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Old 21-04-2013, 17:00
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Currently on ep598, awaiting what is to come in the next few eps
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Old 21-04-2013, 20:22
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I'm not sure if its been mentioned on here, but there was a film or a biopic about the actress who played Lizzie. I think it was about her acting career and her battle with cancer. I never did get to see it.
It is called "A Woman's Tale" - it isn't about Sheila or her acting career - the cancer part is similar to her own i think
I think there are only clips on youtube - not the full film
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Old 21-04-2013, 21:26
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It is called "A Woman's Tale" - it isn't about Sheila or her acting career - the cancer part is similar to her own i think
I think there are only clips on youtube - not the full film
Oh right. Thanks.
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:07
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I have a crush on Kath Deakin. She's sexy and at the same time, there's something really funny about the way she looks / her mannerisms.
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Old 22-04-2013, 17:43
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I have a crush on Kath Deakin. She's sexy and at the same time, there's something really funny about the way she looks / her mannerisms.
I really like Kath Deakin as well . I thought she had good potential as a character. I've said on here a few times she was shaping up well as one of Lous gang, replacing Frances (who I also liked) and then suddenly she was gone
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Old 22-04-2013, 17:46
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Who would be your favourite policeman/woman of the series, mine would be Inspector Grace, who lasted almost the entire series off and on. I also like Inspector Thorne.
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Old 22-04-2013, 18:03
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Who would be your favourite policeman/woman of the series, mine would be Inspector Grace, who lasted almost the entire series off and on. I also like Inspector Thorne.
Yes defo Grace. He was in it from early on, his first arrest in the series being Helen Masters.

I also liked his sidekick during the Ballinger Seige, he was a bit of all right lol
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Old 23-04-2013, 16:48
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Not long now until May 1st when Wentworth premiers in Australia.



I really like Kath Deakin as well . I thought she had good potential as a character. I've said on here a few times she was shaping up well as one of Lous gang, replacing Frances (who I also liked) and then suddenly she was gone
Yeah it pisses me off too, how she suddenly disappears.
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Old 23-04-2013, 20:05
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Not long now until May 1st when Wentworth premiers in Australia.





Yeah it pisses me off too, how she suddenly disappears.
What is Wentworth?
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:28
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Not long now until May 1st when Wentworth premiers in Australia.





Yeah it pisses me off too, how she suddenly disappears.

This got me to thinking, imagine all the fun that must have been happening at Barnhurst during the 400-500 episodes, Bea, Margo, Chrissie, Helen, May, Willie, Nora, Daphne, Chook, Marie Winter, Brenda,
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Old 24-04-2013, 13:56
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They should never give Ronnie Kennedy any lines.
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Old 24-04-2013, 13:58
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This got me to thinking, imagine all the fun that must have been happening at Barnhurst during the 400-500 episodes, Bea, Margo, Chrissie, Helen, May, Willie, Nora, Daphne, Chook, Marie Winter, Brenda,
Yeah and Vera reigning over them, it would have been interesting to see
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:03
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They should never give Ronnie Kennedy any lines.
I liked Ronnie Kennedy lol she was always there wasn't she from the late 200s to the very end
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:09
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Not long now until May 1st when Wentworth premiers in Australia.
Is it? I am fireing up youtube right now, in anticipation!
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:16
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I liked Ronnie Kennedy lol she was always there wasn't she from the late 200s to the very end
I didn't really mind her, but she shouldn't have been allowed to speak
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:20
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Who do you think The Freaks favourite prisoner was (except for Lorelei), I know she didn't really like any of them but she seemed quite fond of Paddy and Pixie on a few occasions.


I know she was also nice to Lexie a couple of times towards the end of Lexies run.

Can't really think of many more.
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:36
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Who would be your favourite policeman/woman of the series, mine would be Inspector Grace, who lasted almost the entire series off and on. I also like Inspector Thorne.
Probably one of these two as well.

The worst would have to be the guy who comes to arrest Judy Bryant for murder at the end of episode 400. He looks like a reject from a Poirot episode.
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:00
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Have I noticed a mistake?

In an episode in which Shane Munroe is in hospital he shows Joan a 'get well card' given to him by his step sister.

The card says at the top 'To Robert'.

What? Robert? His name is Shane!


I can understand a props person making a mistake. But why didn't the director notice? Or the actors holding the card?

