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Girls' Night

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Girls' Night is an inspiring and poignant film from writer Kay Mellor, one of the most formidably talented writers in Britain today. Familiar to television viewers through her series Band of Gold and the TV movie Some Kind of Life, Kay has drawn on personal experience to tell the story of Dawn and Jackie.

The film focuses on how the lives of Dawn and Jackie are transformed when Dawn wins the jackpot at one of their regular Friday night bingo sessions. Their celebrations are cut short however when Jackie discovers that Dawn has a tumour and only a short time left to live.

Dawn decides against further treatment and is determined to enjoy the time she has left. Leaving startled families behind, the two women set off to fulfil a lifetime ambition and head off to Las Vegas.


Type of film
Running Time
104 mins
35mm Kodak
Nick Hurran
Pippa Cross
Executive Producer
Pippa Cross
Director of Photography
David Odd
Principal Cast
Brenda Blethyn, George Costigan, Julie Walters and Kris Kristofferson
Screen Writer
Kay Mellor


Production status


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Granada Film
London Television Centre
Upper Ground
London SE1 9LT
Tel: 020 7737 8681
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