BBC One's new drama Three Girls hailed as a complete must

Vincent Carr
May 20, 2017

The drama, which unfolded over three consecutive episodes shown on BBC One, detailed a series of police failings which lead to an initial case being dropped.

Lorna is the mother of one of the girls involved in the Rochdale sex ring.

Rob Sandy wrote: "Got to say I thought Maxine Peake was at her absolute best in Three Girls".

"I'm from Manchester, Rochdale is 11 miles from my home", Lisa shared.

"Abbie Andrews wrote: "#ThreeGirls most uncomfortable, pit of stomach sickening TV I've watched in a long time.

Strongly believe/feel "Three Girls" should be shown to teenagers in schools. Me and my friends would clump together for safety.

However, since the programme is based on the real-life sexual grooming scandal in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, it was understandably a sensitive, and mentally hard production process - and Lisa has spoken out about the "horrendous" case, and how angry she felt while bringing it to life.

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Three Girls is not necessarily comfortable viewing for social workers as we watch so many failings of our own profession on full display for the world to see.

Appearing as witnesses, Holly and Ruby were forced to relive their ordeals and were accused of lying by the defence teams who told them their abuse was a "lifestyle choice".

"It cocooned my life". "The BBC took a chance - it could have gone one or two ways".

However, speaking on Loose Women, 40-year-old Lisa admitted she has now had her final surgery done, a boob job - but without implants - simply lifting up what was there.

Loose Women star Lisa, 40, spoke out about acting in the hard-hitting drama, which has received praise from viewers for its heartbreaking but important story.

"I believe senior police officers should be held accountable for failing to act", she said.

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