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Glasgow Girls 2014

Minnow Films for BBC Three  

1 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC Three

An innovative musical drama based on the true story of the Glasgow Girls, a group of teenagers whose appeal to save their friend from deportation inspired a powerful human rights campaign.

When Kosovan teenager Agnesa Murselaj was detained by immigration officers in a dawn raid, pupils Amal, from Somalia, Roza, from Kurdistan, North Iraq, Ewelina a Polish Roma, and local Drumchapel teenagers Emma, Jennifer and Toni-Lee refused to let her go without a fight.

What started as a grassroots petition in their school, grew into a powerful movement as they lobbied the Home Office, challenged the First Minister in public, and won the hearts of their community in a bid to not only save their friend but to put an end to dawn raids and child detention.

Featuring contemporary musical moments to enhance the story and themes this factual drama features a talented young ensemble cast, complimented by Gary Lewis who plays their teacher.

Worthy of Awards
The Observer

Dared to tackle the difficult questions of immigration, and did so with zest
Daily Mail

It is a powerful, moving, and stirring exploration of friendship, personal growth and righteous zeal, performed with energy and commitment by a universally impressive young cast
The Stage

Glasgow Girls


BAFTA Scotland Winner Televiosn Drama   BAFTA Scotland
Television Drama
RTS Scotland Winner Best Drama  

RTS Scotland
Best Drama

Broadcast Awards 2015 Winner Best Original Programme  

Awards 2015

Best Original Programme

European CIVIS Television Prize 2015  

European CIVIS Television Prize 2015

Directed by
Brian Welsh
Executive Producer
Colin Barr
Written by
Joe Barton & Brian Welsh
Kate Cook
Story Producer
Anna Stephens
Paul Knight
Line Producer
Charles Bates
Music Supervisor
Peter Saville
Director of Photography
Benjamin Kračun
Production Designer
Mark Leese
Sound Recordist
Cameron Mercer
Make-Up Designer
Paula Rebanks
Costume Designer
Denise Coombes