Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.
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 Bea Smith (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Vera Bennett (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
Celia Ireland ...
 Liz Birdsworth (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Doreen Anderson (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Will Jackson (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins (46 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jacqueline Brennan ...
 Linda Miles (45 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Franky Doyle (40 episodes, 2013-2016)
Pamela Rabe ...
 Joan Ferguson (36 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Matthew Fletcher (34 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Maxine Conway (33 episodes, 2014-2016)
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 Extra: Inmate / ... (32 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Kim Chang (28 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Jess Warner (21 episodes, 2014-2015)
Libby Tanner ...
 Bridget Westfall (20 episodes, 2015-2016)
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 Rose Atkins (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. See more »

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The show has the name of a real prison; Wentworth Gaol, a former Australian prison that operated between 1881 and 1928, is located in Wentworth, New South Wales and is now a tourist attraction. See more »

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Franky Doyle: I don't eat sausage, I'm vagitarian.
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Remake of Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979) See more »

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This series gets better and better
28 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was a huge fan of the first season of Wentworth Prison when it was shown on Channel 5 in the UK last year. I thought the series proved to be a great 'standalone' drama with high quality production values, excellent writing and acting. The series at the same time also paid subtle and gracious homage to Prisoner, a special and ground breaking show. Well the second season doesn't disappoint, building on the quality of the first season, and it is mostly down to the clever introduction into the Wentworth mix of one character - Joan Ferguson. Pamela Rabe is simply brilliant as Joan Ferguson - taking on the mantle of one of the most iconic of TV characters and breathing a new 21st century life into her is no easy job, but Rabe achieves it, obviously relishing the opportunity to play such an unusual female character. Rabe's on screen presence, controlled physical stillness and a real glint in the eye hides an obvious wealth of feelings, which comes out in small doses throughout the season, in carefully played scenes where unexpected kindness and sincerity adds real depth to an already complicated individual. The 'new' Joan Ferguson has obvious OCD and abhors physical contact. Her compulsion to control every part of her environment (including her office) her staff and prisoners is wonderfully realised by Rabe, with a series of subtle physical ticks, cold stares and calculating mental games with everyone around her. Great use is made of prison security cameras which become Joan's 'All seeing eye'. Clever adaption of surgical gloves is used as a visual tease (and a wink) in the early episodes of what is to come from Joan later on. The writing, production and cast are universally excellent once again, with particular mention to Nicole da Silva and Danielle Cormack who play Frankie and Bea. As in the first season, the use of slow motion image capture and end sequence music is particularly effective. I for one can't wait for season three.


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