BBC One's Three Girls cast, first look and what it's all about

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BBC One's drama Three Girls continues tonight but who's in the cast and what is it all about?

Three Girls tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale and is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families.

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.

Three Girls cast

Maxine Peake (Silk, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Lesley Sharp (Scott And Bailey, Capital) will play two women who were instrumental in getting the girls’ voices heard.

Other cast includes Paul Kaye, Lisa Riley and Jill Halfpenny as parents of the girls, alongside Ace Bhatti as Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West.

They will be joined by Liv Hill, Ria Zmitrowicz and Molly Windsor, who play the three girls Ruby, Amber and Holly respectively, as well as Simon Nagra, Qas Hamid and Wasim Zakir.

In tonight's third and final episode, the ordeal of the court case finally draws to a close, and Holly, Amber and Ruby are faced with trying to rebuild their fragile lives and putting behind them the horrors they suffered for so long.

Sara and Maggie, who fought hard to protect the girls and bring the perpetrators to justice, also face an uncertain future. Can their experiences stop institutional failure from happening again?

Three Girls tells the story of three of the children who were victims in the 2012 grooming and sex trafficking case in Rochdale and is made with the full cooperation of the victims and their families.

Three Girls airs at 9PM tonight on BBC One.

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