Wentworth and Prisoner: 40 years of fandom

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Over 40 years since it first aired, TV show 'Prisoner' shows no sign of being locked up and forgotten about with the 2013 reboot 'Wentworth' and a passionate fandom ensuring the show's continued success. ACMI's Assistant Film Curator Maria Lewis reflects on the enduring popularity of these two Australian women-in-prison dramas.

Period30 Dec 2020

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  • TitleWentworth and Prisoner: 40 years of fandom
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletACMI
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1,114w
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date30/12/20
    DescriptionOver 40 years since it first aired, TV show 'Prisoner' shows no sign of being locked up and forgotten about with the 2013 reboot 'Wentworth' and a passionate fandom ensuring the show's continued success. ACMI's Assistant Film Curator Maria Lewis reflects on the enduring popularity of these two Australian women-in-prison dramas.
    Producer/AuthorMaria Lewis
    URLhttps://www.acmi.net.au/stories-and-ideas/wentworth-and-prisoner-40-years-fandom/
    PersonsTessa Dwyer

Keywords

  • Television
  • Australian Television
  • Women-in-prison drama
  • TV Industry
  • TV Fandom
  • Fandom
  • Prisoner
  • Wentworth
  • Fremantle
  • Grundy