The Best Episodes of Prisoner: Cell Block H

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2018

The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Episode 348

#1 - Episode 348

Season 5 - Episode 22

Colleen helps Chris look for a housekeeper and Meg suggests she has ulterior motives in helping the Youngs. Judy tells Janice she has found them a housekeeper, and Janice is furious she doesn't know anything about it. Janice tells Colleen to keep out of her personal life. Nola, Joan and Maxine's black market rackets look doomed when buyup is reinstated. Lizzie plays a string of stupid practical jokes on the girls, and they very quickly tire of it. Nola suggests they get their own back, and Bea agrees, providing it's harmless. Erica is informed a new prisoner will be a departmental ""spy"" to evaluate the staff and inmates. The officers are kept in the dark about it as much as the prisoners, and the woman, Jill Clark, raises Joan and Bea's suspicions by asking too many questions. Faye finally gets to see her niece and nephew, and buys them gifts.

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2 votes
Writers: Patrea Smallacombe, Andrew Kennedy
Episode 590

#2 - Episode 590

Season 8 - Episode 2

Lou and Alice knock Joan unconscious, intending to frame Rita for it. The women embark on a hunger strike, forcing Ann to resign as Governor. Jessie gets herself put inside to meet her long-lost daughter. Is Eve cracking up or is she just trying to fool everyone?

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Kit Oldfield
Episode 588

#3 - Episode 588

Season 7 - Episode 83

Pippa's art class ends in disaster as the women are fired up by Lou's campaign against Ann: Pippa insults Rita, so she decks her and gets hauled off to Solitary. Lou pours yellow paint down Rita's leather jacket, ruining it. Joan drops the jacket off to Rita in the pound, enraging her no end. Nora vanishes, and it later turns out she has escaped. Slasher and the Conquerors turn up at Pippa and Ben's wedding and try to disrupt the ceremony. Daphne wins her appeal and is released. Jenny decides to get her own flat and move out of Ann's place. David tells Eve he couldn't kill Joyce and calls off their affair. Racked with guilt, though, he returns to the prison after the wedding and shoots himself in the interview room in front of Eve.

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1 votes
Directors: Sean Nash
Writers: Fay Rousseaux
Episode 587

#4 - Episode 587

Season 7 - Episode 82

Rita's caring persona yet strong physique prompt Nora into considering her as top dog material. Lou begins her reign as top dog by asserting her position in the laundry and getting in a bashing on Reb as punishment for Joyce's bashing. The gallery robbery is successful, until a twist of plan costs one of the girls their life. Ann feels guilty over the death. Joyce's life is in danger.

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1 votes
Directors: Sean Nash
Writers: Dave Worthington
Episode 586

#5 - Episode 586

Season 7 - Episode 81

Remand prisoners Rita ""The beater"" Conners and Barbara ""Barbie"" Cox are brought into Wentworth, Rita charged with assault and bodily harm, while Barbie's charge remains a mystery. Joyce overhears David and Eve discussing Eve's guilt, yet it may cost Joyce her life. A new top dog is elected...and she already asserts herself by trying to get a bashing in or two...

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2 votes
Writers: Alister Webb, Kelly Bermingham
Episode 597

#6 - Episode 597

Season 8 - Episode 9

Gang war breaks out after the Conquerors' hut and bikes are destroyed. Nora's mutilated body is dumped in the prison grounds, accompanied by a note from the psychopath who killed her. Lexie's latest way of evading Lou's murderous advances is to escape.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Ian Coughlan
Episode 583

#7 - Episode 583

Season 7 - Episode 78

Jenny is released after Steve confesses to Mrs. Hartley's murder, and now Harriet's murder. A battle between Lou and Lexie erupts over the unpaid money from the talent quest book and Lou thinking Lexie lagged on her. Eve and David have a not so secret rendezvous in the interview room. Yet on visiting Eve's apartment, David makes a shocking discovery.

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1 votes
Directors: Steve Mann
Writers: Tony McDonald, Merle Thornton
Episode 582

#8 - Episode 582

Season 7 - Episode 77

After a few initial hassles, the contest goes on, with the highlight a showstopping performance from Lurch as Carmen Miranda. Yet the overall winner is as shocked as everyone else. Pippa and Ben come to blows over her prospective job offer in London, but decide to go for it and honeymoon in London while they are at it. Reb's psychological trauma haunts her and Joan offers her a way out...with a razor blade. May and Willie sadly bid farewell to the girls and promptly 'escape' from the policevan ready to do the job with the cops.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Ian Coughlan, Gail Meillon
Episode 581

#9 - Episode 581

Season 7 - Episode 76

After a failed attempt to get Reb's story to the press, Ann makes inquiries about her ECT treatment, to discover something startling. Mothers are high on the agenda as Lexie decides not to interfere in her mother's wealthy lifestyle and Nora meets her 'dead' mother. Lou and Alice continue their terror campaign on some of the contest entrants. May and Willie are offered the chance of a lifetime...but it may cost them their mates and their lives.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Kit Oldfield, Marie Trevor
Episode 577

#10 - Episode 577

Season 7 - Episode 72

Eve begins to show another side of herself after a flashback with Robin. The prisoners question the integrity and authority of the council after a series of incidents involving Joan, Lou and Lexie. Reb Kean makes her return to Wentworth, with a rather different transformation of her former personality...leaving everyone suspicious. A culprit destroys Lexie's clothing designs.

