The Making of Three Girls 18 (CTBA)
Producing Powerful Real Life Drama
Three Girls is a powerful drama based on the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal. Broadcast on BBC One over three consecutive nights in May of this year, it tells the true stories of "Holly", "Ruby" and "Amber" who were victims of child grooming and sexual abuse over a number of years and who helped to convict nine men of child abuse offences in 2012.
This critically acclaimed series saw more than 9.3 million requests on BBC iPlayer in May and averaged a consolidated audience of 8.1 million across its three episodes when it aired. It took four years to research, write and produce, including hours of in depth interviews with the victims and their families, consultants and professionals who deal with child grooming.
"An urgent, astonishingly moving piece" - (The Independent)
"a harrowing, believable and brave account of the child grooming scandal" - (The Spectator)
"it does what everyone and everything - including the investigation - failed to do: it focuses on the abused, rather than the abusers." - (The Guardian)
In this exclusive evening presented by Royal Television Society (RTS) Bristol, key members of the production will take part in a panel discussion to share how they brought this important story to the screen and discuss their creative process. Join director Philippa Lowthorpe, writer Nicole Taylor, executive producer Susan Hogg, editor Una Ni Dhonghaile and director of photography Matt Gray for some very special insights on this outstanding piece of scripted television.