Prisoner

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Prisoner
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Premiere February 27, 1979
Finale December 11, 1986
Creator Reg Watson
Network Network Ten
Style drama
Company Reg Grundy Organization
Seasons 8
Episodes 692
Origin Australia
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Prisoner is an Australian drama that aired on Network Ten, set in the fictional Wentworth Detention Centre. It was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H in airings in the United Kingdom (on ITV) and the United States (in syndication) and as either Prisoner: Cell Block H or Caged Women in Canadian syndication (depending by market), as the show could not be aired under its original name outside Australia because British TV channel ATV considered the name too similar to that of its own series, The Prisoner. For the 2013 remake, see Wentworth.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Christine Amor Jean Vernon *
Kerry Armstrong Lynn Warner *
Lesley Baker Monica "Monnie" Ferguson *
Elspeth Ballantyne Meg Jackson/Morris * * * * * * * *
Don Barker Bill Jackson *
Betty Bobbitt Judy Bryant * * * * * *
Carol Burns Franky Doyle *
Sheila Florance Lizzie Birdsworth * * * * * *
Patsy King Erica Davidson * * * * * *
Maggie Kirkpatrick Joan "The Freak" Ferguson * * * * *
Margaret Laurence Marilyn Mason *
Val Lehman Bea Smith * * * * *
Gerard Maguire Jim Fletcher * * * *
George Mallaby Paul Reid *
Colette Mann Doreen Anderson/Burns * * * * * *
Monica Maughan Pat O'Connell * *
Judith McGrath Colleen Powell o o o * * *
Richard Moir Eddie Cook *
Amanda Muggleton Chrissie Latham * * o * *
Barry Quin Greg Miller * *
Jim Smillie Steve Wilson *
Fiona Spence Vera Bennett * * *
Peita Toppano Karen Travers * *
Sigrid Thornton Roslyn "Ros" Coulson * *
Mary Ward Jeanette "Mum" Brooks * o o
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Network Ten
Season One February 27, 1979 November 28, 1979 79
Season Two January 22, 1980 November 12, 1980 86
Season Three February 4, 1981 November 11, 1981 81
Season Four February 9, 1982 November 9, 1982 80
Season Five February 1, 1983 November 3, 1983 90
Season Six January 17, 1984 November 8, 1984 89
Season Seven January 24, 1985 November 5, 1985 83
Season Eight January 9, 1986 December 11, 1986 104

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