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Original run: 27 Feb 1979 – 16 Dec 1986

Country of origin: Australia

Genre: Drama, Soaps

Network: ten AU

Watched by: 16 of 704 262 0%

Total running time: 24 days 40 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes

IMDB rating: 8.2 of 10 1 741

MyShows rating: 3.5 of 5 2


Prisoner is an Australian soap opera, set in the Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women's prison. In the United States and United Kingdom it was billed as Prisoner: Cell Block H, and in Canada as Prisoner: Cell Block H and/or Caged Women. The series was produced by the Reg Grundy Organisation in Australia, and aired on Network Ten, running 692 episodes from 27 February 1979 to 11 December 1986, after originally only devised as a 16 part series.

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