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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
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 61 episodes, 2014-2020
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
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
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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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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The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979), which ran on Network Ten from 1979 to 1986. Lara Radulovich and David Hannam developed Wentworth from Reg Watson's original concept. 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: It's fucking Governor.
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One of the best shows I've ever watched without a doubt!
30 November 2016 | by ditziieSee all my reviews

I put off watching this for a long time, under the false impression that it would just be a different version of 'Orange Is The New Black' (which I do love, but am not really searching for shows similar to it because I don't particularly like jail/prison shows) but man was I wrong. It is NOTHING like OITNB. Their similarities begin and end with it being set in a female prison.

When I finally gave in and started watching, I was instantly hooked. Each episode is filled with action and drama and plenty of moments that make you either laugh or cry. The characters are unique and truly wonderfully played, you will quickly grow to love or hate each of them (sometimes both!) and as you learn their backstories you get a sense of really knowing and understanding them.

There are some scenes that will literally have you on the edge of your seat, with your heart racing, yelling at the TV.

After finishing this, I had to go find 'Prisoner Cell Block H' and give it a try. While it's nowhere near as good as 'Wentworth' (in my opinion) it was definitely neat to see the differences between the two.

I'd definitely recommend Wentworth to anyone, I can't think of anyone I know who wouldn't like it, all of my friends who have watched it agree that it is one of their all time favorites! You will be kicking yourself for waiting so long to watch it!


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