Glenys is threatened.

First broadcast ... 1979 (Melbourne)
ITV broadcasts: Yorkshire Mon 1 Sep 1986 23:05 ; TVS/Channel Thu 2 Apr 1987 22:30 ; Central Sun 13 Sep 1987 0:00 (Mon) ; other regions
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 07 June 1997 Sat 4:40 a.m.
DVD release: volume 4 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:00

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Greg ~ Barry Quin
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Karen ~ Peita Toppano
Antonia McNally ~ Pat Bishop
Angela Jeffries ~ Jeanie Drynan
Glenys Buchanan ~ Roz French
Judith-Anne ~ Kim Deacon
Martha ~ Kate Jason
Terry Mansini ~ Burt Cooper
Mum ~ Mary Ward
Hit Man - Rory ~ Gene Van Dam
Hit Man - Brian ~ Marcel Cugola
Detective (1) ~ Kevin Summers
Detective (2) ~ Bob Ruggiero
Officer Morgan ~ Betty Hargrave

  • Written by Margaret McClusky
  • Directed by Marcus Cole
  • Meg should have keep this scarf hidden rather than displaying it so blatantly on her lapel.

    ... but she knees one of the hit men in the balls and runs away. Bea wonders aloud to Toni why she killed Jacqui Coulson herself when she could have just got someone to do it for her. This moment of female bonding is interrupted by Vera who sarcastically enquires "Pyjama parties now, Smith?" After apparently wandering through the woods all night and somehow undoing the tape over her mouth while her hands are still tied , Glenys stumbles upon a road and is saved by a female driver passing by (en route to a casting session for a soft porn movie it seems). Angela invites Erica to a meeting about the halfway house project, and then drops in at the surgery to persuade Greg to attend also by pointing out that Karen would be involved and thereby would become independant of Angela herself. After a visit at the prison from Judith-Anne, Meg asks Greg to visit Mum. Her invitation to dinner falls on stony ground and he mumbles that he's "already committed". Toni finds out about Glenys' escape from her solicitor. A casual remark from Martha about "stronger smokes" alerts Bea to Toni's drug peddling: she drags Doreen out of the laundry to find out all the details and gives her a smack in the face for going along with it. Bea warns Toni at lunch that she could easily have Martha framed and sent to solitary. Greg tells Erica that Doreen had been to see him after an apparent bashing and advises her that she should only support Doreen's parole application if would get support on the outside, as he suspects she is showing signs of schizophrenia. Doreen lets slip in an interview with Erica that it was Bea who hit her, but she appeals to Erica saying that she wants to be released. Despite being guarded by the same pair of incompetent detectives in a hotel room, Glenys gets a threatening note in her meal . Karen makes Erica and Greg uncomfortable at the meeting about the halfway house and is told off afterwards by Angela for being childish and putting her own feelings before the interests of the halfway house. Greg tells Meg about Angela's lesbianism to justify his reaction to the meeting. Meg decides that Greg must sort out his feelings for Karen before she will go out with him again. Greg visits Mum and advises her that she has a chest infection, her blood pressure is very low and she needs rest. Doreen has a surprise visitor called "Patrick", but when she reports back it was only another coded message for Toni. Greg asks Karen to move in with Mum to look after her, but she takes the huff and assumes his main concern is to get her away from Angela. Greg's concern proves well-founded when Mum arrives home in distress, gropes in her handbag for her medicine and collapses.


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

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 01 Sep 1986 23.15; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Mon 14 Sep 1987 00.00; Thames Thu 15 Sep 1988 23.35; STV Mon 12 Dec 1988 23.35; Anglia ... ; Granada Thu 25 Aug 1988 23.05; Tyne Tees Thu 21 Sep 1989 23.05; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...