Toni goes to hospital.

First broadcast ... 1979 (Melbourne)
ITV broadcasts: Yorkshire Mon 6 Oct 1986 23:00 ; TVS/Channel Thu 16 Apr 1987 23:00 ; Central Sat 19 Sep 1987 1:05 (Sun) ; other regions
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 10 June 1997 Tues 4:40 a.m.
DVD release: volume 4 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:44:39

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Greg ~ Barry Quin
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Karen ~ Peita Toppano
Antonia McNally ~ Pat Bishop
Angela Jeffries ~ Jeanie Drynan
Roslyn Coulson ~ Sigrid Thornton
Martha Eaves ~ Kate Jason
Mum ~ Mary Ward
Judith-Anne ~ Kim Deacon
Ron Watkins ~ Norman Kaye
Kathleen Leach ~ Penelope Stewart
Terry Mansini ~ Burt Cooper
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Officer Maguire ~ Jean Cain
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams

  • Written by Sheila Sibley
  • Directed by Leon Thau
  • When Dr Weissman enters reception he says hello to "Mrs Nichols, Miss Watson" meaning the receptionist (referred to as "Sally") and the officer present (who is the actress who usually plays Officer Barfield, and who is referred to as "Mary" by Meg).

    As she is taken away to hospital, Toni tells her solicitor to "get" Roslyn. Officer Maguire warns Jim that the women won't take kindly to having their TV taken away. Roslyn is inducted into Wentworth: as Meg takes her to her cell, Lizzie meets them and tactlessly mentions the bets the women have placed on the result of Toni's trial. Greg visits Mum in hospital: he tries to persuade her not to discharge herself, which she wants to do to look after Judith-Anne. Bea reads the news of Toni's shooting and Lizzie identifies the new prisoner as the woman who shot her. Meg tells the women they had better get used to Jim as Governor as Erica may not be coming back. Dr Weissman arrives to evaluate Ros's mental state, and tells Jim he believes her to be completely sane. Mum's son-in-law Ron tells her he will help her even though his wife disapproves. Meg and Greg visit Judith-Anne and recommend Karen as a live-in nurse for her (and ultimately for Mum). Meg warns Jim that trouble is brewing among the women, but his solution is to order the women to report for exercise at 6:30 the following morning. Martha comes to the door of solitary to threaten Ros. The women disobey Vera's orders at the exercise period, but by agreement with the others Bea is the only one to do whatever she says , so she cannot be blamed as the ringleader. Angela puts pressure on Karen when Ron comes to visit to ask for her help, making her agree to move in with Judith-Anne. Even though Meg warns that it may be difficult to protect Ros, Jim is opposed to moving Ros into a cell with Doreen (given her "tendencies") so she is moved to share with Bea and Phyllis (who is not there but in sickbay). Martha arrives to threaten Ros and doesn't seem to care that Meg is able to hear what she says. Angela tries to convince Karen that her feeling of gratitude for Angela's kindness is just that: it does not mean that Karen is in love with her. Bea takes Ros under her wing and introduces her to Lizzie and Doreen. Vera tries to ingratiate herself with Jim by inviting him to revise the rosters over dinner, but he tells her he's moved back to live with his family. Meg and Joyce discuss Union action against the compulsory overtime, then notice that Bea, Ros and Martha are missing from the rec room. They hear a scream and find Martha unconscious in a corridor. Bea and Ros are taken to see Jim, and he sends Bea to solitary. Ros doesn't make it any easier for Bea by protesting at the unfairness, when Bea was only trying to help her. Jim warns Ros she'd better get used to the way things are in prison, as she's likely to be inside for a while - Toni McNally has died in hospital.


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

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 06 Oct 1986 23.00; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Sun 20 Sep 1987 01.05; Thames Thu 29 Sep 1988 23.35; STV Mon 16 Jan 1989 23.35; Anglia ... ; Granada Tue 30 Aug 1988 00.00; Tyne Tees Thu 05 Oct 1989 23.05; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...