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TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2013– )
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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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Series cast summary:
Kate Atkinson ...  Vera Bennett 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth / ... 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 79 episodes, 2013-2019
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2019
Nicole da Silva ...  Franky Doyle 55 episodes, 2013-2018
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 50 episodes, 2014-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 46 episodes, 2016-2019
Tammy Macintosh ...  Kaz Proctor 45 episodes, 2015-2019
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 42 episodes, 2016-2019
Socratis Otto ...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Ra Chapman ...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 37 episodes, 2013-2019
Aaron Jeffery ...  Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Katherine Grinlaw ...  Inmate / ... 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Libby Tanner ...  Bridget Westfall 33 episodes, 2015-2018


Fans of the iconic Prisoner Cell Block H series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth Prison is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea's early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner Cell Block H that contemporises legendary characters and their stories for today's audience. This series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. The audience will be introduced to Bea all over again and meet her allies and enemies in the form of iconic inmates: ... Written by ahmetkozan

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One sentence can change your life. See more »


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

1 May 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Wentworth See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The UK premiere of the show attracted 1.67 million viewers, a 10.3% share of the audience for the 10pm time slot. See more »


They use the term top dog in the series, in Australian criminal world and inside jail being called a dog is an insult saying you are a rat/narc as in the US. (The term "top dog" is used a lot in both England and Australia and it is not an insult at all) See more »


Joan Ferguson: The names Miss Ferguson. But you can call me Governor.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows About Prison (2016) See more »

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Excellent series
24 May 2013 | by heffmacher_2000See all my reviews

I have just started watching this and I so far i am extremely impressed.

Although i was fairly young, I was a fan of Prisoner back in the days when it was on and i have been looking forward to this show ever since i heard there was a re-make.

I don't want to give too much away regarding the plot but basically it has a similar plot to the original format but there are a few twists that you wont be expecting - especially with casting.

Its superbly acted and after 15 minutes into it you wont want to switch off. The girls in the show are brilliant. There is plenty of drama, action and some occasional black comedy.

Don't judge the show on the reviews and past experiences alone, watch it and make your own decision. If you haven't seen the old shows of Prisoner you wont be missing out on anything at all.

Well done and i look forward to more episodes. This will definitely be winning a few awards. Keep up the good work Foxtel.

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