On the Inside: 40 Years of Prisoner (Cell Block H) at the St Kilda Film Festival, Melbourne

Tessa Dwyer, Stayci Taylor, Radha O'Meara, Craig Batty

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On June 25 a capacity crowd met at the St Kilda Town Hall in Melbourne – the city that is the home of iconic Australian television series Prisoner (1979-1986) – to celebrate 40 years since the show made its debut on Australia’s Network 10. Prisoner’s extraordinary 692-episode run is made more remarkable by the fact that it was commissioned as a 16-part standalone series. It has since spawned international remakes and reimaginings, perhaps most notably Wentworth (2013-), now in its seventh season.
Original languageEnglish
TypeCST Online Blog
Media of outputOnline journal
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2019


  • Australian television
  • Prisoner
  • NFSA
  • Wentworth
  • Grundys
  • TV Industry
  • Queer Representation
  • Women and television

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