Three Girls – Mini Series – BBC iPlayer

A harrowing, true account look at the uncomfortable subject of of child exploitation and grooming gangs as the three young actresses Molly Windsor, Liv Hill and Ria Zmitrowicz are placed in the unenviable position of portraying preyed upon and abused teenagers who are victims of the infamous Rochdale Paedophile ring.

Supplemented by supporting performances from British TV stalwarts Maxine Peak, Lisa Riley, Jill Halfpenny and Paul Kay, the drama is a chilling warning to parents and children worldwide as to the potential perils of absent parenting during adulthood.

Likely to make you angry and with the danger of drawing out viewers worst prejudices, the story examines nefarious tactics being deployed by those seeking to satisfy their sadistic desires.

Set across 3 ‘acts’ it is a race against time- and seemingly the authorities- to infiltrate the gang and put a stop to atrocities. The only question is, will it be too late for some of the victims and is the British legal system suited for dealing with these types of crimes?

Rating: 7.5/10

Viewed: May 2020

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