Late last year it was reported that pay-TV channel 111Hits was planning to start a late-night re-run of classic Aussie soap Prisoner from Australia Day this year.
The channel seemingly had a change of heart, withdrawing the announcement soon after it was made, but have now set a new date and timeslot for screening the series that originally ran from 1979 to 1986 and to this day continues to command a popular following both in Australia and overseas.
Prisoner is now set to appear on 111Hits weeknights from Monday 7 March – starting at episode one – at the earlier timeslot of 6.30pm, putting it up against free-to-air contemporary dramas Neighbours and Home And Away.
The gritty backdrop of Wentworth Detention Centre will obviously present viewers with a more grown-up drama alternative in the early evening as opposed to the goings on around Summer Bay or Ramsay Street. Pay-TV channels are not bound by the same classification restrictions that free-to-air channels are subjected to.
111Hits also has a “+2” channel, so Prisoner will therefore get another run each weeknight at 8.30pm.
111Hits is available on Foxtel and Austar.
Source: TV Tonight