Three Girls (DVD)
The critically acclaimed three-part BBC drama that caused a stir in 2017. The harrowing series tells the true story of three young girls who were victims in the Rochdale sexual abuse grooming scandal.
It depicts the endemic sexual exploitation of young white working class girls in Rochdale, which resulted in the conviction of nine British Asian men in 2012. This case marked the start of the beginning of a nationwide reckoning with the problem of child grooming. This led to identifying thousands of victims of sexual abuse in towns, not just in Rochdale, but across the UK - a reckoning that continues to this day.
The drama tells the true story of three girls, Holly, and sisters Amber and Ruby, and their families. All three girls were the victims not only of gangs of men, but also of the organs of the state that were meant to protect them. The police, social services, and the justice system were all complicit by default or by design in allowing young women to be abused in Rochdale for over a decade.Some of these girls were some of the most vulnerable young women in society, some were your every day teenage girl, they were all poor and more importantly, powerless - all of them were seen as prey to some of the most manipulative, calculated sexual predators the UK has seen.
This series unearths the complex, interlocking and surprising reasons how and why these girls were able to fall through the cracks and fall victim to these harrowing and traumatic crimes ultimately being failed by all those that are meant to protect them.
What the press said
"Three Girls is harrowing “ but it's a real-life drama you need to watch. A bleak, necessary drama that subverts victim stereotypes." “ Radio Times
No. Discs: 1 VD
Running Time: 3 hrs
Release Date: 8 Jan 2018