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Wentworth 

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 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth / ... 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 71 episodes, 2013-2019
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 70 episodes, 2013-2018
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 70 episodes, 2013-2019
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 61 episodes, 2013-2018
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
Tammy Macintosh ...  Karen (Kaz) Proctor / ... 42 episodes, 2015-2019
Socratis Otto ...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Ra Chapman ...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
Aaron Jeffery ...  Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Libby Tanner ...  Bridget Westfall 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 33 episodes, 2016-2019
Sally-Anne Upton Sally-Anne Upton ...  Lucy Gambaro 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Katherine Grinlaw ...  Inmate / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 31 episodes, 2013-2018
Bessie Holland Bessie Holland ...  Stella Radic 30 episodes, 2014-2018
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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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Crime | Drama

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

1 May 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Vera Bennett: Doubling up. Staff cutbacks are starting to bite.
Linda Miles: Tell me about it. Over-worked, underpaid, underappreciated.
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Remake of Prisoner (1979) See more »

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Gripping
28 August 2013 | by sebpopcornSee all my reviews

The last thing I ever expected to appear in the TV listings was a new series based on the excellent Prisoner Cell Block H! Being a big fan of the original series I had to see what it was like.

The acting is good and it has the same mix of tragedy and tension as the original. I think it's a good move that they didn't try to exactly copy the characters and stories of the original, instead opting for some familiar names and a whole new story with some reminders of Prisoner for the fans.

You have to hand it to Australia, there are some genres of TV they do better than the rest of the world, namely soap opera and prison drama. Great stuff, I will definitely be tuning in next week. Well done to Channel 5 for buying in something worth seeing for a change.


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