Prisoner of Melbourne: Wentworth Detention Centre

by Mister SF on 04/11/2009

Mister SF’s Roadshow: Prisoner of Melbourne
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The Wentworth Detention Centre is one of Australia’s most famous prisons, even thought it’s not real! Welcome to the back of Channel 10.

Entertainment news reports leading up to the release of Prisoner said the Wentworth prisonyard was the first set in Australian television to be built on a broadcaster’s back lot.

Hocus Focus: The outside wall is gone, office and carport added, and second row of prison bar shadow boxes is missing. The three smaller “windows” on the upper right help create the illusion of height.

Our sentence in Wentworth lasted only one day. However, as we celebrated its superb storytelling, we absorbed all the great history of something so uniquely Australian.

“I’m runnin’ the show now. And I don’t play second fiddle to nobody.” –
Margo Gaffney

The scene of so much action, here is the front entrance of Wentworth, featuring the busy loading bay!

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Tim 04/24/2011 at 6:09 am

Hi, I watch Prisoner and it’s good but I miss Frankie.

Kim 06/09/2011 at 1:43 am

I love watching the dvds. I really love the women that play in them. They all play their parts well. I intend to collect every single dvd.

Nigel Carty 09/03/2011 at 5:40 pm

Thank you so much for uploading!!! I’m a huge Prisoner Cell Block H fan, and I always have been. I find these updates just fascinating… Thanks again..!

Toni Radeski 11/03/2011 at 11:53 pm

I grew up with Prisoner in Newman W.A. in the 80′s and after 30 years I’m watching it again on Foxtel. its the best program ever. I wish I could meet some of the crew. Thanks, Toni

Taylah 11/14/2011 at 12:25 am

I love Prisoner. It is the best show ever. I love it so much. I am only 13 and my mum and dad got me on to it but it was mainly my mum that got me on to it. I love Bea, Chrissie, and Doreen.

Matthew James Mcloughlin-Silver 02/08/2012 at 1:09 am

I’m the one of the biggest enthusiasts of Prisoner and I’ve been attached for thirty years and I stil can’t help watching it I love it , thank you xx

Lori 03/21/2012 at 9:48 pm

I watched prisoner when I was a little girl in the early 80s with my grandma.
Then as an adult collected all the DVDs and now haven’t missed an episode on foxtel since the re runs have returned.
I love them all like family!!! Lol

cheryl kinghorn 08/12/2012 at 2:25 am

this was the best show im still watching the dvds and watching the tv show on foxtel also

josh watts 10/26/2012 at 2:57 am

i would like to go visit the old wentworth detention centre it would be a dream

Jennifer 11/20/2012 at 6:35 am

I’m a South African and I watched Prisoner since the first episode that was broadcast here till the last episode. Hope the SABC will buy Prisoner so that I can watch the other episodes.

Donna McMurray 02/07/2013 at 5:53 am

I love Prisoner so much that Ive gathered up all the DVDs and watch them over and over again. I would love to see the remake with Bea as governor that would be fantastic.

Heather Ann Evans 05/02/2013 at 10:20 am

I am 41 years old. I was around 9 years old when I started watching Prisoner Cell Block H in Minnesota, USA. It made a very big impression on me. I have the highest respect for the producers and the actors. I firmly believe that it was due to the broadcast of Prisoner that has helped me at my weakest moment. It was always in the back of my mind with any decision I made. There were times when I was desperate and there was no other way for me. I just had to remember what I saw in Prisoner and it got me right out of trouble. I recently found the full episodes of Prisoner on You Tube. It is exactly as I remember it and I still enjoy watching it. It is like visiting old friends. I just want to mention that it is also due to the character of Bea Smith that helped. To have attitude she has and to assert her authority like she did make a long lasting impression. The actress is a credit to her profession. Long live Prisoner and long live Bea Smith.

Robbie Sims 09/25/2013 at 3:12 pm

I love Prisoner (CELL BLOCK H) I was 12 or 13 when Los Angeles television station KTLA began running the program nightly at 7 PM…. I only remember the first season as I think it was cancelled in Los Angeles after that. Thank the Lord for the internet – I have been enjoying the TV Serial on You Tube the last few weeks, quite addicting. I am watching season one episode 74 as I am typing this not. I also find myself using Australian terminology in my everyday vocabulary. I love this show. Great Blog !!!!!

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