3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2013
i bought this as a gift for my partner, and ended up watch it myself, we are working our way through the whole lot which is a lot.
some sets are quite expensive but it is classic tv at it wobbly wall best, now get that mic out the way
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2012
Purchased for my 84 year old Nan, who watched the series the first time round and has started watching them all again. She loved them when she opened it on Christmas morning and has asked me to order the next few already!
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Volume 9 contains episode 287 of Prisoner Cell Block H which marks the entrance of one of TV soap's Superbitches - Joan "The Freak" Ferguson. Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick) will go on to spend 100's of episodes terrorising the ladies of Wentworth and causing havoc for colleagues in her bid to claim her ultimate prize - Governorship.
This 32 episode set contains episodes 257 - 288 and we see Meg Morris (Elspeth Ballantyne) and Colleen Powell (Judith McGrath) vying for the newly vacated position of Deputy Governor following the departure of Jim Fletcher (Gerard Maguire). Meg's homelife is not as rosey as it has been - would the position of deputy governor really help things at home?
The Powell family are thrown into chaos when daughter Jenny disappears. New employee at Wentworth Ian Mahoney seems to have an eye for a particular officer or two. Will he end up down the aisle with one of them?
The powerful storyline involving Kate Petersen (Olivia Hamnett) reaches a dramatic conclusion but where is Sandy Edwards (Louise Le Nay)? Erica's (Patsy King) hairstyle is certainly more 1982 than her previous effort.
We see the return of Helen Smart (Caroline Gillmer) and Chrissie Latham (Amanda Muggleton), new prisoners include Faye Quin (Anne Lucas), Susie Driscoll and Carol Colsen.
Which lady has the attentions of Steve Fawkner (Wayne Jarrett)? Judy Bryant (Betty Bobbitt) is out and celebrates with her daugher Lori (Susannah Fowle). This leads to another meeting with her old enemy Jock Stewart (Tommy Dysart) with shocking results.
Witness Joan's black glove treatment for the first time, watch hero Steve become a firefighter, plus much much more!
Originally screened in early 1982 in Australia, these epsiodes hit UK screens on ITV from early 1989 onwards.
Wentworth won't be the same again from episode 287!
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2011
Here is volume 9 of prisoner containing episodes 257 - 288.
Coming up this Collection of episodes:
Jock tries to blackmail Judy, when he breaks into her flat. Then we he chases after Judy he falls down a flight of stairs.
Judy is sent back to Wnetworth accused of assult, Suzie Driscol arrives as Wentworths youngest prisoner and is determined to escape.
Doreen returns to Wentworth after a savage attack by the women at Barnhurst, and it turns out she lagged on marie's mates.
Doreen tames the gaurd dogs so they do as she says, and when she escapes the dogs go for Janet but Doreen saves the day.
Sandy goes missing and Kate is suspected of foul play.
Marie finally gets transfered back to barnhurst, so Bea takes over again as top dog.
Kate goes round the twist and is transfered to psyciatric hospital.
Chrissie is returned to Wenworth for trying to skip the country.
The episode you've been waiting for 287 the "Freak" Joan Ferguson arrives.