The Great Escape
Prisoner Cell Block H:  On the Outside Tour 1990

NTV Entertainment
NTV0131 Colour Approx. 65 minutes U

Bursting with hilarious anecdotes, heartfelt tributes and gratuitous gossip, 'The Great Escape' provides an intriguing insight to the phenomenon that is PRISONER CELL BLOCK H, through the eyes of the stars and fans alike.

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Respected as both a drama series and a soap opera focusing on the life in the fictional women's prison, Wentworth Detention Centre, PRISONER CELL BLOCK H achieved considerable acclaim in its' native Australia, and continues to be a huge hit here in the UK, attracting an unprecedented following of enthusiastic and loyal fans.

In 1990 four original cast members, including the late SHEILA FLORANCE (Lizzie Birdsworth), making her only UK appearance, were reunited to undertake a British tour of a unique chat show style stage presentation - 'The Great Escape'.

This video documents the euphoric welcome given to Sheila and her co-stars VAL LEHMAN (Queen Bea Smith), AMANDA MUGGLETON (Chrissie Latham) and CAROL BURNS (Franky Doyle) as they enter into the world of 'soap fandom'.

Join the escapees on this fascinating journey featuring pop-star style personal appearances, a Civic Reception in the city of Derby and exclusive behind the scenes footage of preparations for the premiere performance of 'The Great Escape'.

Culminating with highlights of the show, recorded live at the Derby Assembly Rooms, hosted by TV personality ANNA SOUBRY, this film is the ultimate keepsake for PRISONER CELL BLOCK H fans everywhere, and the definitive tribute to one of the worlds most highly acclaimed and talked about soap operas.

Roz Vecsey

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