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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 90 episodes, 2013-2020
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 90 episodes, 2013-2020
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 90 episodes, 2013-2020
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 89 episodes, 2013-2020
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Lauri McLennan Lauri McLennan ...  Prisoner / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2019
Nicole da Silva ...  Franky Doyle 56 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 56 episodes, 2016-2020
Shareena Clanton Shareena Clanton ...  Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 52 episodes, 2016-2020
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 51 episodes, 2014-2019
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Tammy Macintosh ...  Kaz Proctor 46 episodes, 2015-2019
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 41 episodes, 2013-2019
Socratis Otto Socratis Otto ...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Ra Chapman ...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
Katherine Grinlaw ...  Inmate / ... 37 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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1 May 2013 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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The series first went into production in 2012. It aired its first season in 2013. 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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Vera Bennett: You molded me? You manipulated me. You used me. You used everyone!
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A great re-make of a classic Aussie drama
1 May 2013 | by mastas1See all my reviews

Initial skepticism of trying to remake a classic serial drama like Prisoner was quickly dispelled in the first few minutes of episode 1. This is a completely new take on a long running series from the 1980s with the necessary level of added grit needed in 2013. Whilst employing many of the well known character names; the "new" version has created juicy variations to the originals. Those familiar with the original series should not allow themselves to by put off in the early stages by casting of different types to play the original characters. Ep 1 was edgy, well paced and the acting overall was very good. If Wentworth can maintain the same intensity over its remaining 9 episodes of season 1, it will be a treat to watch. As well as seeing how the initial variation to different main characters develop, perhaps growing into their more familiar traits from the original series as the new series progresses. Clearly this re-make is attempting to tell the background story as to how the likes of Bea Smith, Vera Bennett, Meg Jackson and Frankie Doyle came to be like they were in the original Prisoner series.


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