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QUOTES - Stephen Butchard, Writer
"The most important thing was to discover what was going on below the surface. I wanted to know: 'who is that person standing on that street corner?'"
"They were drug addicts first and sex workers second. Prostitution was a means to an end, and the end was being able to feed their drug habit."
"I very much wanted this to be about the girls. At the end I wanted people to feel a loss for the girls."
QUOTES - Philippa Lowthorpe, Director
"I want it to open people's eyes. People think prostitutes are somehow different from us."
"We were interested in the girls. We weren't interested in the nasty, horrible thing that happened to them."
QUOTES - Simon Lewis, Producer
"If people choose to discuss issues raised by the drama like drugs and its relationship to prostitution as a result that's great. For us I think the message is a simpler one. These were ordinary people for whom life took a cruel turn. And none of them deserved their fates, whatever their failings as human beings, and we are certainly not claiming that any of them were perfect."
QUOTES - Susan Hogg, Executive Producer
"Part of the reason the families wanted to be involved was to reclaim who their daughters were and put their real personalities in the public domain. At the time they were just referred to as prostitutes, it was absolutely shocking. I think that's what this is all about."
QUOTES - Maire Alderton (Anneli's mum)
"It was so awful when the press referred to the girls as prostitutes. Prostitution is not a career choice, it's drug addiction that drives people to it – simple as."
"If this drama sparks a debate about drug addiction and girls on the street that is a very good thing."
QUOTES - Rosemary Nicholls (Annette's mum)
"We as a family want people to know that women who work on the streets do not choose this, but are forced to do so due to crippling drug habits."
QUOTES - Isabella Clennell (Paula's mum)
"The meaning of this drama is about drug addiction not prostitution."
"My heart aches for any other parents who go through this."
BBC TV blog
The Executive Producer of Five Daughters, Susan Hogg, talks to the TV blog about the difficulties in getting the drama made, dealing with such a sensitive topic and what inspired her to produce the programme.BBC TV blog: Five Daughters: Why their story had to be told
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