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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 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 100 episodes, 2013-2021
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 99 episodes, 2013-2021
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 71 episodes, 2014-2021
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 66 episodes, 2016-2021
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 62 episodes, 2016-2021
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2019
Nicole da Silva ...  Franky Doyle 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Tammy Macintosh ...  Kaz Proctor 46 episodes, 2015-2019
Leah Purcell ...  Rita Connors 42 episodes, 2018-2021
Rarriwuy Hick Rarriwuy Hick ...  Ruby Mitchell 42 episodes, 2018-2021
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 41 episodes, 2013-2019
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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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You don't run this prison, I do. (Season 3) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Australia

Language:

English

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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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The show won 3 Logie awards at the 2018 Logies. Pamela Rabe won one for Outstanding Actress and the series won another 2. One for for most popular drama and outstanding drama series. 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 »

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Jake Stewart: Let Vera go and take me instead.
Sean Brody: Aw..
[raises his voice]
Sean Brody: Back the fuck up.
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Referenced in Wentworth: Behind The Bars (2019) See more »

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Wentworth, worth all it's weight in watchability

Looking back now, Prisoner was a laugh riot. Dad and I were laughing when they repeated the original series, again, that seems so cheesy now, if of course unrealistic, judging by the larger than life plots, and some highly and insanely unlikely scenarios, that caused a bit of eye rolling. Oh, how times have changed. This new, better series is more modernized as now having security cameras with much better looking women and better actors, although the ones from the original must be praised too. Don't fault them, it's what they had to work with. We retain our chief characters from the original, though some, altered, here and there, especially Vera 'Vinegar Tits' Bennett, played wonderfully by a familiar Seachange face. Danielle McCormack holds her own, very strong as Bea, and a much hotter looking Frankie Doyle, is a very animated and absorbing character, wonderfully played by De Silva, up there by McCormack. Even the brief Jim Fletcher character is reprised by McCleod's Daughter's Aaron Jeffrey. But it's Pamela Rabe as the notorious Joan Ferguson, who's really scarring and creepy to the max. I was impressed and admired her take on the role, that's so creepily haunting, I prefer her to Maggie's Kirkpatrick's portrayal. It's great to see different actors do the same role, putting their own spin on it. Hey if they copied the other actors, it would be boring, and unwatchable, but when actors breath a lot of originality, life and traits into that role, you know it will be, and I'm not just saying that about Rabe's, but her performance was the one, who had the real effect on me, that sly smile, and those unreadable expressions in that steel gaze of hers, that only leaves you wanting more. This is one of those successful remakes, a much scarier and tougher Prisoner this time around, some women you don't want to mess with, the much younger ones, some real cuties. Hey, if you want laughs and escapism, just go back to the original, as this one, a much more serious and intense series, is far different from what went on 24 years earlier. Excellento.


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