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  • 1995
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (207)

Correlli was a critically acclaimed Australian television drama series that aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in 1995. The show was created by Denise Morgan and starred Deborra-Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman, and Sue Jones in lead roles. Set in a women's prison in Sydney, the show followed the story of psychologist Louisa Correlli (Furness) who is appointed as the new director of the facility, despite her lack of experience in managing a prison. Correlli's intelligence and determination quickly make her a formidable force in the prison, but her tendency to bend the rules and her unconventional methods of therapy often put her at odds with her superiors and the guards.

One of Correlli's patients is prison governor Mark "Bootsie" Bootman (Jackman), with whom she begins a tumultuous romance despite the ethical implications of their relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated as Correlli struggles to balance her professional responsibilities with her personal feelings for Bootsie.

Another prominent character in the show is corrections officer Karen Travers (Jones), who initially clashes with Correlli but eventually comes to rely on her as a confidante and ally in the prison. Travers has her own personal demons to deal with, including a strained relationship with her father and a difficult marriage.

Correlli addresses a variety of social issues such as mental health, addiction, corruption, and the Australian prison system's flaws, and the show's creators went to great lengths to ensure that the portrayal of these issues was realistic and respectful. The show was praised for its attention to detail and its nuanced exploration of difficult topics.

At the time of its release, Correlli was considered groundbreaking in its depiction of women in the criminal justice system and its portrayal of mental health and therapy. The show was also notable for launching the careers of its two lead actors, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman, who both went on to have remarkable careers in Hollywood.

Correlli was a critical success in Australia, receiving positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The show's production values were impressive, with a talented cast and crew bringing the world of the prison to life in a way that was both authentic and compelling.

In conclusion, Correlli was a groundbreaking and compelling television drama that addressed important social issues in a nuanced and respectful way. With its powerful performances, intricate plotlines, and attention to detail, the show remains a celebrated landmark in Australian television history.

Correlli is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on July 26, 1995.

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10. Rumours
September 27, 1995
Blackstream is a prison riddled with drugs, and a cloud of suspicion hangs over some of the officers. Sister Pat struggles with Harry, an old-timer in a fast-changing prison world, who carries a fatal secret. Against a backdrop of rumours and gossip, Louisa must confront her relationship with Jones, as emotions draw her into a dangerous struggle. At home she is faced with a family that is growing without her and she is caught between her devotion to her work, and her love of family.
9. Revelations
September 20, 1995
Sister Pat's emotions are in disarray when Margaret, her support of many years, decides to leave the order. Hodges leaves Blackstream and rejects Jones's support. Pat's reluctance to accept an attempted murderer's fundamentalism, and her inability to convince him to accept reality when his parole is rejected, lead to strong repercussions in the prison, including Jones's revelation of an innermost secret to Louisa.
An Early Release
8. An Early Release
September 13, 1995
Louisa faces a personal and professional crisis when she has to negotiate a meeting with Haines, a psychopathic sadist, and the parents of one of his victims. Louisa's fears lead her to contact Haines' unwitting partner, Norma, in an attempt to unlock the parents' pain.
Wishin' and Hopin'
7. Wishin' and Hopin'
September 6, 1995
Terri and Kim anxiously await the outcome of the court cases of their respective partners, Gazza and Rod, and make a pact to leave them if the sentence exceeds five years. Meanwhile, Louisa must confront her own problems when Sam admits he is still attracted to her. Some soul-searching only complicates her state of being, but she takes some heart when she realises that her efforts with Jones are working.
6. Spoons
August 30, 1995
Louisa and Sister Pat encourage three Aboriginals to form a band to keep them out of trouble. Louisa is also faced with the problem of dealing with a self-mutilator, known as "Spoons", whom she is trying to have transferred to a psychiatric facility. Unable to do so, she takes solace in her relationship with one of the Aboriginals. However, just as it is developing well, things go terribly wrong.
5. Lock-Down
August 23, 1995
After Redman's shooting, Buckley must regain her position of power in the face of isolation among her peers and the scorn of the prisoners. Meanwhile, Louisa's progress with Hodges is halted when a planned visit from his estranged sister is thwarted by industrial action, resulting in a lock-down of the prison. Jones's initial dislike of Hodges is changed by Hodges' emotional struggle.
4. Solitary
August 16, 1995
Officer Helen Buckley joins Blackstream Prison staff, and is unwittingly seduced by Specs Redman, a prisoner who has his own hidden agenda. After Redman lands in hospital, Buckley realises she has been taken for a ride, and must make a split-second decision. Meanwhile, Louisa's progress with Jones is interrupted when he attempts to take control of the relationship.
Shots in the Dark
3. Shots in the Dark
August 9, 1995
Louisa is confronted by the parallels of life and work when a prisoner, Brett Hodges, little older than her son, Anthony, arrives at the prison. Hodges' attitude problem and naivete make him vulnerable to the drug network. Thwarted in her attempts to help him, Louisa is alerted by Sister Pat to the realities of prison life, and this impacts on Louisa's personal life.
Roman Holiday
2. Roman Holiday
August 2, 1995
Louisa discovers the truth about Jones, but before she exposes him, she must establish why he chose the path of deceit. Concurrently, Louisa is drawn into the fantastic world of a prisoner, Alfredo, and his pain when Jean, his long-time visitor, dies in a car crash.
Rat Tamer
1. Rat Tamer
July 26, 1995
As the new prison psychologist, Louisa Correlli must find a way to help a long-serving prison officer, Costa, come to terms with the break-up of his marriage and the death of his best friend. Through all this, a newly-arrived prisoner, Kevin Jones, who appears to be suffering from brain damage, arouses her interest. Her expertise is tested to its limits, and the situation culminates when Costa loses control at the prison's family day, and Louisa begins to believe that Jones's condition may be a scam.
Where to Watch Correlli
Correlli is available for streaming on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Correlli on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    July 26, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (207)