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Old 27-07-2011, 23:43
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Some of the PCBH cast are sadly no longer with us:

The 2nd govenor who played Ann Renolyds died.

The actress who played last top-dog, motor-bike lover Rita Connors is no longer with us.

that fat Len Murphy officer, died in real-life.

and of course the most obvious death of all - the actress who played Lizzie.
The guy who played Steve Faulkner is no longer with us either, died of a brain tumour back in 1988 IIRC
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Old 27-07-2011, 23:46
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Who remembers Geoff Butler.. the biggest baddie in any soap.. Jim Fletcher's army "buddy"...! Those early episodes 1979 - 1980 were so memorable!
Ah yes, Alf Stewart from Home and Away in later years.
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Old 27-07-2011, 23:52
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Ah yes, Alf Stewart from Home and Away in later years.
Ernest Craven near the end of the PCBH run

He made Ferguson look like Mary Poppins
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Old 27-07-2011, 23:57
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Ernest Craven near the end of the PCBH run

He made Ferguson look like Mary Poppins
Haha! He sure did
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Old 28-07-2011, 00:15
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fl8Mxn4f7Y
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Old 28-07-2011, 00:33
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Ah yes, Alf Stewart from Home and Away in later years.
He he..Yep, Alf from "Home and Away". Ray Meagher.. I'm sure he was in PCBH 3 times.."Geoff Butler", "Craven" (Lol at those sunglasses) and I'm sure he played another character?
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Old 28-07-2011, 00:40
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He he..Yep, Alf from "Home and Away". Ray Meagher.. I'm sure he was in PCBH 3 times.."Geoff Butler", "Craven" (Lol at those sunglasses) and I'm sure he played another character?
He also played the gangster called Reno who was in Sonia Stevens' last few episodes

Kurt Renner was his full name but he was called Reno
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Old 28-07-2011, 00:46
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He also played the gangster called Reno who was in Sonia Stevens' last few episodes
Nice one richie4eva.....I only watched PCBH for the first few years of it's run. Had a hunch Ray re-appeared towards the end of 1986!
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Old 28-07-2011, 01:27
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Some of the PCBH cast are sadly no longer with us:

The 2nd govenor who played Ann Renolyds died.

The actress who played last top-dog, motor-bike lover Rita Connors is no longer with us.

that fat Len Murphy officer, died in real-life.

and of course the most obvious death of all - the actress who played Lizzie.
Glenda Linscott (Rita Connors) is still alive.

Ernie Bourne (Mervin Pringle) has passed away.

Billie Hammerberg (May Collins) has passed away.

Olivia Hamnett (Dr Kate Peterson) has also gone now.

Taya Straton (Spider Simpson) has passed away too.
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Old 28-07-2011, 07:46
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You missed a whole lot of episodes Misty !
Yes I know I probably missed last couple years, dipping in and out of it now and then.
It really seemed to go down hill when that half way house came into it.
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Old 28-07-2011, 11:15
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Glenda Linscott (Rita Connors) is still alive.
Yes, my sincere apologies about that, your correct - I honestly dont know, where I thought I read that.

she is indeed still alive in real-life.

sorry for any inconvenience my statement caused.
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Old 28-07-2011, 11:18
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It's funny, where most PCBH fans prefer the late 1970's with Bea and Lizzie, I wasn't overstruck on those eps.

I prefer the early 1980's - the Myra, Judy, Pixie, Lou and Reb crew.
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Old 28-07-2011, 18:14
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It's funny, where most PCBH fans prefer the late 1970's with Bea and Lizzie, I wasn't overstruck on those eps.

I prefer the early 1980's - the Myra, Judy, Pixie, Lou and Reb crew.
I guess Bea, Lizzie and Doreen are seen as the "classic"line up. I love the series from start to finsish but I do think that the later episodes never hit the dizzy heights of the earlier episodes
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Old 28-07-2011, 18:41
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It's funny, where most PCBH fans prefer the late 1970's with Bea and Lizzie, I wasn't overstruck on those eps.

I prefer the early 1980's - the Myra, Judy, Pixie, Lou and Reb crew.
I might take on the Reb Keane look with them upturned collars
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Old 28-07-2011, 18:48
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I guess Bea, Lizzie and Doreen are seen as the "classic"line up. I love the series from start to finsish but I do think that the later episodes never hit the dizzy heights of the earlier episodes
You should request to the mods on here that the other thread regarding PCBH is joined in this one. There was some good conversations going on Trouble is being in the Gen Discussion forum, topics move so fast they dissapear into oblivion
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Old 28-07-2011, 18:59
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It's funny, where most PCBH fans prefer the late 1970's with Bea and Lizzie, I wasn't overstruck on those eps.

I prefer the early 1980's - the Myra, Judy, Pixie, Lou and Reb crew.
I like them all to be honest - although the storylines in the 'earlier days' could be a lot darker - especially w/regard to prisoners with mental problems.

One of the best was crazy Kate Peterson:

The SILENCE scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb7jEKRnDfQ

Strangling Judy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfngvDqshdw
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:02
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I strongly recommend going on wentworth forum if people want a good chat about the show
http://www.prisonercellblockhworld.co.uk/forum/
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:06
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You should request to the mods on here that the other thread regarding PCBH is joined in this one. There was some good conversations going on Trouble is being in the Gen Discussion forum, topics move so fast they dissapear into oblivion
There was a couple of posters on that thread who knew tons more about PCBH than us (John Boy Walton and Mcal) but haven't picked up on this one yet
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:07
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I strongly recommend going on wentworth forum if people want a good chat about the show
http://www.prisonercellblockhworld.co.uk/forum/
Cheers for the link - Pep Man may appear on that forum !
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:08
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I always loved Erica - Patsy King got her spot on - she was firm but fair - OK she could be a touch pantomime at times but she wasn't one dimensional - she did care about the women and Lizzie's antics always seemed to amuse her
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:09
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I like them all to be honest - although the storylines in the 'earlier days' could be a lot darker - especially w/regard to prisoners with mental problems.

One of the best was crazy Kate Peterson:
The Kate Peterson story is one that has been cut on some releases and doesn't make sense - Have I got that right ?

I think my boxset may be one of these
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:16
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The Kate Peterson story is one that has been cut on some releases and doesn't make sense - Have I got that right ?

I think my boxset may be one of these
Not heard of that - the episodes that I've got show her descent into madness in totality I think. In some ways I could understand them cutting some bits - her deterioration went on a bit too long IMO - after she'd finished off Sandy, it sort of lingered a bit for a few episodes until she went totally bonkers.

How has it been edited?
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:25
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Not heard of that - the episodes that I've got show her descent into madness in totality I think. In some ways I could understand them cutting some bits - her deterioration went on a bit too long IMO - after she'd finished off Sandy, it sort of lingered a bit for a few episodes until she went totally bonkers.

How has it been edited?
Research required !
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:36
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I think the cuts were in the episodes with Edna Pearson.

Can't remember the Kate Peterson ones being cut.
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Old 28-07-2011, 19:48
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The C5 television showing seemed to have quite a few places where the plot suddenly jumped, presumably because of cuts for extreme violence.

I remember Julie Egbert suddenly appearing after having been seriously attacked, but we didn't see the attack itself or what led up to it.
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