Prisoner: Cell Block H - 40th Anniversary
Val Lehman (Bea Smith), Amanda Muggleton (Chrissie Latham) and musician Allan Caswell mark 40 years of Prisoner at NFSA in Canberra on 27 February.
The event will include the screening of an explosive episode of the series, Allan Caswell’s performance of the theme song, and a Q&A with the actresses, as they share their memories of the show, discuss its legacy, and react to their characters’ best scenes. Hosted by NFSA Social Media Manager and Prisoner tragic, Miguel Gonzalez.
Premiering on Network Ten on 27 February 1979, Prisoner ran for eight years and 692 episodes. Following its immediate success in Australia, the Grundy production became an international hit spawning several remakes and re-imaginings – including the award-winning Foxtel series Wentworth.
Check out our online collection, featuring rare clips from Prisoner's 1981 male spinoff Punishment (starring Mel Gibson) and 1991 US remake Dangerous Women.