Went­worth Prison

The Daily Telegraph - - Television & Radio - on a mis­sion to ex­on­er­ate her­self – while plot­ting a sadis­tic re­venge. Michael Hogan

CHAN­NEL 5, 10.00PM Those who re­mem­ber the wob­bly sets of cult Eight­ies soap Pris­oner:

Cell Block H might be sur­prised by this gritty con­tem­po­rary re­boot, re­turn­ing for its fourth run. The award-win­ning Aus­tralian drama boasts boxset-stan­dard pro­duc­tion val­ues and has bro­ken rat­ings records Down Un­der.

We re­turn four months af­ter the ex­plo­sive events of se­ries three, which ended with Went­worth burn­ing down. Vera “Vine­gar T--s” Ben­nett (Kate Atkin­son) has taken over as gov­er­nor of the re­built prison, with Will Jack­son (Robbie Ma­ga­siva) as her deputy. Top dog Bea Smith (Danielle Cor­mack) dis­cov­ers that un­sta­ble ex­trem­ist Kaz Proc­tor (Tammy Mac­In­tosh), leader of fem­i­nist vig­i­lante group the Red Right Hand, has built up a loyal fol­low­ing among the women – and whereas Bea was once their idol, she’s now be­ing tar­geted as a traitor. How­ever, Bea is un­aware that an even more dan­ger­ous en­emy is wait­ing in the prison wings: de­ranged for­mer gov­er­nor Joan “The Freak” Fer­gu­son (the su­perb Pamela Rabe) has been re­leased from psy­chi­atric care and put in iso­la­tion at Went­worth, where she’s

Ac­tion on the in­side: Danielle Cor­mack

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