alarmingly that she killed Virginia! Shaz and Barbara tried to stop Di making a big mistake by ringing and cancelling the wedding - they succeeded! After being faced with a computer, computer-phobic Sylvia took credit for Barbara's work, prompting Neil to give her more. On the night of the failed wedding, Barry hit Di at her house; does she now see his true colours? Jim asked Yvonne to help him nail Maxi after being blackmailed by her over 'his' part in Virginia's death.
S04 E04Mar 21, 2002
Fait Accompli Mar 21, 2002 Denny returned to Larkhall...but without Shell. Two new inmates arrived - City high-flyer Cassie Tyler and Roisin Connor; both found it hard to adjust to prison life. After hearing Di Dump him, Barry violently attacked Barbara and then Shaz - questioned later by Mark, Di refused to back-up his lie and exposed him as a woman-beater! Barry later resigned. Neil asked Sylvia to take a computer class for the inmates even though she is totally computer illiterate! Shaz began digging an escape tunnel in the potting shed. Denny pretended to be interested in Al so that she could get information for Yvonne - she succeeded and taped Al's 'confession', landing Al and Maxi in deep water and to Yvonne finally being cleared!
S04 E05Mar 28, 2002
Only the Lonely Mar 28, 2002 Tina was visibly distraught after discovering who murdered Virginia. Neil made himself more unpopular by banning the officers smoking and using the Gym. Yvonne had a catfight with Maxi and to her surprise, Tina joined in to help her! - is this the end of the Peckham Boot Gang? Denny and Shaz' tunnel plan took a possibly tragic twist when Buki found out and demanded to be a part of the operation...a tunnel collapse put her life in danger! Julie J's daughter Rhiannon showed up on G-Wing. Karen seemed to be getting close to Mark but Jim, for some reason, warned her off him. Sylvia's computer class was a disaster because of her less-than-basic skills and with the fact that pornography was found on the second-hand machines. Jim moved in with Neil but...shall we say...(as numerous hints suggested) why exactly did his wife divorce him...?!
S04 E06Apr 4, 2002
Sweet Sixteen Apr 4, 2002 Sylvia and Mark managed to save Buki's life after the tunnel collapse. Roisin told Cassie that she had withdrawn the statement and so was staying at Larkhall. Rhiannon asked Buki to get her drugs but Buki was scared off by the Julies. Jim tried harder to split Karen and Mark up, this time by banning them acting like a couple at work. Roisin asked Buki for ""something to help her sleep"". The Julies took painful revenge on Rhiannon's boyfriend/pimp by tipping boiling water all over him in the visiting room - they were put on report and were devastated to discover that they would have been released in a few days because without Virginia, the case against them collapsed!
S04 E07Apr 11, 2002
Pillow Talk Apr 11, 2002 Jim finally realised that Neil has far more than a professional interest in him. Shaz & Denny sent Buki fake pen pal letters to get revenge for the potting shed incident. Mark and Karen continued their romance. The Julies learned that they would get an additional 4 years for GBH and would lose all their priveliges. Roisin was devastated to learn that she couldn't see her children because she had taken some drugs. Karen learned about Neil's secret but when trying to confront him about it, was shocked to learn that he had photographs of her in the shower given to him ""by Jim""!
S05 E01May 8, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 1 May 8, 2003 It's 2 weeks after the explosion and we finally learn it's consequences! Jim and other PO's got more than they bargained for in Amsterdam as a face from the past returned. Denny and the other girls on the wing wanted revenge on Snowball for the bomb she had planted. Shell was extradited from Holland to Larkhall...but wasn't put back on G-Wing just yet! Sylvia discovered that Bobby had spiralling debts which he hadn't told her about and was overjoyed to hear the news of Shell's capture. Al and Julie O'Kane devised a plan to endanger Di, hoping that if they saved her, they'd get a pardon.
S05 E02May 15, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 2 May 15, 2003 Shell arrived on G-Wing and got straight back to business...quite leterally...with Fenner! Tensions between Denny and Snowball escalated. Babs regained some hearing but kept it to herself for Yvonne's benefit. Al and Julie O'Kane continued their plan to scare Di, who was too busy arguing with Neil to give it her full attention! - a drawing on a bathroom door got her attention however! Henry popped a question to Babs. Snowball finally used the gun to escape...with Karen as hostage. Sylvia broke down as she lost the most precious thing in her life...!
