Is Wentworth a remake of Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Wentworth was conceived as a remake of the soap opera called Prisoner (called Prisoner: Cell Block H in the UK and US), a wildly successful drama that ran from 1979 to 1986.

What happened to Bea Smith in Prisoner: Cell Block H?

In episode 536, it is revealed that Bea Smith had died in a riot at Barnhurst, it is further revealed that she was trying to stop the riot, and save people from the blaze.

Who played Kerry Vincent in Prisoner?

Brisbane-born Penny Downie has gone from playing a violent prostitute named Kerry Vincent in 12 episodes of Prisoner, back in 1980, to playing a gracious aristocrat named Lady Sinderby in five episodes of Downton Abbey, starting this week.

What happened in the last episode of Prisoner: Cell Block H?

December 11, 1986
Prisoner/Final episode date

Is Wentworth based on a true story?

The fictional prison known as Wentworth first made its appearance on Australian television as the female prison where Prisoner: Cell Block H was set. What’s more, most of the characters in the remake are actually reimagined versions of the original cast of Prisoner characters.

Why did Bea Smith get killed off?

During the last episode of the fourth season, Bea was killed off after being stabbed multiple times by Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe). Producers confirmed that the character had been written out “for dramatic purposes” and would not be returning for the show’s fifth season.

Is Bea Smith Dead?

Deceased (1949–2020)
B. Smith/Living or Deceased

Does Boomer get released?

In episode six, Boomer is released from the slot to learn that Judy hadn’t died after the women attacked her.

Who are the main characters in Prisoner Cell Block H?

This is a list of all the main characters in Prisoner Cell Block H Character Actor Status Duration Bea Smith: Val Lehman: Deceased 1-400 Franky Doyle: Carol Burns: Deceased 1-20 Doreen Anderson: Colette Mann: Alive 1-49, 55-246, 253-304, 358-360, 435-446 Lizzie Birdsworth: Sheila Florance: Alive 1-418 Lynn Warner: Kerry Armstrong:

Who is the creator of the TV show The prisoner?

Prisoner was created by Reg Watson, who had produced the British soap opera Crossroads from 1964 to 1973 and would create Australian soaps The Young Doctors, Sons and Daughters and Neighbours.

Where does the TV series The Prisoner take place?

This Australian series has, after 692 episodes, received cult status all over the world. The series takes place in Wentworth, a prison in Australia. Wentworth is a high-security female prison. The women are there for all sorts of crimes.

Who are the original characters in Wentworth Prison?

We focus on Bea’s arrival at Wentworth Correctional Centre, and her transition from a scared housewife, to an influential prisoner. It also re-introduces original characters Doreen, Lizzy, Franky, as well as some of the correctional officers like Vera, Fletch, Meg, and Erica, and their journeys throughout the series.