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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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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. 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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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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In January 2014, it was announced that a third season of Wentworth had been ordered, before the second had aired. In a similar manner, a 12-episode fourth season was announced before the airing of the third season on 27 February 2015. It began airing from 10 May 2016. 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: The only thing taking revenge will do, is earn you a life sentence.
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Referenced in The Yard: 1.Bölüm (2018) See more »

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Prisoner Cell Block H
29 August 2013 | by jonboy1969See all my reviews

Just finished episode one of "Wentworth", the 2013 remake of the totally brilliant Prisoner Cell Block H, The characters names are the same, Erica, Vera Bennett, Bea Smith, Lizzie Birdsworth, Doreen Anderson, Mr Fletcher, even Frankie Doyle.

The first episode leads us down the route like the first episode of the original with some surprising differences, and one huge change from the original, which you will have to watch Ep1 to see, it came as a shock and surprise to me, and I loved it, it made sense to do it this way.

As long as the great writing and acting continue then Wentworth Prison will last for many many years, it would also be great to see some faces from the original pop up albeit as someone else, how about Val Lehman as governor, now that would be amazing.

If you want a really gritty drama, that harks back to the 80's but is new, modern and right up to date, along with great acting and writing, then this is definitely for you, currently it is on Wednesdays Channel 5 10pm (UK), go on, you know you want to.


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