S05 E03May 22, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 3 May 22, 2003 Snowball's escape continued to go to plan...until she met up with Ritchie - Will Karen get hurt? A grieving Sylvia returned home but revealed that she may lose her home due to Bobby's debts. 'Costa Cons' Phyl and Bev arrived at Larkhall, complete with their 'art' set. Yvonne was reunited with her son Ritchie and later 'aadopted' Denny. . Shell's first customer was Colin but how much longer can their arrangment go on? Phyl pretended she was a medium to fool Denny into thinking she was contacting Shaz. Meanwhile, just what is Di upto...?
S05 E04May 29, 2003
Episode 4 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!!!
S05 E05Jun 5, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 5 Jun 5, 2003 Yvonne tried to find out the truth about what went on between Shell, Colin and Fenner, while Sylvia was rejected by Henry and made homeless. Buki tracked down her son to a care home and was desperate to see him. Di was frustrated when Neil brought his hunky lover, Tony, home so came up with a bizarre artifical insemination plan. Sylvia agreed to rent a Mayfair flat from Phyl and Bev...but has she been conned?! Neil must've been asking for trouble as he made Snowball his orderly. Di invited Sylvia to stay with her and Neil for a while...scuppering Neil's social life!
S05 E06Jun 12, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 6 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.
S05 E07Jun 19, 2003
Series 5 - Episode 7 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...
S06 E01Apr 14, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 1 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!
S06 E02Apr 21, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 2 Apr 21, 2004 G Wing say a final farewell to Yvonne while Jim gets another shock when Lauran turns up on his doorstep asking questions. Tanya makes Sylvia an offer she can't refuse & Neil gets offered a new job from an unexpected source.A full-scale investigation is launched into Yvonne's death, and while Jim finds it hard not to crack, Colin appears to be the prime suspect. The wing is shocked by Yvonne's death, but Julie J has a bigger shock in store. The new wing governor introduces herself to G Wing, giving the women yet another surprise. New inmate Darlene is quickly befriended by Phyl, who is interested in her drug stash.
S06 E03Apr 28, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 3 Apr 28, 2004 With Bev still on the hospital wing after her overdose, Frances is determined to crack down on the drug dealers, keeping Phyl under 24-hour surveillance until she confesses. Frances gets the handcuffs out for Colin Di gets closer to Jim, but his mind is still on Yvonne Atkins - is he going mad ?! Julie S decides that since she's on 'death row', she may as well take Fenner with her!... but only manages to slash his hand with a knife! Selena is still determined to get Kris out of prison, but things don't go as she planned. Frances announces drug tests for the whole prison. Fenner goes mad and...erm... flashes more than his keys!
S06 E04May 5, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 4 May 5, 2004 A Muslim woman convicted of murdering a relative protests her innocence and ends up climbing onto the roof of G Wing to continue her protest... but who will end up critically injured? The inmates are still shocked at Jim's strange behaviour, but they soon discover that it is only the beginning! Sylvia is sent on a racism course after being reported for making racist remarks by a colleague. Dr. Nicholson finally makes a correct diagnosis !!
S06 E05May 10, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 5 May 10, 2004 All the officers are ordered to undergo drug tests as well as the prisoners, leaving Colin in a tight spot. The results of the drug tests concern Neil but not for the reason you'd expect! Natalie Buxton returns to G-Wing having been convicted of child prostitution, but has to cope with Frances, who is incensed at Natalie's return to Larkhall. Will Natalie be able to use her cunning and manipulative skills to win over the inmates?
S06 E06May 17, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 6 May 17, 2004 Glamour hits Larkhall with the arrival of Tanya Turner, who has been jailed for possession of Class A drugs, and who quickly decides to cosy up to Darlene when she arrives. Neil is furious over the officers' drug tests, and Frances soon confronts Colin about them. Selena leaves for Canada to try and convince Milly to return and clear her sister's name. And a bout of sickness and vomiting hits the wing, with Al suffering very badly.
S06 E07May 18, 2004
Series 6 - Episode 7 May 18, 2004 Someone is poisoning people on G Wing, and suspicion immediately falls on Tanya Turner, as no one was ill until she arrived. Fearful for her life, Tanya tries to come up with a way to get out of prison and makes a deal with a Yardie gang leader. Fenner returns to G Wing, and is back to his old self again. Natalie forces Phyl and Bev to let her in on their plans, while Tina is convinced she killed Al by stealing the hooch.
S07 E01May 10, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 1 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.
S07 E02May 17, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 2 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...!
