Forty years ago, on 27 February 1979, one of Australia’s most addictive soap operas debuted on Network Ten.
Actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, interviewed by Andrew Mercado, talks about her work on the Australian soap opera PRISONER, playing corrupt officer Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson.
Gerard Maguire (Jim Fletcher), Patsy King (Erica Davidson), George Mallaby (Paul Reid) shooting a scene at the Wentworth Detention Centre gate.
This special edition of Open Air focused on the success of Australian soap operas in the United Kingdom.
On the Inside is the main title theme from the 1979-1986 Australian soap opera Prisoner.
Officer Joan Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick) has been arrested for her complicity in the bank robbery executed by Rita Connors (Glenda Linscott).
Joan Ferguson is transferred to another prison, as the Wentworth immates witness in silence.
Rooftop protest rehearsal with Betty Bobbitt (Judy Bryant) and Val Lehman (Bea Smith). The scene is featured in episode 121.
Sandy Gore (Kay White), Gerard Maguire (Jim Fletcher) and Jane Clifton (Margo Gaffney) during a break.
On screen rivals, off screen friends: Fiona Spence (Vera Bennett) and Elspeth Ballantyne (Meg Morris-Meg Jackson) having a drink.