How YOU can take the Scary Prisoners Tour and see the weird locations of 1980s drama

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Prisoner fans can now visit the actual filming locations featured in the popular 1980s drama with an all-new tour.

Non-profit organization Partners in Crime, run by Barry Parker, Maria Grande and Peter Strauss, offers a bizarre bus tour that gives Prisoners devotees around the world a chance to see and experience the chilling vibe of the place. .

The Australian soap opera, which attracted an international cult following and inspired the Foxtel series Wentworth, ran on Channel Ten from February 1979 to December 1986.

Get in on the action: how YOU can take the spooky prisoner tour and see all of Melbourne’s weird locations from the iconic 1980s drama. Pictured: The cast of the drama

Wentworth Detention Center

The centerpiece of Prisoner’s story is Channel Ten Global Studios and is located in Nunawading, Melbourne.

A notable feature still to this day are the iconic windows of the prison bar.

Channel Ten continues to use the location to shoot scenes for Neighbours.

However, the iconic Australian soap is facing the ax after 37 years, after it was revealed that UK broadcaster Channel 5, which is footing most of the production bill, will not be renewing the series.

Wentworth Detention Centre: The centerpiece of the prisoner's story is the Channel Ten Global Studios and is located in Nunawading, Melbourne

Wentworth Detention Centre: The centerpiece of the prisoner’s story is the Channel Ten Global Studios and is located in Nunawading, Melbourne

Still in use: A notable feature still to this day are the iconic prison bar windows.  Channel Ten continues to use the location to shoot scenes for Neighbors

Still in use: A notable feature still to this day are the iconic prison bar windows. Channel Ten continues to use the location to shoot scenes for Neighbors

Barnhurst Jail

The prison that Bea Smith (played by Val Lehman) was briefly transferred to in season three is located in a large expanse of parkland.

It is now a convent with cafes and stalls inside, and is based in Abbotsford.

Barnhurst became an important part of the storyline, with some characters never leaving the prison walls.

Barnhurst Prison: The prison that Bea Smith (played by Val Lehman) was briefly transferred to in season three, is located in a large expanse of park

Barnhurst Prison: The prison that Bea Smith (played by Val Lehman) was briefly transferred to in season three, is located in a large expanse of park

Television Series: The soap opera aired on Channel Ten from February 1979 to December 1986

Television Series: The soap opera aired on Channel Ten from February 1979 to December 1986

Joan Ferguson’s house

The real-life home of ruthless prison officer Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson has been featured in several episodes throughout the prisoner’s run.

It was notoriously set on fire in the show’s final season by the biker gang the Conquerors as part of a revenge attack.

The property is now a private residence in Box Hill, Victoria.

Joan Ferguson's House: The real-life home of ruthless prison guard Joan 'The Freak' Ferguson has been featured in several episodes throughout The Prisoner's run

Joan Ferguson’s House: The real-life home of ruthless prison guard Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson has been featured in several episodes throughout The Prisoner’s run

Driscoll House No. 1

Driscoll House #1 is the second halfway house in the series and the first of two houses run by former prisoner Judy Bryant (Betty Bobbitt).

It is now a private residence.

The fictional address is 32 Worthington Street and became an integral part of the storyline until episode 400.

Driscoll House No. 1: This was the second halfway house in the series and the first of two houses run by former prisoner Judy Bryant (Betty Bobbitt)

Driscoll House No. 1: This was the second halfway house in the series and the first of two houses run by former prisoner Judy Bryant (Betty Bobbitt)

Woodridge Jail

Woodridge is the men’s prison in the series, but it has also been used to transfer inmates to and from Wentworth.

The inmates are moved to Woodridge soon after due to a fire that broke out at Wentworth.

Woodridge now offers residential apartments.

Woodridge: Woodridge is the men's prison on the show, but it has also been used to transfer inmates to and from Wentworth

Woodridge: Woodridge is the men’s prison on the show, but it has also been used to transfer inmates to and from Wentworth

Blackmoor Jail

Called “The Black Hole” in Prisoner, Blackmoor Prison was heavily featured in the long-running series’ final season.

Rita Connors is transferred there by the corrupt Governor of Blackmoor, Ernest Craven (Ray Meagher).

It is the centerpiece of several fights between prisoners, then of a riot.

It used to be a pumphouse, but the building has now been turned into the Scienceworks science museum.

Blackmoor: Called

Blackmoor: Called “The Black Hole” in Prisoner, Blackmoor Prison was widely seen in the long-running series’ final season

Hotel

Many Prisoner characters have stayed at this hotel over the course of the series.

It is best known as the place where Colleen Powell (Judith McGrath) separated from her husband.

Burvale is still a working hotel today.

Prisoner is a highly successful Australian television drama that aired from the late 70s to mid 80s and inspired Wentworth.

Wentworth is Foxtel’s highest rated Australian drama series of all time.

Burvale Hotel: Many Prisoner characters have stayed at the Burvale Hotel over the course of the series

Burvale Hotel: Many Prisoner characters have stayed at the Burvale Hotel over the course of the series

After eight brilliant seasons, the critically acclaimed drama came to an end in October last year.

The Foxtel Original series has been eagerly watched by fans, critically acclaimed and captured the world’s attention since it first aired in 2013.

It is broadcast in 173 territories around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Finland, Japan and the United States.

The prison series has won a string of local and international TV awards.

Wentworth received Most Popular and Most Outstanding Drama at the TV Week Logie Awards in 2018 and Most Outstanding Drama of 2019 for the fourth time.

Details: It is best known as the place where Colleen Powell (Judith McGrath) separated from her husband.  Burvale is still a working hotel today

Details: It is best known as the place where Colleen Powell (Judith McGrath) separated from her husband. Burvale is still a working hotel today

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