Wentworth (TV series)

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Television series
Original title Wentworth
Country of production Australia
original language English
Year (s) since 2013
FremantleMedia Australia
length 45 min minutes
Episodes 80 in 7 seasons
genre drama
Theme music You don't know me
production Amanda Crittenden
music Richard Pleasance
First broadcast May 1, 2013 (Australia) on SoHo
first broadcast
December 7, 2016 on Sky 1

Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It first aired on SoHo on May 1, 2013 . On showcase since 2017 . It is a remake of the Prisoner series , which was broadcast on Network Ten from 1979 to 1986 . The series is set today and begins with the first days of Bea Smith ( Danielle Cormack ) in the fictional prison "Wentworth Correctional Center"; This is due to the attempted homicide of her husband in custody .

The first three seasons were filmed on an old factory floor in Clayton , Victoria . Due to the storyline and the fire associated with it, production relocated to Newport , Victoria for season 4 .


Bea Smith is in custody for attempted manslaughter of her husband and is awaiting trial. There she learns very quickly that you have to fight for survival in a prison.

She has to decide: Will she join the experienced and unscrupulous Jacs Holt, who has served her sentence for seven years and has already proven herself as a "top dog" several times, or does she stick to her block mate Franky, a cunning and calculating woman who is incarcerated for throwing boiling oil on the face of a TV chef. Franky also has the women in prison under control, wants to bind them to her through her drug smuggling and to remain "Top Dog". However, this attempt fails and is punished by the director Meg Jackson with solitary confinement. During a later inmate uprising, Meg Jackson is stabbed to death. As it turns out in the course of the series, Vera Bennett started the uprising after she asked Jacs Holt for help to prove her skills. Meg Jackson was stabbed to death by Franky and not, as suspected, Jacs.

Publication and reception

The series has received a largely positive response from critics. The first episode was the most watched Australian drama series premiere in Foxtel history. The series has been ordered by several countries including New Zealand and Great Britain, where it runs under the name Wentworth Prison . The fourth season was commissioned on February 27, 2015 and has been broadcast since May 10, 2016. The 5th season was filmed from August to December 2016 and aired in spring 2017. Season 6 aired in 2018.

Cast and dubbing

The series is dubbed at Scalamedia under the dialogue direction by Gundi Eberhard and Tobias Lelle .

Main cast

Role name actor Leading role
Supporting role
Voice actor
Bea Smith Danielle Cormack 1.01-4.12 Bettina White
Franky Doyle Nicole da Silva 1.01-6.12 7.10 Kaya Marie Möller
Jacs Holt Kris McQuade 1.01-1.10 Eva Kryll
Erica Davidson Leeanna Walsman 1-01-1.10 Anna Carlsson
Vera Bennett Kate Atkinson 1.01- Schaukje Könning
Liz Birdsworth Celia Ireland 1.01-7.10 Almut Zydra
Doreen Anderson Shareena Clanton 1.01-5.12 Anne Düe
Matthew Fletcher Aaron Jeffery 1.01-3.12 Leon Boden
Will Jackson Robbie Magasiva 1.01- Nicolas Boell
Meg Jackson Catherine McClements 1.01-1.10 Sabine Arnhold
Sue "Boomer" Jenkins Katrina Milosevic 2.01- 1.01-1.10 Peggy Sander
Joan Ferguson "Monster" Pamela Rabe 2.01- 6-01-07.10 Martina Treger
Karen "Kaz" Proctor Tammy MacIntosh 4.01-7.04 3.01-3.12
Allie Novak Kate Jenkinson 4.01-
Sonia Stevens Sigrid Thornton 4.05-6.12
Jake Stewart Bernard Curry 4.03-
Rita Connors Leah Purcell 6.01-7x10
Rubby Mitchell Rarriwuy Hick 6.01-
Marie Winter Susie Porter 6.01-

Supporting cast

Role name actor Supporting role
Voice actor
Kim Chang Ra Chapman 1.01– Laurine Betz
Harry Smith Jake Ryan 1.01–2.09 Peter Flechtner
Debbie Smith Georgia Flood 1.01-2.01, 4.09
Derek Channing Martin Sacks 1.02– Erich Rauker
Hayley Jovanka Cassandra Magrath 1.02– Jessica Walther-Gabory
Brayden Holt Reef Ireland 1.03-2.12
Rosalind "Roz" Iago Benne Harrison 1.03-2.03
Rachel Singer Annie Jones 1.04, 1.08, 2.10
Vinnie Holt John Bach 1.04, 1.08
Rita Bennett Lynette Curran 1.06, 2.06-2.07
Simone "Simmo" Slater Ally Fowler 1.07-2.06
Rose Atkins Maggie Naouri 2.01–
Sky Pierson Kathryn Beck 2.01-2.12 Luisa Wietzorek
Nash Taylor Reef Ireland 2.02-2.12
Colin Bates Steve Le Marquand 2.02-2.06
Jess Warner Georgia Chara 2.04-3.12
Maxine Conway Socratis Otto 2.04–
Sophie Donaldson Edwina Samuels 2.10–
Jodie Spiteri Pia Miranda 3.01-3.11 Nicole Hannak
Bridget Westfall Libby Tanner 3.01– Uschi Hugo
Dr. Greg Miller David de Lautour 07.01-


  • In 2014, Celblok H began broadcasting on TV Network and SBS 6 in the Netherlands. Isa Hoes, Eva van de Wijdeven, Bo Mearten and Inge Ipenburg took on the main roles. The series has three seasons with 34 episodes. A fourth season is currently airing.
  • In 2014, a German version of Wentworth was created in Berlin , produced by UFA Serial Drama and broadcast by RTL in spring 2015 under the title Block B - Unter Arrest . The central leading roles were played by Katrin Sass , Gisa Zach , Nina Hoger , Ulrike Röseberg and Claudia Gaebel . The first season ran until the end of April 2015, a sequel is not planned.
  • In 2018, the Turkish version of Wentworth called Avlu began , broadcast on Star TV with Demet Evgar , Ceren Moray and Nursel Köse starring on Turkish television. One episode lasts about two and a half hours. The action takes place in Istanbul .

Individual evidence

  1. German synchronous index: German synchronous index | Series | Wentworth. Retrieved June 5, 2018 .
  2. http://www.sbs6.nl/programmas/celblok-h/