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Wentworth is an Australian TV Drama produced for Pay TV. The show itself is inspired by classic TV show "Prisoner", or "Prisoner: Cell Block" H as it is known outside Australia. Described as a re-imagining, the show although inspired by the original, is a re-telling of events in a different way.

CastEdit

PrisonersEdit

Character Actor  Classification Role  Status Duration
Bea Smith Danielle Cormack Main Rival Top Dog Dead 2013-2016
Frankie Doyle Nicole Da Silva Main Released Alive 2013-
Doreen Anderson Shareena Clanton Main Peer Worker Alive 2013-
Liz Birdsworth Celia Ireland Main Lagger Alive 2013-
Boomer Katrina Milosevic

Recurring (S1), Main (S2-)

Heavy Alive 2013- 
Simone Slater Ally Fowler Recurring (S1-2) Ex Heavy Dead 2013-14
Jacs Holt Kris McQuade Main (S1) Ex Top Dog Dead 2013
Maxine Conway Scoratis Otto Recurring (S2-3), Main (S4-) Stand In Top Dog Alive 2014-
Jessica Warner Georgia Chara Recurring (S2-3) Dead 2014-15
Kaz Proctor Tammy McIntosh Recurring (S3), Main (S4-) Top Dog Alive 2015-
Allie Novak Kate Jenkinson Main (S4-) Alive 2016-
Sonia Stevens Sigrid Thornton Main (S4-) Remand Prisoner Alive 2016-

StaffEdit

Character Actor  Role  Classification Status  Duration
Meg Jackson Catherine McClements Main (S1) Former Governor  Dead 2013
Vera Bennett Kate Atkinson Main Governor Alive 2013-
Will Jackson Robbie Magasiva Main Deputy Govenor Alive 2013-
Matthew Fletcher Aaron Jeffrey Main Walford Officer Alive 2013-15 
Erica Davidson Leeanna Walsman Main (S1) Lawyer & Governor Alive 2013
Linda Miles Jacqueline Brennan Recurring Officer Alive 2013-
Joan Fegurson Pamela Rabe  Main (S2-) Former Governor, Inmate Alive  2014-
Bridget Westfall Libby Tanner Recurring (S3-) Psychiatrist Alive 2015-
Jake Stewart Bernard Curry Main (S4-) Junior Officer Alive 2016-

Season One (2013)Edit

Season 1 Premiered on May 1st, 2013 on Foxtel's SoHo channel. Factoring in repeat showings of the event, it became the most watched Australian Pay TV premiere. 

We focus on Bea's arrival at Wentworth Correctional Center, 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 correctonal officers like Vera, Fletch, Meg, and Erica, and their journeys throughout the series.

Season 1 as well as focusing on the prisoners, also shows how it's not necessarily the prisoners who are living in a prison, and that the staff are mentally feeling like prisoners with their own lives as well.

No. in series No. in Season Title  Directed By Written By Air Date Australian Views
1 1 No Place Like Home Kevin Carlin  Pete McTighe 1 May 2013 244,000 
2 2 Fly Me Away Kevin Carlin Pete McTighe 8 May 2013 102,000
3 3 The Girl Who Waited Catherine Millar Pete McTighe  15 May 2013 110,000
4 4 The Things We Do Catherine Millar Pete McTighe 22 May 2013 97,000
5 5 The Velvet Curtain Tori Garrett Pete McTighe 29 May 2013 115,000
6 6 Captive Tori Garrett Pete McTighe 5 June 2013 92,000
7 7 Something Dies Jet Wilkinson Pete McTighe 12 June 2013  97,000
8 8 Mind Games Jet Wilkinson Lally Katz & Emma J. Steele 19 June 2013 82,000
9 9 To the Moon Kevin Carlin Gulia Sandler  26 June 2013 77,000
10 10 Checkmate Kevin Carlin  Emma J. Steele  3 July 2013  125,000


Season Two (2014)Edit

Wentworth Prison was confirmed for a second series on June 5th 2013. This was on the same date as the 6th episode of the first season aired. Production began in late 2013 and started filming in 2014.

A Sneak peak was released in 2013, featuring Joan Ferguson. It has been confirmed that Joan Ferguson's character has indeed replaced Erica Davidson. 

It had been stated that the series will begin from 28th August 2014, but the premier date for Season 2 was later confirmed as 20th May 2014.