S07 E03May 24, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 3 May 24, 2005 Jim is desperately trying to avoid sex with Di - but how long can he hold her off and what lengths will he go to not to have children?! Natalie Buxton seems to have everyone at Larkhall in her debt, she has even scored a cushy job in the library - the perfect place to attend to Jim's needs. She is far from discreet though, which infuriates Di! The two Julies get permission to open the G-Wing hair and beauty salon but aren't very optimistic about the idea. Naive Arun walks into a violent trap set by Natalie and Janine. Dr Nicholson is still fawning over Sylvia Hollamby.
S07 E04May 31, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 4 May 31, 2005 ***Spoiler*** The press are swarming outside the gates of Larkhall, awaiting the arrival of Laura Canning, an 18-year-old convicted of stabbing her mother to death. Natalie and Darlene demand some beauty treatment - but the two Julies get their own back. Phyl and Bev have a scam going with the bakery delivery man. Malcolm proposes to Sylvia - who is ecstatic, little realising that it's her cash he's after.
S07 E05Jun 7, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 5 Jun 7, 2005 Arun has a dark secret she is desperate to keep under wraps. The Costa Cons' buns and booze scam is about to be exposed. An elderly nun arrives at Larkhall and gets thumped by Natalie Buxton - but Sister Thomas seems to win the other girls round with her plans to help children in Africa. A codicil in Sylvia's aunt's will bars her from marrying if she is to inherit the house.
S07 E06Jun 14, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 6 Jun 14, 2005 New inmate Liz May Brice arrives at Larkhall, and is desperate to make sure that the Sister Thomas gets all thats coming to her... and Liz isn't exactly keen on bully-babe Natalie Buxton... Could this be the fall of one of Larkhall's evilist Top Dogs? Sylvia and Malcolm are tying the knot... Malcolm's already splashed out on the Wedding and Honeymoon... little does he know that Sylvia is now peniless, due to a bizare twist in her Aunt's will saying Sylvia will only inherit money if she stays single.
S07 E07Jun 21, 2005
Series 7 - Episode 7 Jun 21, 2005 Everyone knows that Arun is a transexual, and the knives of G-Wing are out together. And when Arun's thoughts turn suicidal, will there be a saviour for her?New officer Kevin is determined to make a good impression with Inmates and Officers alike, but when there's a case of ""Them and Us"" how will he handle it?Pat's attempted murder charge is taken with a pinch of salt by Neil when Pat tells him that a Vicar assaulted her while Sister Thomas watched.Di can't believe her bad luck when she finds out Jim has a low sperm count. When a new inmate, Sheena arrives, Di goes in to proceedings with her to adopt her child who would've been in care.
S08 E01Jul 13, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 1 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.
S08 E02Jul 20, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 2 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.
S08 E03Jul 27, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 3 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.
S08 E04Aug 3, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 4 Aug 3, 2006 A new inmate, Stella Gough wants to join the army when she gets out of prison. Governor Joy Masterton is attracted by her ambition, but is Stella being completely honest? Janine is relying on drugs which worries Donny Kimber who gradually gets her to stop taking them. Lou deliberately avoids Dr Rowan Dunlop which confuses the doctor. What the doctor doesn't know is that Lou is leading a double life at a local lap dancing club.
S08 E05Aug 10, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 5 Aug 10, 2006 Governor Joy Masterton is still reeling from the shock of learning that new inmate Stella is the daughter she gave up for adoption. Julie S is delighted to get a visit from her son David. He has two bits of exciting news - she's going to be a grandmother and he's getting married. Pat Kerrigan realises that Natalie Buxton has used a child to smuggle drugs into prison and she comes up with a plan to get rid of her for ever. Things get steamy between Janine Nebeski and Donny Kimber.
S08 E06Aug 17, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 6 Aug 17, 2006 G-Wing is buzzing with excitement, Julie S can't wait to see her son David and meet his bride to be. Pat Kerrigan is excited too - at the prospect of being rid of Natalie Buxton for ever. Wing Governor Lou Stoke is looking after her drug addict sister Vicky following her suicide attempt. Phyl and Bev are overjoyed when their delivery of alcoholic fruit arrives. Janine Nebeski starts receiving mysterious love letters. And since her daughter showed up, Joy has taken to drink.
S08 E07Aug 24, 2006
Series 8 - Episode 7 Aug 24, 2006 The national news is reporting that Natalie Buxton has escaped from Larkhall and the inmates of G-Wing could not be happier - with the exception of Pat Kerrigan who is wondering what to do with the body. Security has been stepped up and Phyl and Bev can't smuggle in any alcohol, so they revert to blackmailing Dr Dunlop. It's the day of Tina's court appearance and she's hoping to be sent back to prison, but the judge releases her. Pat has to confess the truth to the two Julies. Sylvia has a date.