Written by Ashley Davies

Arts

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Prison dramas and bingo – come on, we’ve all been waiting for this one. Ashley Davies and Louise Boulter ask how many typical women’s prison characters are on your card?

Berta Vázquez as Curly and Maggie Civantos as Macarena in Locked Up. Photo: Channel 4/Global Series.

Berta Vázquez as Curly and Maggie Civantos as Macarena in Locked Up. Photo: Channel 4/Global Series.

Orange is the New Black, Bad Girls, Prisoner: Cell Block H, Wentworth – it seems the viewing public can’t get enough of dramas set in women’s prisons. Available as a box set on 4OD’s Walter Presents, Locked Up (Vis a Vis)  is a Spanish thriller about a woman sent to prison after being set up to take the blame for corporate fraud.

Though all these productions have an unmistakable individual allure, it’s hard not to get a sense of deja vu when it comes to certain ‘types’ appearing again and again.

We’ve put together a handy women’s prison drama bingo card to accompany your viewing. Now go ask the commissary for a marker pen and keep your hands where we can see them.

Click on the bingo card images to open at full size for printing:

Prison drama bingo 1
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Written by Ashley Davies

Ashley Davies is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor and the human behind animal satire website thelabreport.co.uk.