Mann, who for year had resisted reunions, said she is still recognised by fans.
“I love it when they come up to me and say, ‘Where’s your teddy bear, Doreen?'” she said.
“And I say, ‘Guess what, you’re not the first person to ever have said that’ and they’re so disappointed.”
Fiona Spence, who played Vera Bennett admitted she didn’t mind her ‘Vinegar Tits’ nickname.
“I read the script and I knew it was going to happen, so it never worried me. Back then all the young ones were a little bit coy about saying it. They used to laugh and giggle and were really quite shy. It didn’t bother me. I thought it was a good nickname,” she said.
Judith McGrath conceded that she got a shock when she learned of Colleen Powell’s ‘Po-Face’ nickname.
“Especially when I was looking at a script going, ‘What the shit is this?'”
Prisoner‘s run from 1979 to 1986 is still one of the country’s most beloved soaps, inspiring several international spin-offs and serving as a springboard for a string of Australian actresses.
111HITS will replay all 692 episodes beginning with Episode #1 from 6:30pm Monday.