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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 81 episodes, 2013-2020
Robbie Magasiva ...  Will Jackson 81 episodes, 2013-2020
Katrina Milosevic ...  Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins 81 episodes, 2013-2020
Celia Ireland ...  Liz Birdsworth 80 episodes, 2013-2019
Jacqueline Brennan ...  Linda Miles 80 episodes, 2013-2020
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
Pamela Rabe ...  Joan Ferguson 51 episodes, 2014-2019
Kate Jenkinson ...  Allie Novak 47 episodes, 2016-2020
Danielle Cormack ...  Bea Smith 46 episodes, 2013-2016
Tammy Macintosh ...  Kaz Proctor 46 episodes, 2015-2019
Bernard Curry ...  Jake Stewart 43 episodes, 2016-2020
Lucia Brancatisano Lucia Brancatisano ...  Officer Peta Webb 41 episodes, 2013-2019
Socratis Otto ...  Maxine Conway 37 episodes, 2014-2017
Ra Chapman ...  Kim Chang 37 episodes, 2013-2017
Katherine Grinlaw ...  Inmate / ... 37 episodes, 2013-2019
Aaron Jeffery ...  Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
Libby Tanner ...  Bridget Westfall 33 episodes, 2015-2018
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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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Wentworth 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 first episode of Wentworth attracted 244,000 viewers, making it the most watched Australian drama series premiere in Foxtel history. 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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Franky Doyle: [Leaving the Prison after receiving her parole] Fuck this place!
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Underrated show
19 February 2015 | by faiza_khanSee all my reviews

A tense, thrilling and grasping TV series. Very much underrated. I love prison based shows so i was a huge fan of this. It got straight to the point and doesn't disappoint. I cannot wait till its back. I also watch Orange is the new black but this concept is different because its more serious. You cannot compare the two even though both is based around womens prison unit. You do not have to like a certain genre to watch this or be super intelligent, you can simply enjoy it. I'm really upset hardly anyone I know doesn't watch it which is why i had to write this review as to why everyone should! Again like any other show there are characters you love and hate which is awesome I get so attached to them. It is not a typical storyline in an everyday prison is what i loved.


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