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1 votes
Writers: Ian Smith, John Coulter
Episode 13

#11 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13

No sooner are the escapees over the fence than Lizzie suffers chest pains. Franky and Doreen take her back to the fence, where she asks the guard to let her back in. As news of the escape spreads, the women are locked in their cells and Vera attempts to tighten security. Franky and Doreen mug a young boy for his fish and chips and sleep in a barn for the night. Vera reports Eddie and Marilyn's relationship to Erica, prompting her to cancel the contract with Eddie's firm. Lynn reluctantly agrees to drive the getaway car for Doug and Bernie.

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2 votes
Writers: Michael Brindley
Episode 575

#12 - Episode 575

Season 7 - Episode 70

Despite her lawyer dumping her case, and being subject to scrutiny by most of the women, Eve continues to protest her innocence. Daphne's mental state is questioned by Dr. Veitch and Dr. Massey, yet Ben intends to prove her innocence, with the aid of Daphne's mother. Terri leaves Joan after a final confrontation over Barry.

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1 votes
Directors: Mandy Smith
Writers: Merle Thornton, John Smallbone
Episode 574

#13 - Episode 574

Season 7 - Episode 69

Daphne is referred to a psychiatric hospital for further tests. Nikki and Cindy leave the prison, promising never to return. Lexie learns her clothing designs have earnt her a $2000 dollar bonus to design more. Remand prisoner, Eve Wilder is brought to Wentworth on a murder charge, but there may be more to her story than is first thought. Lou and Lexie's numbers game scam is revealed, with disasterous results.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Ian Coughlan
Episode 607

#14 - Episode 607

Season 8 - Episode 19

Lou knocks out her guard and escapes from hospital dressed as a nurse, hitching a ride with a passing truckie. Back at Wentworth, it looks like Rita is to be blamed for slashing Lou's wrists, despite the girls' attempts to clear her. The prisoners shun Mervin, blaming him for the whole mess. Jessie thinks Lou's escape will help them catch Bassinger.

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1 votes
Directors: Steve Mann
Writers: Ian Coughlan
Episode 567

#15 - Episode 567

Season 7 - Episode 62

Ben decides to drop Daphne's case to take up the supreme court offer. Food supplies at Wentworth are dangerously low, with a blockade outside Wentworth making it impossible for food to come into the prison. Ann announces a new Youth rehabilitation scheme, with four juvenile offenders set to join the women to learn how to 'stay out of prison'.

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1 votes
Writers: Merle Thornton, John Smallbone
Episode 566

#16 - Episode 566

Season 7 - Episode 61

Insp. Grace thinks Howie is lying about his muggers being hitmen from Harriet, yet Jenny still plans to pursue her case. The ""Wentworth Free Press"" is up and about Lexie putting in a sordid story about Terri and Joan's relationship. Terri hits rock bottom, deciding she'll leave the prison service. Ben is bribed into dropping Daphne's case.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Kit Oldfield
Episode 565

#17 - Episode 565

Season 7 - Episode 60

After regaining her memory, Willie realises she lost more than she knew, and tries to forcefully lose her memory again. Dwyer covers up for Chauncer's antics with the dual invoices and convinces Ann not to pursue the matter any further. Jenny's case seems to be going well, until Insp. Grace says there is no proof of Jenny's innocence. Lexie and Lou's numbers game is up and running after council approval, but are almost caught out by the women and Joan.

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1 votes
Directors: Tony Osicka
Writers: Ted Ogden, Ian Coughlan
Episode 564

#18 - Episode 564

Season 7 - Episode 59

Willie's memory loss continues...until a fall from a billiard table allows her memory to return..and remember things that happened just before she lost her memory. Daphne and Ben decide to continue with the case against her. The truth behind the dual invoices is discovered...and knowing the answer may cost Ann her job. Terri's parents find out about her relationship with Joan, with disasterous results.

star 10.00
1 votes
Directors: Sean Nash
Writers: Patrea Smallacombe, James Simmonds
Episode 21

