'Incredibly shocking' teen rape drama Three Girls sickens viewers


Viewers watching a BBC drama about the Rochdale abuse scandal have said they had to switch off because it was too disturbing while others heaped praise on the show and said it should be shown in schools.

Appearing as witnesses, Holly and Ruby were forced to relive their ordeals and were accused of lying by the defence teams who told them their abuse was a "lifestyle choice".

Former Emmerdale actress Lisa plays Lorna Bowen, a mother of one of the three victims depicted on the show.

Molly Windsor, 19, and Liv Hill, 19, play Holly and Ruby in the controversial drama which runs for three consecutive nights on BBC One, starting on Tuesday, May 16.

At least 47 girls were raped and passed around the group after being plied with alcohol in the highly-publicised case.

The drama will look at the way in which these girls were groomed, how they were ignored by the authorities directly responsible for protecting them, and how they eventually made themselves heard.

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'Really happy at the response we've had from 3 girls, ' she tweeted.

Nevertheless, I want to end this article on a hopeful note reminding us that we can not allow ourselves to give into despair - even if we end up being a lone voice like Sara Rowbotham.

"It's important that the BBC took a chance because it could have gone one of two ways".

She said: "I hope that change comes from this".

As her relationship with her family fractures, Holly finds the courage to speak out, but will her nightmare finally end?

"I'm coming out of a very hard, dark time". She also demonstrated the key attributes that all practitioners need when working alongside children, which we have dubbed as relation-based social work. But we knew that remaining silent was not an option as it allows abuse and perpetrators to triumph.