Louisa threatens to disown Kevin if he insists on marrying Doreen.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 18 July 1997 Fri 11:25 p.m.
DVD release: volume 7 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:26

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Paul ~ George Mallaby
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Pat ~ Monica Maughan
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Sharon ~ Margot Knight
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Caroline ~ Rosalind Speirs
Vivienne ~ Bernadette Gibson
Kevin ~ Ian Gilmour
Tony ~ John Higginson
Louisa Burns ~ Babs Wheelton
Sally ~ Kate Turner
Mr Goodwin ~ Lloyd Cunnington
Shop Assistant ~ Jeffrey Hodgson
Mrs Seymour ~ Fay Mokotow
Policeman who comes to talk to Paul
The police patrolcar driver at the end of the episode also appears at the start of (101) where he gets his credit.

  • Written by Ian Bradley
  • Directed by Rod Hardy
  • In one scene in the laundry, Chrissie throws the dirty sheets over to "Mouse" - is this the first use of this name?

    Kevin defends Doreen against the inevitable onslaught of Louisa's prejudiced attitudes. Tony assures Paul that he can't be the father of Sally's child, and Paul agrees to let Sally stay the night. Judy insinuates that Caroline must have decided to stay inside to be closer to Jim, but when she sees that Caroline doesn't think the remark very funny, she takes it back and admits that they may both have made a bit of a mess of their lives. Louisa seeks Doreen out at the halfway house and tells her that if she marries Kevin, she will never see either of them ever again. Lizzie goes after Louisa with a pan to batter her, but her anger turns to regret and she tells Louisa about her own children who were taken away from her: the eldest of them would now be a woman of 50. Jim asks Paul to check on Vivienne. Vera takes Sharon to the VJ and on the way manages to manipulate her into believing that it was Judy who framed her. Kevin thanks Lizzie for setting his mother straight, but both of them are worried where Doreen has gone. In fact, she has gone to visit Bea. The VJ doesn't understand the Chrissie - Sharon - Judy situation until Erica explains it for him. When he knows that Judy supplied drugs to Sharon, he discounts Sharon's accusation that Judy planted drugs on her and sends her back to solitary for 7 days. Bea and Doreen talk over their problems. Paul calls at Vivienne's house and a neighbour says the police have also been round but no-one has seen Vivienne for days. Chrissie tries to make peace with Judy, and tells her she prefers men anyway. Judy asks what it's like in solitary and when Chrissie tells her it's OK so long as there is someone in the next cell to talk to, this seems to give Judy an idea. Caroline tells Paul she has no idea where her mother might have gone, and tells him where he can find a key to get into the house. Bea asks permission to leave the rec room and go back to her cell, but instead she goes to Judy's cell to put her straight about dealing drugs. What Judy says convinces her that they basically agree on that subject at least, and Bea even seems to recognise that Judy is acting out of love for Sharon. Paul is spurred on to visit Vivienne by a policeman calling at Wentworth to warn him he is in danger of having to forfeit the bail money if she is not traced soon. Bea tells Chrissie that she's come to an agreement with Judy and that part of the deal is that Chrissie stays away from Sharon. Lizzie and Doreen go out for a drink to celebrate Louisa's change of heart and get thoroughly plastered. Vera tells Judy that Sharon will be in solitary for at least a week if not much longer,and Judy asks to go to the rec room, where she walks up to Bea and punches her in the face to get into solitary . Paul lets himself into Vivienne's house and finds her unconscious beside an empty bottle of pills. Lizzie and Doreen run out of money so Lizzie decides to steal some booze to tide them over: she fakes an attack while Doreen puts a couple of bottles under her arms and walks out of the shop. Unfortunately, a police patrol car pulls up opposite her, and the driver knows who she is.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Margaret McClusky
    Script Editor: Ian Smith (96) Ian Smith & Patrick Amer (97)-(100)

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 22 Feb 1988 23.05; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Sun 13 Dec 1987 00.30; Thames Fri 11 Aug 1989 00.40; STV Fri 16 Jun 1989 23.20; Anglia ... ; Granada Thu 01 Dec 1988 22.35; Tyne Tees Thu 09 Aug 90 23.05; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...