Three Girls (2017)

2017 | UK | Nicole Taylor | ★★★★

Nicole Taylor's decidedly sobering Three Girls is a brilliantly acted, harrowingly believable three-part BBC drama exploring the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal, filled with scenes guaranteed to provoke tears, anger, and disbelief.


"Three Girls tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale. Holly (Molly Windsor) is new to Rochdale and keen to make friends and fit in. She finds herself drawn into a world she cannot escape, despite her pleas for help. It’s a world that is all too familiar to sexual health worker Sara (Maxine Peake), who has been recording and reporting cases of child abuse for years. Three Girls is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families, aims to tell the victims’ stories; how they were failed by authorities directly responsible for their protection and how the abuse has impacted on their lives." BBC