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:
Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 69 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Vera Bennett 58 episodes, 2013-2017
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 58 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Will Jackson 58 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 58 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Linda Miles 57 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Franky Doyle 52 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Joan Ferguson 48 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Inmate / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Bridget Westfall 30 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Karen (Kaz) Proctor 29 episodes, 2015-2017
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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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As research, the principal cast and production team toured the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre in Deer Park, Victoria, meeting inmates and staff. See more »

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They use the term top dog in the series, in Australian criminal world and inside gaol (jail) being called a dog is an insult saying you are a rat/narc as in the US. See more »

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Franky Doyle: I don't eat sausage, I'm vagitarian.
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Underrated show
19 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

A tense, thrilling and grasping TV series. Very much underrated. I love prison based shows so i was a huge fan of this. It got straight to the point and doesn't disappoint. I cannot wait till its back. I also watch Orange is the new black but this concept is different because its more serious. You cannot compare the two even though both is based around womens prison unit. You do not have to like a certain genre to watch this or be super intelligent, you can simply enjoy it. I'm really upset hardly anyone I know doesn't watch it which is why i had to write this review as to why everyone should! Again like any other show there are characters you love and hate which is awesome I get so attached to them. It is not a typical storyline in an everyday prison is what i loved.


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