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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Celia Ireland ...
Katrina Milosevic ...
Jacqueline Brennan ...
 Doreen Anderson 53 episodes, 2013-2017
 Matthew Fletcher 34 episodes, 2013-2015
 Inmate / ... 32 episodes, 2013-2016
Libby Tanner ...


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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You don't run this prison, I do. See more »


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2013 (Australia)  »

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Ventvort  »

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Did You Know?


Nicole da Silva is responsible for both the nicknames of Bridget (Gidget) and Officer Miles (Smiles). See more »


They use the term top dog in the series, in Australian criminal world and inside gaol (jail) being called a dog is an insult saying you are a rat/narc as in the US. See more »


Franky Doyle: I don't eat sausage, I'm vagitarian.
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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Wentworth S4 (2016) See more »

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Prisoner Cell Block H
29 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See 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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