Prisoner Cell Block H Wiki
Advertisement

Welcome to the Prisoner Cell Block H and Wentworth Wiki

Hi there and welcome to the ultimate Prisoner: Cell Block H and Wentworth fan wiki! By the fans for the fans, full of episode breakdowns, character writeups and more information then you can poke a stick at, the fan wiki has everything you need to satisfy your information craving! Happy reading!

Prisoner originally screened from 27 February 1979 to 11 December 1986, and was created by Reg Watson [1]. It was also produced by The Reg Grundy Organisation [2] and screened on Network Ten. It originally was conceived under the working title of Women in Prison and Women Behind Bars, the series was set in the fictional women's prison, the "Wentworth Detention Centre". Since its original airing, it has been shown in re-runs and has picked up a huge cult following overseas, including the USA, UK and Sweden to name a few. Thus, new generations of fans keep getting hooked on the shows various storylines; many which are still quite relevant today.

In 2013 Prisoner's reimagining Wentworth aired for 8 seasons from 2013-2021, Wentworth had won numerous awards in the process and would hold the title as Foxtel's most successful local drama series with the show becoming Foxtel's highest rated series premiere, Foxtel's longest running local drama series, and has a dedicated and loyal fanbase worldwide.

After Wentworth ended fan events across Australia, the US & UK held by Wentworth Con and Screen Star Event bring cast and fans together for two day events making the show even more popular years after the show ended.

As of 2022, Prisoner is streaming on channel 10's streaming service 10play and in 2021 Talking Prisoner begun its podcast with former members of the cast and crew.

In 2019 it was Prisoner's 40th Anniversary and in 2024 celebrated it's 45th anniversary.

Prisoner Main Sections

Inmates

Top Dogs

Screws

Governors

Miscellaneous Characters

Episodes

Wentworth Main Sections

2013 Prisoners

Wentworth Top Dogs

2013 Staff

Wentworth Governors

On The Outside 2013 Characters

Wentworth Episodes

Info

The Prisoner Cell Block H and Wentworth Wiki features articles for the original Prisoner series and its 2010s remake, Wentworth.

Click on the buttons below to check out the Main Categories

Wentworth

Wentworth is the series considered Prisoner's "spin-off" remake and since its release it had been released to 80 plus countries worldwide. Wentworth would air from 2013-2021 winning numerous awards in the process and would hold the title as Foxtel's most successful local drama series with the show becoming Foxtel's highest rated season premiere, Foxtel's longest running local drama series, and has a dedicated and loyal fanbase worldwide.

The show was epically saved in 2018 when production for the seventh and final season was underway. A petition had garnered over 50,000 signatures, the show was renewed in private before the public would know and it was announced in 2019 the show was renewed for 20 more episodes, the show would reach 100 episodes and would be one of Foxtel Australia's most successful local dramas.

With events from Wentworth Con and Screen Star Event taking place, with fans and cast members travelling the world to meet fans.

The series first started airing in 2013 on Foxtel's SoHo channel before it moved to Showcase at the start of its fifth season the series finished airing in 2021 with 100 episodes and 8 seasons.

The series had won 7 Logie Awards, AACTA Awards and many more with the show receiving 3 final nods during the 2022 Logie Award nominations and an Audience Choice AACTA award for Favourite Drama in 2021.

The series first begun production in late 2012 and finished production of its 8th and final season in late September 2020 (under strict COVID filming conditions) with season 8 part 2 serving as the series finale in 2021.

Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Jacquie Brennan and Katrina Milosevic appearing in 100 episodes of the series and received when filming finished a '100 club' placard. during the final days on set.

BeaS4
56b5d7272c6e7326580aa266483c914e
Frankie
Doreen
Kaz.p
Allie.N
Liz
Boomer-0
Sonia Stevens (Wentworth)
Will
Vera
MattFletchyFletch
Wentworth-jake-mob
Marie Wentworth
Rita Conners
RubyMitchellS8
Linda.M
Maxine-character
Jacs
Erica Davidson (Wentworth)
DerekChanning
Lucy
Tinam
Kim-chang-wentworth-s5-e10
Bridget-westfall-character
VickyKostaS6ep5
Drago
Jess-character
Sky-character
JodieS
Nash
BraydenHoltS2
HarrySmith
Debbie
Cindy.Lou
ShayneButler
SimmoSlater
Sophie
Iman Farah
DonKaplanS4
StellaR
Download66
Mike Pennisi
Alan Doyle
SteveFaulknerWW
2015-05-03 00.54.32
Vinnie.Holt
Meg
13703076 521275104728674 1960915717 n
Tess Doyle
NarelleStang
Brenda Murphy
Spike
Mel
Tanya
Strong Prisoner
RRHCarly2
LathamS5
KyleeWebbS7
MonAlson
GregMillerWentworth
SeanBrodBehindTheBars
OfficerWebb
ChrisBakula
Ray
LukasS7
RodneyGavin
NurseShen
SeniorDetectiveCollins
DetHydari
MHeston
Hutchins
Ronnie.Katsis
MichaelArmstrongQC
Tasha G
ToniGoodes
ArtieBirdsworth
ZoeTaylor
DengOfficer
Dr. Stayed Rasham
Nurse Radcliffe
OfficerFord
AntonUSpt2
WesUSPt2
SharonGilmourS6
HayleyJourno
Marge
MayJenkins
Doug.Williams
GarethBlaha


Trivia

  • Prisoner was originally going to be only 16 episodes but ended up being 692 episodes due to its popularity.
  • Some of the actors and actresses had more than one role in the show (e.g, Anne Phelan [3] Officer Mason and, dopey inmate Bernadette and her famous role as Myra Desmond, who was the second longest running top dog and former PRG).
  • The APM song Fear 1 from the show was used in two episodes of the famous Nickelodeon Cartoon Spongebob Squarepants [4]
  • American entertainer Sammy Davis Jr[5] a fan of the show and visited the show at Grundy Studios to meet the cast including his favourite actress on the show Maggie Kirkpatrick, her character nicknamed The Freak. Davis arriving in a helicopter even offered to make an appearance on the show but the series ended before it could be arranged.
  • The girl who played Bea's daughter in a flashback scene is Val Lehman's daughter Cassandra, and the girl who played Yvonne, who gave Bea refuge in her first escape is also her real-life daughter Joanne.
  • Vera "Vinegar Tits" Bennett was one of the big roles to choose from in the series as Val Lehman and Maggie Kirkpatrick both auditioned for the role.
  • When Wentworth did a media screening of its first episode, the original primary cast of Prisoner Cell Block H (Carol Burns, Patsy King, Elspeth Ballantyne, Colette Mann) called the series "The ultimate compliment."
  • When Wentworth was renewed for 20 more episodes in 2018, it was revealed that it would be the longest running 1 hour drama on Foxtel in its history.


Featured Screws, Inmates & Governor

PatSlattery591
LindaS7

Pat Slattery

Maxine Conway

VeraStare

Will Jackson (Wentworth)

Linda Miles

Daphne

Vera Bennett

Daphne Graham

Maxine
WillJacksonS8
Advertisement