1 9 9 5 (Australia)
10 x 50 minute episodes
Deborra-Lee Furness starred in this 10-part ABC drama series as Louisa Correlli, a clinical psychologist who has recently re-entered the workforce and is working as a counsellor at Blackstream – a maximum-security all-male prison.
Correlli’s home life is in a state of hectic confusion.
She is emerging from a failed marriage, has two teenage children, and her immediate superior at the prison, Sam Mantelle (Richard Piper) is a former lover.
Meanwhile, convicted armed robber Kevin Jones (Hugh Jackman in his first major TV role after completing drama school) arrives at Blackstream beaten and suffering from brain damage – a state he wasn’t in at sentencing.
Something happened to Kevin during his transfer, and Louisa tries to help him remember. To Officer Ben Costa (William Zappa), Jones represents the ghost of misery past.
Other key characters included kindly drugs and alcohol counsellor, Sister Pat Riley (Sue Jones) and young prisoner Brett Hodges (Jonathon Brooks).
After meeting on the set of Correlli, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness married in April 1996.
Sister Pat Riley
Officer Ben Costa
Governor Jim Sanderson
Officer Narelle Jenkins
Officer Ross Bannerman
Officer ‘Fatz’ Bingham
Officer Mark Bagley
Geoff ‘Spoons’ Morton
Warren ‘Budgie’ Keating
Officer Helen Buckley
Dean ‘Specs’ Redman