Surely someone filming the scene would have noticed. But there isn't any attempt to hide it. The card clearly says 'to Robert'.
If memory serves, a freeze frame on the card shows that it says 'To Robert' and includes crude unflattering drawings and things like 'sick bucket' etc.

It was the props people playing a deliberate prank on the actor, rather than an error.
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:30
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Who do you think The Freaks favourite prisoner was (except for Lorelei), I know she didn't really like any of them but she seemed quite fond of Paddy and Pixie on a few occasions.


I know she was also nice to Lexie a couple of times towards the end of Lexies run.

Can't really think of many more.
I tend to think she has a bit of a soft spot for Kath Maxwell or at least she respects her and enjoys working with her on their various schemes. At one point she even says to her 'i have to hand it to you Maxwell,you're quite an asset'

But a more obvious one is the nun Anita Selby.

Regarding Lexie i think she detested her but she only showed a softer side due to the birth of her child. Its like she was nicer to Bobbie a few times too like when Stan was ill but again she always treated Bobbie like dirt and was only being kinder because she had a soft spot for Stan.
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:31
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I'm on ep606 and Rita is arranging for cocaine to be brought in.

WHAT??? She's the top dog - what's she thinking?

Changed days from Bea and Myra.
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Old 25-04-2013, 09:01
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I tend to think she has a bit of a soft spot for Kath Maxwell or at least she respects her and enjoys working with her on their various schemes. At one point she even says to her 'i have to hand it to you Maxwell,you're quite an asset'

But a more obvious one is the nun Anita Selby.

Regarding Lexie i think she detested her but she only showed a softer side due to the birth of her child. Its like she was nicer to Bobbie a few times too like when Stan was ill but again she always treated Bobbie like dirt and was only being kinder because she had a soft spot for Stan.
Of course Anita Selby, I forgot her. Yes I would say she was her favourite.
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Old 25-04-2013, 16:07
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I'm on ep606 and Rita is arranging for cocaine to be brought in.

WHAT??? She's the top dog - what's she thinking?

Changed days from Bea and Myra.
Doesn't even Rita have an epiphany later on, and become just as much anti-drugs as Bea, or am I mis-remembering this?

It's funny that all through the run of Prisoner, every one of (at least, longterm) top-dogs were vehemently anti-drugs. I wonder how realistic that actually was?
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Old 25-04-2013, 16:20
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Doesn't even Rita have an epiphany later on, and become just as much anti-drugs as Bea, or am I mis-remembering this?

It's funny that all through the run of Prisoner, every one of (at least, longterm) top-dogs were vehemently anti-drugs. I wonder how realistic that actually was?
Probably not very.

Bea was anti-drugs from the get go, because of the back story involving her daughter's overdose.

In my opinion, it feels like the powers that be then decided that the anti-drugs would be the blueprint for the goodies v the baddies who would always be trying to manipulate the pro-drugs prisoners in any kind of top dog power struggle.

Myra's daughter became addicted to drugs, in some ways this plot development could arguably be seen as being shoehorned in just to give Myra the same personalised incentive to keep drugs out, a la Bea Smith.

The Rita story was very weak from the drugs point of view. As has been pointed out, Rita was involved in drugs in the early days. Once it became clear she was going to be the 'goodie' hero for the 1986 season and beyond (had it been renewed), it seems the writers shoehorned in an even weaker reason for Rita turning to an anti drugs stance - apparently it was because she read a pamphlet about the effects of drugs and that was enough to change her outlook.

Of course much later in the series, her brother Bongo became a shadow of his former self as a result of drug addiction, so Rita did have a more direct personal incentive eventually.
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Old 25-04-2013, 16:24
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What is Wentworth?
Modern reworking of Prisoner for one of the Murdoch channels in Oz, Foxtel. Have to say, liking Danielle Cormack as Bea!
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Old 25-04-2013, 17:29
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What is Wentworth?
Wentworth is a modern reimagining of Prisoner.

Producers are keen to say it's a reimagining and not a remake. I'm not exactly sure what the difference is between a reimagining and a remake, but I use the word they use to describe it.

It's a modern take on Wentworth prison set in the present day. With different actors playing characters from Prisoner. And there will also be some new characters.

Many fans have been struggling to get their heads around this most basic of concepts. They keep saying stuff like "How can Bea still be Top Dog?" "Isn't Bea Dead?" and "I can't wait to see what the characters have been getting up to after all these years".

It doesn't matter how much they are told, they just don't seem to get it.

Here's a little preview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJvt75gLjKE
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