It was confirmed that all the main cast, apart from Kris McQuade, Catherine McClements and Leeanna Walsman who played Jacs Holt, Meg Jackson and Erica Davidson will not return for the series. While Boomer will return but this time as a main character. Martin Sacks and Ally Fowler will return as part of the recurring cast as Simone Slater and Derek Channing.

Season 2 takes place, beginning three months after the end of Series 1.

There will be 12 Episodes, an upgrade of two episodes. 

No. in series

No. in season

Title

Directed By 

Written By 

Original Air Date

Australian Viewers

11 0 Look Back At Wentworth Kevin Carlin John Ridley 19 May 2014
12 1 Born Again Kevin Carlin  Pete McTighe 20 May 2014

75,000

13 2 Whatever It Takes Kevin Carlin John Ridley 27 May 2014 99,000
14 3 Boys In The Yard Catherine Millar Timothy Hobart 3 June 2014 95,000
15 4 The Danger Within Catherine Millar Marcia Gardner 10 June 2014 66,000
16 5 Twist The Knife Dee McLachlan Pete McTighe 17 June 2014 64,000
17 6 The Pink Dragon Dee McLachlan Marcia Gardner 24 June 2014 100,000
18 7 Metamorphosis Pino Amenta John Ridley 1 July 2014 68,000
19 8 Sins of the Mother Pino Amenta Timothy Hobart 8 July 2014 79,000
20 9 The Fixer Steve Jodrell John Ridley 15 July 2014 87,000
21 10 Jail Birds Steve Jodrell Timothy Hobart 22 July 2014 81,000
22 11 Into The Night Kevin Carlin Adam Todd 29 July 2014 86,000
23 12 Fear Her Kevin Carlin Pete McTighe 5 August 2014 103,000

Season Three (2015)Edit

No. in series

No. in season

Title

Directed By 

Written By 

Original Air Date

Australian Viewers

24 1 "The Governor's Pleasure" Kevin Carlin Stuart Cole 7 April 2015 100,000
25 2 Failing Upwards Kevin Carlin Adam Todd 14 April 2015 94,000
26 3 Knives Out Catherine Millar Pete McTighe 21 April 2015 98,000
27 4 Righteous Acts Catherine Millar John Ridley 28 April 2015 102,000
28 5 Mercy Catherine Millar Adam Todd 5 May 2015 97,000
29 6 Evidence Steve Jodrell Stuart Page 12 May 2015 118,000
30 7 The Long Game Steve Jodrell Pete McTighe and Marcia Gardner  19 May 2015 104,000
31 8 Goldfish Kevin Carlin  John Ridley  26 May 2015 108,000
32 9 Freak Show Catherine Millar  Adam Todd  2 June 2015 108,000 
33 10 A Higher Court Catherine Millar  Stuart Page  9 June 2015 127,000
34 11 The Living  and the Dead Steve Jodrell  John Ridley  16 June 2015 109,000
35 12 Blood and Fire Steve Jodrell  Pete McTighe  23 June 2015 140,000

Season Four (2016)Edit

It was announced on 26 February 2015 that a fourth season, of 12 episodes, had been commissioned. Shooting will begin in late 2015 and airing sometime in 2016.Then the fourth season of 12 episodes will make Wentworth Foxtel’s longest running Australian drama series.

No. in series

No. in season

Title

Directed By 

Written By 

Original Air Date

Australian Viewers

36 1 First Blood Kevin Carlin John Ridley 10 May 2016 140,000
37 2 Poking Spiders Kevin Carlin Marcia Gardner 17 May 2016 97,000
38 3 Prisoner Steven Jodrell Pete McTighe 24 May 2016 81,000
39 4 Screw Lover Steven Jodrell Micheal Lucas 31 May 2016 97,000
40 5 Love and Hate Jet Wilkison John Ridley 7 June 2016 103,000
41 6 Divide and Conquer Jet Wilkison Marcia Gardner 14 June 2016 119,000
42 7 Panic Button Adrian Russell Wills Pete McTighe 21 June 2016 121,000
43 8 Plan Bea Adrian Russell Wills Micheal Lucas 28 June 2016 84,000
44 9 After Life Steven Jodrell Micheal Lucas 5 July 2016 110,000
45 10 Smitten Steven Jodrell Samatha Winston 12 July 2016 110,000
46 11 The Eleventh Hour Kevin Carlin John Ridley 19 July 2016 123,000
47 12 Seeing Red Kevin Carlin Pete McTighe  26 July 2016 95,000

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