Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979–1986)

TV Series   |    |  Crime, Drama

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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.




  • Kirsty Child in Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
  • Kirsty Child in Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
  • Elspeth Ballantyne and Judith McGrath at an event for Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
  • Patsy King in Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
  • Maggie Kirkpatrick and Val Lehman in Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)
  • Sheila Florance and Val Lehman at an event for Prisoner: Cell Block H (1979)

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28 August 2007 | preppy-3
| Daring for its time
This ran over here in America at 11:30 at night on a local station. There was a lot of controversy about it at first. The plots dealing with lesbians, beatings, murder, rape etc. etc. were pretty strong for TV back then. But it never really caught in Boston at least. It ran for a few months almost uncut (some words were bleeped out) and then was cancelled due to low ratings.

I was in college when it played here and it was great! After a long night of studying it was kind of fun to relax and watch this somewhat campy prison soap. The acting was pretty bad and the story lines were more than a little unbelievable but it was a lot of fun to watch. Also it moved much quicker than your typical afternoon soap. So it was a fun and daring soap for its time. I'm not sure if it would hold up today. Shows like "Oz" have gone a lot farther than this could.

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