Oh, I lived for Prisoner: Cell Block H!
Set in a women's prison in Australia, Bea Smith was the first "top dog" and the first character of the first episode. She was released from prison and promptly shot dead her husband for letting her daughter Debbie die of a drug dependency.
Straight back inside, Queen Bea settled down to rule her roost again. Bea had two firm friends, the slightly dotty Lizzie Birdsworth, who had a penchant for home made "grog" and Doreen Anderson who was very childlike and carried her teddy everywhere.
The prisoners were ruled by Saint Meg Morris who forgave anything and anyone, even Chrissie Latham (who murdered Meg's husband) and Joan "The Freak" Ferguson (as corrupt as they come)!
You always knew an inmate was in for a beating when Joan got her black leather gloves out!
Prisoner Cell Block H was a brilliant series and is sadly missed. If you can't remember it, then you will surely remember the haunting theme tune - "He used to give me roses, I wish he could again, But that was on the outside, and things were different then".