Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Prisoner Cell Block H


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 30-04-2012, 23:08
zx50
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Next to Consett.
Posts: 64,347
I'm quite surprised to hear you say that.

As much as I love Prisoner, I think the set is it's main failing. I've always wanted to see a version with the same type of characters and stories but with a realistic set.
For me, it was the sort of thing I'd watch if I was nice and comfy on the couch.
zx50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 30-04-2012, 23:09
steveh31
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Yorkshire
Posts: 6,795
Do you think they will use the corridor type prison or will they use a traditional prison like they have in say Porridge with a two floor set up?
steveh31 is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 23:12
ChuckyBlackhart
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wentworth Detention Centre
Posts: 2,382
I wonder if they will try and base the new show around a top dog character like Bea Smith or go for a Joan Ferguson bent screw let's hope it's not based around the last season and a dull character like Rita Connors.

The only reason it ended really was because they had run out of ideas for Ferguson and didn't know how to move on with her in the show and without her in the show.
Yes, the new series, Wentworth will be about Bea Smith.

Although, played by a different actress, and set in the present day.

I think it's a massive mistake to make it about Bea Smith, because Bea is far too much of an old fashioned character to resonate with a young, modern audience. But there you go, that's what there doing.
ChuckyBlackhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 23:14
steveh31
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Yorkshire
Posts: 6,795
Yes, the new series, Wentworth will be about Bea Smith.

Although, played by a different actress, and set in the present day.

I think it's a massive mistake to make it about Bea Smith, because Bea is far too much of an old fashioned character to resonate with a young, modern audience. But there you go, that's what there doing.
When they bring in a Joan Ferguson character you know the ratings are bad and it's on it's knees.
steveh31 is online now Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 23:21
ChuckyBlackhart
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wentworth Detention Centre
Posts: 2,382
Do you think they will use the corridor type prison or will they use a traditional prison like they have in say Porridge with a two floor set up?
No idea. I'd like to see what 'Prisoner' would look like in a more traditional prison. It would be good if they use different locations for different blocks, so we can see both and it would give the series a bit of variety.

Like Oz had Em City and Unit B.
ChuckyBlackhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2012, 23:38
ChuckyBlackhart
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wentworth Detention Centre
Posts: 2,382
When they bring in a Joan Ferguson character you know the ratings are bad and it's on it's knees.
Maybe when it starts off, it'll already have a Joan Ferguson type character.
ChuckyBlackhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 08:36
will2510
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,049
I'm on episode 213 . I've never seen the whole series so hopefully I'll make it this time. Part of the fun for me is spotting all the same props (that bloody decanter set, the red teapot) that appear in all the houses and the same faces that appear (Reyno as an offficer!)! Sad I know but it's funny!

We also count how many times Mrs Davidson or the others say 'Very well!'
Or "that will be all."
will2510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 08:41
stud u like
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Sunny Side Of The Street
Posts: 37,985
Maybe when it starts off, it'll already have a Joan Ferguson type character.
Yates and Vinegar Tits.
stud u like is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 09:51
Hit Em Up Style
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cell Block H
Posts: 10,947
Yeah as it sounds more like a prequel shouldn't Vera be the main villian?

Still not sure about this remake but I'm intrigued to see how they do it.
Hit Em Up Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 23:40
ChuckyBlackhart
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wentworth Detention Centre
Posts: 2,382
Yates and Vinegar Tits.
As far as I know, Bea is the only character to be announced in the reimagining. It's not going to include all the same characters as Prisoner.

Yeah as it sounds more like a prequel shouldn't Vera be the main villian?

Still not sure about this remake but I'm intrigued to see how they do it.
Nope, it's not a prequel. It's set in the present day. It's a reimagining.
ChuckyBlackhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 23:46
ChuckyBlackhart
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wentworth Detention Centre
Posts: 2,382
You can buy a Prisoner T shirt here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRISONER-C...item76c077ab60
ChuckyBlackhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 05:35
TennisFreak08
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Swansea
Posts: 7,342
Prisoner is my all-time favourite show, but nah, can't see me donning the T-shirt any time soon. Will you be getting one?
TennisFreak08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 05:53
TennisFreak08
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Swansea
Posts: 7,342
Mine's Lou Kelly

Yes, really
Another vote for Lou Kelly here. She and Reb Kean are my favourites.
TennisFreak08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 10:45
Hit Em Up Style
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cell Block H
Posts: 10,947


Nope, it's not a prequel. It's set in the present day. It's a reimagining.
Still sounds naff to me
Hit Em Up Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 17:59
Hit Em Up Style
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cell Block H
Posts: 10,947
Can anyone clear this up for me. Did Patsy King get axed as Governor so they could make way for Ann Reynolds or did Patsy leave of her own accord? I ask this because I have always wondered what the situation was due to Erica returning for guest stints.

