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* CordonBleughChef: Mrs O'Reagan was the cook for the early years, there was regular jokes about her food being terrible and she blamed the inmates working with her, she finally left after scalded by hot fat.


** Pat O'Connell, manages to go straight once her original case is overthrown and she is rewarded her two younger children



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term in prison, resulting her being moved, Doreen upset dresses down Vera that if she died tommorrow nobody would mourn, when Doreen leaves Vera is really hurt by her words.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term in prison, resulting her in Doreen being moved, moved to another ward, Doreen upset dresses down Vera that if she died tommorrow tomorrow nobody would mourn, when Doreen leaves Vera is really hurt by her words.[[note]] It doesn't helped that Erica has warned, in fact promises Vera that if Doreen loses her job, Vera would be reported and if she displays similar behaviour again she would be fired.[[/note]]


** Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term in prison, resulting her being move, Doreen upset tells Vera that she

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** Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and Lou Kelly's face after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term she hits [[spoiler:Nora Flynn]] in prison, resulting the stomach causing her being move, Doreen upset tells Vera that she a miscarriage.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term in prison, resulting her being moved, Doreen upset dresses down Vera that if she died tommorrow nobody would mourn, when Doreen leaves Vera is really hurt by her words.


* AmbiguousCrimmalHistory: Doreen Anderson's criminal history is briefly suggested that she was in and out since she was younger but the full list is never given. Then there's Barbie Cox who is a dumb blonde that says about three lines, even The Freak is lost for words when she reads the chances [[spoiler:it has been suggested the writers didn't know why she was in jail]].

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* AmbiguousCrimmalHistory: AmbiguousCriminalHistory: Doreen Anderson's criminal history is briefly suggested that she was in and out since she was younger but the full list is never given. Then there's Barbie Cox who is a dumb blonde that says about three lines, even The Freak is lost for words when she reads the chances [[spoiler:it has been suggested the writers didn't know why she was in jail]].


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** Doreen confronts Vera in her own home, Doreen was working in a hospital and after Vera went with [[spoiler:Chrissie to see Elizabeth]] Vera had remarked about Doreen's term in prison, resulting her being move, Doreen upset tells Vera that she

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* AmbiguousCrimmalHistory: Doreen Anderson's criminal history is briefly suggested that she was in and out since she was younger but the full list is never given. Then there's Barbie Cox who is a dumb blonde that says about three lines, even The Freak is lost for words when she reads the chances [[spoiler:it has been suggested the writers didn't know why she was in jail]].


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* DepravedHomosexual: It's highly suggested of Joan Ferguson, with her gloves.


** Also there was a character called Edna Pearson who only briefly appeared in the show, however her character suffered massive cuts after complains from a viewer who like Pearson had been accused of attempted murder of her husband so Pearson was removed from her remaining episodes.

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** Also there was a The final episode ends with the fates of several character called Edna Pearson who only briefly appeared still unknown like [[spoiler:Kath Maxwell or Rodney Adams]] it has been noticed that they are missing in the show, however her character suffered massive cuts after complains from a viewer who like Pearson had been accused of attempted murder of her husband so Pearson was removed from her remaining episodes. final scene.


The show's success in the UK helped pave the way for other Australian Soap Operas like Series/Neighbours and Series/HomeAndAway.

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The show's success in the UK helped pave the way for other Australian Soap Operas like Series/Neighbours Series/{{Neighbours}} and Series/HomeAndAway.


The show's success in the UK helped pave the way for other Australian Soap Operas like Neighbours and Series/HomeAndAway.

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The show's success in the UK helped pave the way for other Australian Soap Operas like Neighbours Series/Neighbours and Series/HomeAndAway.


Although sometimes the object of derision for its infamous shaky sets and weak Continuity, ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' is a cult show, and it found success not only in Australia, but also the United Kingdom, USA and Sweden. It also spawned two successful stage spin-offs.

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Although sometimes the object of derision for its infamous shaky sets and weak Continuity, ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' is a cult show, and it found success not only in Australia, but also the United Kingdom, USA (where it rated higher than Johnny Carson), Canada (under the named Caged Women) and Sweden. It also spawned two successful stage spin-offs.
The show's success in the UK helped pave the way for other Australian Soap Operas like Neighbours and Series/HomeAndAway.


* CrowdChant: In [[spoiler:the final episode]] the girls chant [[spoiler:Ferguson]] revealing to her and the whole of Wentworth that they know she's here possible [[spoiler:ending Rodney Adams' career at the same time]].



* EtTuBrute: Regularly did they betray each other for their own profit.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lots of these among the women. Two examples are: Chrissie Latham (if we overlook that one murder) and Marilyn Mason

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lots of these among the women. Two examples are: Chrissie Latham (if we overlook that one murder) and Marilyn MasonMason.
** Also Jessie Windom and Mabel Morgan who clearly dot on Lexie Patterson with Mabel caring for Lexie's dog while she's inside and Jessie going into to jail to protect her [[spoiler:the reason is because she is Lexie's biological mother]].

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* ChippendalesDancers: Twice one comes for Bea Smith's birthday and the second dances on a van hired by Jessie Windom after her release.


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* TomboynessUpgrade: Bea Smith went through one near the end of her time at Wentworth.

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* TheFaceless: In Blackmoor, Joan Ferguson knows a contact called Cynthia Leach, she helps Joan punish the transfers from Wentworth, however we never see her face when she appears and her voice is the only noticeable feature [[spoiler: this was because her actress had played a very iconic character in her previous appearance]].


An Australian soap opera set in Wentworth Detention Centre, a women's prison. Despite original being written as a 16 episode miniseries, it ran for 692 episodes from 1979 to 1986.

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An Australian soap opera set in Wentworth Detention Centre, a women's prison. It was loosely based on the UK TV Series Within These Walls. Despite original being written as a 16 episode miniseries, it ran for 692 episodes from 1979 to 1986.


* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: In the early episodes Lizzie was more Franky's friends and disliked Bea, also in the 16 first episodes Doreen was more of a background character but once the show was extended she was fleshed out.

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* EarlyInstalmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the early episodes Lizzie was more Franky's friends and disliked Bea, also in the 16 first episodes Doreen was more of a background character but once the show was extended she was fleshed out.



** Sonia Stevens, was a policeman's wife who was the last rival of Bea Smith, she began playing the prisoners and The Freak, she ends up being kidnapped by a gangster to get her husband out of hiding [[spoiler:he faked his death and is killed afterwards]], she escapes and is on the run when the police catch up with her... and the storyline ends there, fans still question what happened to Stevens.

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** Sonia Stevens, was a policeman's wife who was the last rival of replaced Bea Smith, Smith as Top Dog after she left for good, she began playing the prisoners and The Freak, she ends up being kidnapped by a gangster to get her husband out of hiding [[spoiler:he faked his death and is killed afterwards]], she escapes and is on the run when the police catch up with her... and the storyline ends there, fans still question what happened to Stevens.


* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Regularly characters were written into the show only to disappear:

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* WhateverHappenedToTheMouse: Regularly characters were written into the show only to disappear:disappear, however there is a solution to them but these are the ones that don't:


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** Sonia Stevens, was a policeman's wife who was the last rival of Bea Smith, she began playing the prisoners and The Freak, she ends up being kidnapped by a gangster to get her husband out of hiding [[spoiler:he faked his death and is killed afterwards]], she escapes and is on the run when the police catch up with her... and the storyline ends there, fans still question what happened to Stevens.

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