The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.
Reviews
Popularity
2,721 ( 50)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1986   1985   1984   1983   1982   1981   … See all »
10 wins. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Elspeth Ballantyne ...
 Meg Morris / ... 669 episodes, 1979-1986
Betty Bobbitt ...
Sheila Florance ...
Maggie Kirkpatrick ...
...
Patsy King ...
 Erica Davidson 354 episodes, 1979-1985
Gerda Nicolson ...
 Ann Reynolds / ... 319 episodes, 1981-1986
Colette Mann ...
Edit

Storyline

This Australian series has, after 692 episodes, received cult status all over the world. The series takes place in Wentworth, a prison in Australia. Wentworth is a high-security female prison. The women are there for all sorts of crimes. We get to follow how they got there, their life in the prison and what becomes of them afterwards. We also get to follow the staff, their work in the prison and their personal relationships. Written by Jens Andersson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The cult phenomenon from down under.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caged Women  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(692 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Pepe Trevor (Lexie Patterson) is the daughter of "Prisoner" producer Marie Trevor. See more »

Goofs

Bea Smith's husbands name changed varies from Harry to Jack. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Franky Doyle: She bumped into me.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Neighbours: Caught in the Middle (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Inside
(Prisoner theme)
Written by Allan Caswell
Conducted by William Motzing
Performed by Lynne Hamilton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Best TV-series ever!
17 April 2000 | by (Motala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is the best series ever shown on television. It has it all! Laughs, nerves, drama and heart. It´s not at all like any other soap-opera. One thing I like about the show is that it´s about the weak in society. Women in prison, what group can possibly be lower on the scale? And this series is totally on their side! Everything about this series is great! See it!


16 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page