Bea is released.

First broadcast ... 1979 (Melbourne)
ITV broadcasts: Yorkshire Mon 11 Aug 1986 23:00 ; TVS/Channel Thu 26 Mar 1987 22:30 ; Central Sat 12 Sep 1987 1:05 (Sun) ; other regions
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 06 June 1997 Fri 4:40 a.m.
DVD release: volume 4 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:44:23

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Greg ~ Barry Quin
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Karen ~ Peita Toppano
Angela Jeffries ~ Jeanie Drynan
Antonia McNally ~ Pat Bishop
Terry Mansini ~ Burt Cooper
Mum ~ Mary Ward
Judith-Anne ~ Kim Deacon
Martha ~ Kate Jason
Glenys Buchanan ~ Roz French
Hit Man - Rory ~ Gene Van Dam
Hit Man - Brian ~ Marcel Cugola
Estate Agent ~ Bruce Clarkson
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Tina Britten ~ Joan Brockenshire
Male Guard ~ Brad Lindsay
Officer Owen ~ Kate Fell
Officer Williams ~ Anne Sutherland
Jules ~ Morris Shoueka
Martha ~ Kate Jason

  • Written by Ian Bradley & Anne Lucas
  • Directed by Marcus Cole
  • This is supposed to be the exterior to Angela's appartment.

    Karen suspects that it is Meg who is influencing Greg to stay away from Wentworth. Meanwhile, Greg is proving her wrong and visiting Erica to tell her he's prepared to return to work at the prison for two days a week. Lizzie warns Doreen not to get too chummy with Toni, as Bea will be out of solitary soon. Vera lets Bea out of solitary and warns her there have been a few changes while she's been away. Greg phones Karen using the number Angela gave him, but Karen hangs up on him. Vera takes Bea from the Governor's office straight to the laundry and introduces her to Toni. Everyone is surprised when Bea appears to defer to Toni and makes no attempt to take over again. Angela and Karen inspect possible premises for the halfway house. Toni is displeased by her solicitor's news that Sean wants to deal with Glenys by buying her off: she says she wants her killed. Bea begins to show annoyance when Toni treats Doreen like her servant. Angela is inspired by a remark of Karen's to try to get Erica to be on the committee for the halfway house. Erica interviews Doreen about her forthcoming parole: she admits there is nowhere for her to go when she is released. Karen rings Greg up to apologise and they agree on a dinner date. Meg visits Mum and a heavily pregnant Judith-Anne, and finds that Mum's health is deteriorating. She suggests that Mum should visit Greg's surgery. Mr Douglas arrives at Wentworth in a chauffeur driven limousine : ironically the Head of Department seems to be the only person ever to observe the "PLEASE RING AND WAIT" sign . Erica explains her reasons for resigning with reference to the favours given to Toni McNally. Greg and Karen go for dinner ina an expensive restaurant. Erica tells Meg later that she's agreed to take three weeks' leave to reconsider her decision to resign. Meg is surprised to learn from Erica that Greg has returned to work at Wentworth. Greg tries to hint to Karen that she shouldn't get too dependant on Angela, but can't tell her the reason for his concern. Toni makes peace with Bea and clinches her argument by pointing out how much it would irritate Vera to have them working together. When karen reports greg's comments, Angela's friend Tina is about to spill the beans about Angela's sexuality but Angela stops her and tells Karen herself that she's "a homosexual... a lesbian, if you like". Doreen and Martha are both as annoyed as Vera was supposed to be that Toni and Bea seem to be working together. Meg greets Greg frostily when she bumps into him in the corridor at Wentworth and bitterly asks him how Karen is. Glenys at last notices she's being followed and tries to sneak down the back stairs but just ends up walking straight into the arms of the two men following her , who have now had their instructions. Mum arrives home coughing and spluttering with a huge bag of shopping after working overtime to provide for Judith-Anne and the baby. The two hit men drive Glenys to a wood at night - presumably at least six hours drive away from the previous scene which took place in broad daylight - and drag her to the spot where her grave has already been dug...


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington; Margaret McClusky
    Script Editor: Anne Lucas

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 11 Aug 1986 23.00; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Sun 13 Sep 1987 01.05; Thames Fri 09 Sep 1988 00.15; STV Mon 28 Nov 1988 23.05; Anglia ... ; Granada Mon 22 Aug 1988 23.40; Tyne Tees Thu 14 Sep 1989 23.05; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...