Three girls Drama three series based on the true stories of victims of grooming and sexual abuse in Rochdale. One of the most horrifying cases in sexual abuse in Modern abuse in modern Britain history. Three girls focuses on the young victims who were groomed in Rochdale in the five years between 2008 and 2012, for which nine men were convicted and sentenced
. Before the failure of the authorities to do anything about it..
Three Girls BBC One showed on Tuesday, May 16 at 9pm and runs over three consecutive nights, concluding on May 18. These disgusting convicts gang of men were from Pakistan origin who preyed on vulnerable girls by initially offering them drink, drugs and gifts, before raping and prostituting them.
Sexual health aid worker Sara Rowbotham played by (Maxine Peake) and Rochadele’s crisis intervention team coordinator she worked with the victims of abuse in the Rochadale community, by gaining their trust at her refuge centre.
Sara gradually piecing together what had happened to them, which did lead her to recognize an alarming pattern of abuse in the Rochadele area but claims her warnings were ignored.
Sara’s warning were finally heeded when a new police officer Maggie Olivia played by (Lesley Sharp) that assigned to the case.
The story follows 15-year-old Holly played (by 19-year-old Molly Windsor) has recently moved to Rochdale and starts hanging out with sisters Amber and Ruby (Ria Zmitrovic and Liv Hill)all of whom were victims of grooming and fell pregnant during their abuse. Ruby, who has learning difficulties, was just 13 when she was impregnated by a 42-year-old man, and later had an abortion. These vulnerable girls were raped, callously, viciously and violently.
Their names have been changed for the programme in order to protect their identity. The drama does not shy away it’s explicit disturbance of sexual assault and personally of the TV’s toughest to watch.
The group of girls are at the back of a local kebab shop and given free food and endless bottles of vodka by older men.
The demands for sex begins, the camera work effectively in which Holly ‘s scene very explicitly shown when she is raped on a dramatic effect. The shots are very dark, shallow, and dull which shows how vulnerable these females were with no where to go for help, however Sara did try and rescue them.
Three girls is worth watching although this show is very upsetting the truth about sexual assault and sexual grooming should be alerted for future cases.
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THREE GIRLS AVAILABLE ON BCCIPLAYER Worth Watching 9/10