A to Z of HMP Larkhall
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The name of the Amsterdam strip club in which Shell worked under the name, ‘Naughty Nikki’. Even heavy pregnancy didn’t stop Shell strutting her stuff for her pervy punters. When Fenner, Colin, and Ken came across her she was concealing her bump underneath a huge phallus and brandishing a riding whip (s5ep1).
Legal-aid solicitor who was assigned to defend Al after she was charged with Virginia’s murder. On the fact of it, things looked very bleak for Al, but after Lucy heard about the extent of the physical abuse her client had suffered throughout her childhood, she began to build a credible defence (s5ep13). However, Al chickened out at the last minute and pleaded guilty (s5ep15).
Pat is very much in the mould of Nikki and Yvonne, a tough, outspoken inmate with absolutely no respect for the prison authorities and a tendency to help those in trouble. She was transferred to Larkhall at her own request after discovering that Sister Thomas More, the nun who had abused her throughout her childhood, was an inmate on G-Wing. After forcing Sister Thomas to confess to her crimes at knifepoint (s7ep6), Pat entered into an epic struggle with Natalie for control of the wing that eventually culminated in Natalie’s death (s8ep6).
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Most notably those belonging to Hollamby. So far they’ve been stolen twice: once by Shaz and Denny (s2ep11), and then by the Julies to aid Yvonne in one of her escape attempts (s4ep1). Fenner once made copies of his keys and passed them on to Shell in the hope that she would make good her escape and get out of his hair once and for all (s3ep7). Yvonne managed to talk Colin in to giving her his keys shortly before embarking on what became her final escape attempt. After imprisoning Yvonne in the hanging cell, Fenner returned the keys to Colin, saying that he’d found them lying in the corridor (s5ep16).
Selena had a set of keys made for Kris to use during her attempt to follow Yvonne to freedom. Kris found Yvonne’s body and was so shocked by the gruesome sight that she dropped the keys down a drain (s6ep1). The police were treating Yvonne’s death as suspicious and attention was beginning to focus on Fenner, however, the discovery of Kris’s keys in the drain led them to believe that Yvonne had dropped them herself before locking the door, unaware that the tunnel ahead was blocked. Fenner was let of the hook and Yvonne’s death was ruled as an accident (s6ep2).
Keven was wise to take precautions when escorting Natalie on an outside visit. Although he uncuffed her only once – to allow her to visit the bathroom – it was enough time for her to retrieve a can of mace that had been previously planted there for her. She sprayed Kevin in the face, disabling him for long enough to cuff him to a piece of furniture so that she could make good her escape. Savvy Colin had taped a handcuff key to his leg and was soon on her tail (s7ep12).
The TV production company who chose to film their fly-on-the-wall documentary Lady Lags at Larkhall (s3ep7).
Kids on Wheels
A charity that provides disabled children with wheelchairs. The motorised wheelchair built by the G-Wing inmates for Buki’s son Lennox was presented to the charity’s celebrity patron, Christopher Biggins. He was later taken hostage (s5ep7). See Biggins, Christopher.
Kimber, Beverley Janine
Donny and Janine’s daughter. She was named after Bev who was forced to stand in as midwife when Janine went into a shock early labour and gave birth on the floor of the four-bed dorm (s8ep11).
Donny was transferred from Larkhall’s D-Wing (s8ep1). Wide-eyed and eager to please, he was readily recruited by the police to become their Liaison Officer at Larkhall, and played a big part in persuading Emira Al Jahani to reveal the location of her husband, suspected terrorist Hassan Al Jahani (s8ep3). Donny is a genuine guy, well liked by both staff and inmates, especially Janine. She and Donny were unable to suppress their feelings for one another and fell in love. During an outside visit, Donny fathered a daughter, Beverley Janine, who was born on the floor of the four-bed dorm (s7ep13).
Helen and Nikki, Helen and Thomas, Nikki and Caroline, Shaz and Denny, Cassie and Roisin, Neil and Di, Yvonne and Colin, Barbara and Henry, Karen and Fenner, Kris and Selena, Frances and Colin, Kris and Natalie, Pat and Sheena, Natalie and Fenner, Hollamby and Dr Nicholson, Donny and Janine, Shell and practically everybody...
Natalie’s boyfriend and business partner. He was arrested in a Larkhall visiting room when an on-the-spot police search produced two bags of cocaine. Because of Paul’s arrest, Natalie was forced to turn to Frances for help, giving her the evidence she needed to prove that Natalie and her gang were smuggling children in to the country for use in the sex-trade (s6ep1).
The only metal knives on G-Wing are kept in a locked cupboard behind the servery, but on occasion, they have ‘escaped’. Julie J stole a knife from the cupboard to use to slash her wrists when Julie S was released on electronic tag (s3ep3). Al, Tina and Maxi tooled themselves up with knives from the cupboard during the G-Wing riot to use on the screws until Caroline Lewis stepped in and pointed out the very obvious flaws in their plan (s3ep11).
Julie S became convinced that Fenner was responsible for Yvonne’s death and so grabbed a knife and threatened him with it. She meant to stab him but chickened out and slashed his hand instead (s6ep3). Pat smashed the glass door of the cupboard with a fire extinguisher and then used the largest and sharpest of the knives to take Sister Thomas More hostage (s7ep6).
During the Christmas Eve blizzard, the knife cupboard fell off the wall of the servery and smashed open. Julie J pinched a knife to defend herself against Fenner’s ghost, but ‘he’ turned the knife on her, forcing her to stab herself in the stomach. Natalie also leapt on the opportunity to grab a knife. She passed it to Miranda Miles who used it to sharpen the end of a wooden crucifix. The crucifix was then used to stab Christie Mackay to death (s7ep13).
Russian Mafiosi who stole a bag of diamonds from his ‘colleagues’ and then stashed them in his luxury hotel suite at the Hotel Americanas in Marbella. While Sergei was being tortured into revealing the location of the missing diamonds, escapees Phyl and Bev stumbled across them and stole them (s7ep9).
Crystal’s favourite hymn, always guaranteed to drive Hollamby up the wall. Zandra’s final request was for Crystal to sing the hymn at her memorial service – “not because I like it, but I remember how it used to drive old Bodybag mad when you sang it all the time” (s2ep9).