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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Revenge will set them free. See more »

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The prison's address is: Wentworth Correctional Centre, 1408 Centre Road, Wentworth, Victoria 3790. 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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Excellent series
24 May 2013 | by See 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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