Leila calls the police about the brick through the window, and Jim comes under suspicion.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 30 July 1997 Wed 11:30 p.m.
DVD release: volume 7 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:36

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
Sharon ~ Margot Knight
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Caroline ~ Rosalind Speirs
Leila ~ Penny Ramsay
Geoff ~ Ray Meagher
Michael ~ Peter Ford
Greg ~ Barry Quin
Ken Pearce ~ Tom Oliver
Debbie Pearce ~ Dina Mann
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Mouse ~ Jentah Sneddan
Officer Phillip ~ Lise Rodgers
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
Two uniformed police
Halfway house resident (Betty Doran?)

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by Rod Hardy
  • Leila tells the police of her suspicion that Geoff is behind the terror campaign against her. Judy insists on returning to work and refuses to see a doctor, so Erica makes her sign an indemnity stating that she has refused treatment and orders her not to leave her cell during work periods. When the police visit Jim, they at first think he might have been responsible for throwing the brick, but they also ask him about Geoff - Jim tells them he has no idea where Geoff is. Meg says that it couldn't have been Geoff Butler as she and Greg saw him in a bar at the time the attack occurred. Ken wants the drama group to rehearse "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (no shortage of likely candidates for the part of Bottom). Erica is a little dubious that he will be able to enthuse the women with Shakespeare. Leila comes to see Jim at work, much to his displeasure, and he tells her that Geoff has an alibi for last night. She suggests it could have been Caroline's husband instead. Erica has to reprimand Jim for overreacting when he brings Doreen in front of her for a remark she made about the police catching up with him. Leila arrives home to find HELLO LEILA spray painted on her lounge doors in red . Lizzie overhears Judy and Sharon arguing and cooks up a plan to convince Judy to go ahead with the tests. Michael Simpson is annoyed with Geoff for forcing him to throw the brick through Leila's window, but Geoff insists he needed to establish an alibi as he'd be the main suspect. During the play reading, Lizzie fakes a heart attack in front of Judy in the rec room. Caroline locks herself out of the halfway house investigating a noise outside and has to knock on the door to be let back in, but she doesn't see Geoff skulking in the garden. When Greg comes to see Pat, Jim asks him to have a word with Lizzie to see if she is faking or not. Greg gives Lizzie an hour for her scheme to work before he tells Erica she isn't really sick. Caroline tells Jim about the prowler in the garden, and they both agree it must have been Michael. After talking to Greg, Judy changes her mind in time and decides to go for the tests. Bea is outraged that Lizzie has put them through the worry for the sake of "that fat cow". Greg fails to raise Pat's spirits about her appeal and she still feels she has no chance. Jim decides to phone Michael Simpson to tell him to back off and threatens to come round and "give him a lesson in unarmed combat". Geoff suggests to Michael that they should plant drugs on Jim and report him to the police. Vera begins to suspect that something is going on between Bea and Ken. However, Bea is about to see something she doesn't like: Ken is met at the prison gates by a young blonde . Michael agrees to deliver the parcel supposedly containing drugs to Jim's hotel, but he doesn't know that Geoff is building a bomb in a cigar box to go inside the parcel .


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Margaret McClusky
    Script Editors: Patrick Amer

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 16 May 1988 23.05; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Tue 05 Jan 1988 00.15; Thames Fri 06 Oct 1989 00.30; STV Fri 14 Jul 1989 23.35; Anglia ... ; Granada Mon 09 Jan 1989 00.00; Tyne Tees Thu 04 Oct 90 23.10; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...