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Prisoner first aired on Network Ten on 27 February 1979.

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In 2019 the NFSA celebrated the 40th anniversary of 'Prisoner' with the show's stars, Val Lehman and Amanda Muggleton, and musician Allan Caswell.

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Forty years ago, on 27 February 1979, one of Australia’s most addictive soap operas debuted on Network Ten.

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Actress Maggie Kirkpatrick, interviewed by Andrew Mercado, talks about her work on the Australian soap opera PRISONER, playing corrupt officer Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson.

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Gerard Maguire (Jim Fletcher), Patsy King (Erica Davidson), George Mallaby (Paul Reid) shooting a scene at the Wentworth Detention Centre gate.

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This special edition of Open Air focused on the success of Australian soap operas in the United Kingdom.

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We take you back to Wentworth Detention Centre to celebrate 30 years since the final episode of the iconic Aussie soap.

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On the Inside is the main title theme from the 1979-1986 Australian soap opera Prisoner.

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Officer Joan Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick) has been arrested for her complicity in the bank robbery executed by Rita Connors (Glenda Linscott).

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Joan Ferguson is transferred to another prison, as the Wentworth immates witness in silence.