Three Girls (BBC One)

  • Channel: BBC One
  • Production Company: BBC Studios / Studio Lambert
  • Genre: Drama
  • Writer: Nicole Taylor
  • Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Producer: Simon Lewis

Powerful drama based on the true story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale. Made with full cooperation of the victims and their families, Three Girls tells the victims’ stories; how they were failed by authorities directly responsible for their protection and how the abuse impacted on their lives.

Coordinated from production offices at The Bottle Yard Studios, filming took place across Bristol from June – August 2016. Council offices on Temple Street doubled as Liverpool Crown Court, whilst Bristol Register Office was used for interior community meeting scenes. Filming also took place in Victoria Park, Eastville Park and streets in Hartcliffe, Knowle, Easton, Bedminster and Redcliffe.

Bristol Film Office provided locations, permits, unit base and general logistical support, whilst also overseeing a consultation process between producers, police, residents and local councillors, briefing those in filming areas about the sensitive nature of the production’s subject matter.