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Band of Gold 

In Bradford, England, several desperate streetwalkers team up to run the business for themselves. They must deal with competition, mobsters, moralists, psychos and cops, but at least now they have each other and a plan.
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Complete series cast summary:
Geraldine James ...  Rose Garrity 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Cathy Tyson ...  Carol Johnson 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Barbara Dickson Barbara Dickson ...  Anita Braithwaite 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Samantha Morton ...  Tracy Richards 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Tony Doyle ...  George Ferguson 10 episodes, 1995-1996
David Schofield ...  DCI Newall 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Rachel Davies ...  Joyce Webster 10 episodes, 1995-1996
Richard Moore Richard Moore ...  Curly 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Ray Stevenson ...  Steve Dickson 9 episodes, 1995-1996
Lena Headey ...  Colette 6 episodes, 1996
Anthony Milner Anthony Milner ...  Bob 5 episodes, 1995
Ace Bhatti ...  Dez 5 episodes, 1995-1996
Judy Browne Judy Browne ...  DS Kershaw 5 episodes, 1995
Darren Tighe Darren Tighe ...  Smiley 5 episodes, 1996
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Working the lane amongst prostitutes, ponce's, punters and police is a very dangerous profession. Gina Dickson, a young mother in Yorkshire, is forced into prostitution to pay off her debts. Carol is a single mother who mental state is unbalanced and her time on the lane may lead her to self destruction. Rose runs the lane but she's losing her touch. Tracey is a young runaway that is hooked on drugs and is looking for love that she never got at home. Anita is a naive women looking for companionship, whether it be with a married man or with her friends. When, despite Carol's warnings, Gina discovers the worst that can happen to a woman who works the lane, Carol and her friends decide to pack it in, go legit, and form a business that will get back at the loan shark. The move from the lane to legit entangles the women in a dangerous game as their lives on the lane continues to haunt them. Written by Shaq

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Music by former Dire Straits sideman Hal Lindes. See more »

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Referenced in Drama Trails: 'Jewel in the Crown' to 'Band of Gold' (2008) See more »

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Realistic and strong
13 August 2012 | by Simon_J_RodgersSee all my reviews

Okay, this show was not the sort of thing that I would go for straight away although I have seen a good few parts and I know that it is quite a strong drama which is not afraid to go into the gory details of prostitution, especially when their operations go wrong.

It made me sick to see a couple of women going into prostitution to provide for their children while not allowing the dads to help, but then again that's what some women do. Sadly this does reflect real life. Then again it feels a bit like male-bashing propaganda.

There is quite a bit of language and violence and a very small amount of scenes of a sexual nature. This is surprising as with a programme of this nature, you would expect to see a lot more. So the fact that the video release was given the 18 certificate must mean that the violence and language is enough to tip it over, and believe me it does.

Good gripping drama, if you can take it.


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UK

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English

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17 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(6 parts) | (18 episodes)

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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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