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prisonerjohn 2nd October 2011 11:40 PM

Was Bad Girls copying Prisoner?
 
I've been following series eight of Bad Girls on CBS Drama just recently and noticed that some aspects and storylines are identical to some of the goings-on at Wentworth - did the Bad Girls writers run out of ideas and get inspiration from Prisoner?

- In series eight of BG, there was an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease, similar to the Lassa fever in Prisoner (around the 380s).

- There was a character called Angela Robbins who had a split personality - the same as what Laura Gardner/Brandy Carter was discovered to have after ending up in Wentworth.

mr 420 4th October 2011 09:30 AM

Was Bad Girls copying Prisoner? Hell yeah!

simey 7th October 2011 12:14 PM

I n ever ever watched Bad Girls when it was originally on tv but I caught an episode on CBS Drama around series 3 and was very impressed. I was soon hooked on it and it was a very well written drama series. I actually think it was better than Prisoner in some ways (obviously Prisoner is my favourite show) but Bad Girls was filmed in a real prison location and had a bigger budget so looked a lot more impressive, it did go a bit silly as time went on but so did Pris. One of my fave storylines was when Yvonne planned the escape through the cellars of the prison with Jim Fenner following her and trapping her there. Quality stuff!

AndyB2007 5th November 2011 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by simey (Post 187966)
I n ever ever watched Bad Girls when it was originally on tv but I caught an episode on CBS Drama around series 3 and was very impressed. I was soon hooked on it and it was a very well written drama series. I actually think it was better than Prisoner in some ways (obviously Prisoner is my favourite show) but Bad Girls was filmed in a real prison location and had a bigger budget so looked a lot more impressive, it did go a bit silly as time went on but so did Pris. One of my fave storylines was when Yvonne planned the escape through the cellars of the prison with Jim Fenner following her and trapping her there. Quality stuff!

Regarding the location of Bad Girls, the first 3 seasons had exterior shots at HM Oxford prison (so right on that account, whereas Prisoner was shot at Channel Ten studios, with their studios made to look like a prison), but interior shots were filmed at 3 Mills Studios in East London (home originally to Big Brother). After Season 4, they built a replica of the exterior set there.

Hope that helps- if anyone wants to add to this, it would be of help.


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