#19 - Episode 21

Season 1 - Episode 21

Doreen is acting like a second rate Franky clone now she's back inside, rounding up a posse of women and slicking her hair back. Erica warns her not to cause any more trouble after the attack on Karen Travers. Later, in their cell, Lizzie tells her she doesn't buy her tough act for a second. Nonetheless, she causes trouble during Karen's class and bullies Lynn. After an upsetting visit from her father, though, Lynn promptly joins Dor's gang to steal buyup from the girls. Lizzie learns her brother Angus is dying and wants to see her. Lizzie refuses, until Bea talks her into it. Erica accompanies Lizzie on her day out, leaving Vera in charge. The wife of the man Catherine killed wants money from the Roberts as compensation. Steve angrily tells her to keep away or she will be charged with extortion and blackmail. Catherine refuses to plead temporary insanity. Barbara's case comes up before the VJ. On the way to the hearing, she tells Meg she intends to implicate one of the officers in a d

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2 votes
Writers: Marcus Cole
Episode 22

#20 - Episode 22

Season 1 - Episode 22

At the VJ's hearing, Barbara backs down and claims she was the only one involved in bringing the drugs into the prison. Vera tells the VJ that Barbara is Erica's niece and subtly suggests she has given her preferential treatment. When Erica returns, she is furious to learn that the Department are considering investigating her running of Wentworth thanks to Vera's meddling, and demands to know from Meg what went on while she was away. Lizzie arrives to see Angus and the pair waste no time in fighting with each other. He tells her she's getting nothing in his will and then snuffs it. Lizzie pinches something valuable anyway and smuggles it back into the prison. Steve and Jean get Mr Warner to come back and talk to Lynn, as her tough image will affect her trial. However, Doreen intimidates him during their visit in the garden. Catherine gets three years and Ken has to sell his share of the business to cover their legal costs. Karen learns her retrial starts in a couple of days.

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3 votes
Writers: Michael Brindley
Episode 563

#21 - Episode 563

Season 7 - Episode 58

After regaining consciousness, Willie seems to have lost her memory about everything and everyone close to her...whether it's true or not is another thing. The women begin to set up for the new newspaper press. Ann discovers Pat is the culprit for the dual invoices, and is forced to suspend her from duties until further notice. Joan gets the shock of her life when she meets Terri's parents.

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1 votes
Directors: Sean Nash
Writers: Fay Rousseaux
Episode 24

#22 - Episode 24

Season 1 - Episode 24

Barbara remains barricaded in her cell overnight, until Erica manages to talk her out by promising to protect her from Doreen and Vera. Barbara is then transferred to another prison, after an apology from Doreen, who has finally dropped the tough act and returned to her old self. Steve tries to keep Karen's spirits up as her retrial begins, despite the prosecution's determination to prove that she is a liar who is simply playing for sympathy. Lynn's father arranges a work placement for her at the nursery belonging to his friend Syd Butterfield. Catherine gets a visit from Ken, who tells her he is moving to Sydney to work: the house will be let out and Sarah sent to live with relations.

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2 votes
Directors: Julian Pringle
Writers: Ron McLean
Episode 562

#23 - Episode 562

Season 7 - Episode 57

The women strain to understand why Daphne isn't receiving the help she needs for the PMS, yet it's discovered it may be used as a defence to get her out. Pippa decides to stay in Australia for a while and decides to teach a class for art and screenprint in Wentworth. Julie begins work in adminstration. Joan becomes anxious and worried about her relationship with Terri after a series of incidents. Willie is found unconscious in her cell...with a cupboard ontop of her.

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1 votes
Writers: Merle Thornton, John Smallbone, Gail Meillon
Episode 561

#24 - Episode 561

Season 7 - Episode 56

Jenny begins the fight to prove her Uncle murdered her Grandmother. Ann accepts the head of Department post, announcing Meg will be the new Governor, much to Joan's anxiety. But the posts for both the women are short lived. The missing gun causes more havoc, until Daphne discovers the culprit. Merv smuggles things in for Lexie, who it seems is planning to escape.

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1 votes
Writers: Alister Webb, Ian Smith
Episode 27

#25 - Episode 27

Season 1 - Episode 27

The mystery of Susan Rice deepens, when it emerges that nobody connected with Jason Richards has ever heard of Susan's hubby. Susan herself continues to freak out at the least opportunity. She says that it was Richards' idea for her husband to divorce her. She later learns her husband has applied for custody of their kids. Another screaming fit in the Rec Room ends with her trashing her cell and she is so upset she has to be sedated. Meg is concerned about Vera's involvement with Yates and George Lucas. Vera begins to think he is only interested in her because he wants her to take over Yates' drug dealing in the prison. He comes to the prison to see her and they are seen kissing by Doreen and Lynn. Later, George tells Vera that Yates has been arrested and asks her to look after her when she arrives in Wentworth. Steve makes enquiries about Karen being able to go to Uni on the outside.

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3 votes
Writers: Denise Morgan