With the same production team as the BBC's award winning drama Five Daughters, including director Philippa Lowthorpe (Call The Midwife, Jamaica Inn), the story has been told with real sensitivity.
And while viewers have been really touched by the series, the real life counterparts are the ones who suffered the real trauma.
Rob Sandy wrote: "Got to say I thought Maxine Peake was at her absolute best in Three Girls". I got angry and I got more angry.
Amazingly, Rowbotham speaks candidly about how harrowing those ten years were when she features on Channel 4's First Dates finale on May 23rd.
Former Emmerdale star Lisa recalled: "I'm from Manchester, Rochdale is 11 miles from my home".
"The focus remains on the abused trio, "three girls" Holly, Ruby and Amber, as one of them chillingly says:"[We were] passed around like a ball".
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When I reflect on my days at that third sector organisation, I was very proud of the work that we did, including challenging the local authority to change its child protection policy to make it more sensitive to issues of child sexual exploitation. Me and my friends would clump together for safety.
Lisa said she became close to her "real-life me" Lorna Bowen during the making of the programme, and also Maggie Oliver, the police officer involved in the case who later resigned over the way the police had handled it. We had three-and-a-half months from last August filming it.
Viewers of a BBC drama on teen grooming have taken to social media to share their shock, with some saying they had to turn it off.
However, speaking on Loose Women, 40-year-old Lisa admitted she has now had her final surgery done, a boob job - but without implants - simply lifting up what was there.
She said: "I hope that change comes from this".