I'm currently rewatching and I am up to episode 359. Bea is on the run and has tracked down Doreen while The Freak and Nora are running Wentworth.
Hit Em Up Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 19:47
Lou Kelly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crosby
Posts: 1,133
Can anyone clear this up for me. Did Patsy King get axed as Governor so they could make way for Ann Reynolds or did Patsy leave of her own accord? I ask this because I have always wondered what the situation was due to Erica returning for guest stints.

I'm currently rewatching and I am up to episode 359. Bea is on the run and has tracked down Doreen while The Freak and Nora are running Wentworth.
I'm sure I read somewhere (this Forum?) that Patsy King was axed because the Producers wanted to introduce storylines involving the Governor's life outside of Wentworth and felt that Patsy King lacked the, um, acting skills to pull these storylines off therefore they replaced her with an actress with more emotional range.
Lou Kelly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 20:26
Hit Em Up Style
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cell Block H
Posts: 10,947
I'm sure I read somewhere (this Forum?) that Patsy King was axed because the Producers wanted to introduce storylines involving the Governor's life outside of Wentworth and felt that Patsy King lacked the, um, acting skills to pull these storylines off therefore they replaced her with an actress with more emotional range.


That is the first I have heard of this but I had a feeling something had gone down.

Erica was way better than Ann. What an insult!

A load of characters all seem to leave around the same time. This is when I feel the show started to lose its way. It did get more dramatic though.
Hit Em Up Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 20:58
LaineyT
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: In the corner with my laptop
Posts: 3,189
Ive not watched Neighbours for years Lost interest in it but today it was on I was sort of watching it when a blond woman come on . I thought I know that voice then it dawned on me it was only Doreen Burns off Cell Block
Might start watching it again
LaineyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 20:58
Lou Kelly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Crosby
Posts: 1,133
I think Erica was a bit one dimensional tbh whereas Ann, as a character, was quite interesting and fitted in well.
Lou Kelly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 03:55
Rich Tea.
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Newport Pagnell
Posts: 11,452
I think Erica was a bit one dimensional tbh whereas Ann, as a character, was quite interesting and fitted in well.
Gerda Nicholson (Ann Reynolds - Governor) actually passed away from a stroke at a young age almost 20 years ago to the week, on 12th June 1992, and I only found out about a year ago. Considering ITV were showing PCBH from 1989 to 1996 she must have become governor of Wentworth about this time I would guess, which is dreadfully sad to think I was watching and enjoying her role, without knowing such a tragedy had taken her life so suddenly.
Very sad indeed.
Rich Tea. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:00
Rich Tea.
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Newport Pagnell
Posts: 11,452
Ive not watched Neighbours for years Lost interest in it but today it was on I was sort of watching it when a blond woman come on . I thought I know that voice then it dawned on me it was only Doreen Burns off Cell Block
Might start watching it again
Good God I must take a peek. I loved the scene she did with Bea Smith in the cinema, when Bea had escaped and Doreen was being trailed by some dozy plain clothed female cop who was hoping that Doreen would lead them to Bea's whereabouts. Pure comedy value!


Chatting about Prisoner: Cell Block H at 4 in the morning, I must need banging up pronto!
Rich Tea. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 07:48
Hit Em Up Style
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cell Block H
Posts: 10,947
I think Erica was a bit one dimensional tbh whereas Ann, as a character, was quite interesting and fitted in well.
I loved Erica and Ann in equal messure but have a soft spot for Erica because she was the original.

It is very sad that Gerda died so young.


Good God I must take a peek. I loved the scene she did with Bea Smith in the cinema, when Bea had escaped and Doreen was being trailed by some dozy plain clothed female cop who was hoping that Doreen would lead them to Bea's whereabouts. Pure comedy value!


Chatting about Prisoner: Cell Block H at 4 in the morning, I must need banging up pronto!
Hehe I just watched the episode yesterday too!!

Also Fiona Spence who played Vera Bennet is returning to her Home & Away role later in the year.
Hit Em Up Style is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 08:03
LaineyT
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: In the corner with my laptop
Posts: 3,189
Good God I must take a peek. I loved the scene she did with Bea Smith in the cinema, when Bea had escaped and Doreen was being trailed by some dozy plain clothed female cop who was hoping that Doreen would lead them to Bea's whereabouts. Pure comedy value!


Chatting about Prisoner: Cell Block H at 4 in the morning, I must need banging up pronto!
Dont worry RichTea theres nothing to be ashamed there is no set time to chat about Cell Block
LaineyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 08:49
Dave3622
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,486
Yes, the new series, Wentworth will be about Bea Smith.

Although, played by a different actress, and set in the present day.

I think it's a massive mistake to make it about Bea Smith, because Bea is far too much of an old fashioned character to resonate with a young, modern audience. But there you go, that's what there doing.
She is also dead, which doesn't really help matters
Dave3622 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:21
ChipChomper
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Matt Smiths Wardrobe
Posts: 3,525
She is also dead, which doesn't really help matters
When that happened I had an idea...
Bea shoved her false teeth in another Body..it happened long before DNA profiling..

'she died in a fire' all that remains are her dentures so it must be her...
ChipChomper is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:36.