First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 07 August 1997 Thu 11:25 p.m.
DVD release: volume 8 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:14

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Sharon ~ Margot Knight
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Kerry ~ Penny Downie
Caroline ~ Rosalind Speirs
Vivienne ~ Bernadette Gibson
Ken ~ Tom Oliver
Capt Barton ~ Paul Young
Jock Stewart ~ Tommy Dysart
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Judge ~ Jeffrey Booth
Crown Prosecutor ~ Peter Stratford
David Austin ~ Rod Mullinar
Charles Baldwin ~ Michael Duffield
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
John Smythe (the man talking about art to Kerry's agent) ~ Bruce Kerr

  • Written by Bryon Williams & Chris Milne
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Kerry's new painting includes figures from Wentworth, including Lizzie on the left and Bea at the back. The figure on the right is clearly meant to be Jim, which is slightly odd as Kerry can never have seen him - he only returned to work briefly in (113) and was sent straight home again.

    Lizzie tries to get Bea to back off from taking action against Kerry for lagging. Kerry finds she is snubbed at breakfast and the women overhear Vera promise to get paints for her. Erica volunteers to do the late shift herself due to the staff shortage. Bea confronts Kerry with her suspicions about how chummy she is with Vera and warns Kerry she'll be watching her. The replacement officer, Jock Stewart, reports for duty next morning and is welcomed by Erica before she goes home to sleep. Vivienne and Caroline go to court for their trial. Mouse asks Lizzie for her home brew recipe for the women in D block, and after giving a brief sermon on the evils of drink, Lizzie agrees (with the promise of a taste of the finished product). Kerry tells Vera to get out of her cell with the excuse that she can't work when she's being watched. At mealtime, Kerry does a quick drawing of Bea and gives it to her to assure her that she isn't a lagger. Jock overhears the women discussing the grog and where it is hidden. Bea warns them to keep quiet as they are just passing Kerry's cell, which is where Jock is hiding. Vivienne and Caroline are both given a bond, of three and five years respectively. Mouse announces that the women of D block have been caught and Bea jumps to the conclusion that Kerry has lagged on them. Caroline calls in at Jim's house to say goodbye to him: they agree they will both need time to recover after their recent experiences. David delivers a special lamp that Kerry requested and insists on seeing her: Meg volunteers to supervise his visit as official visiting hours are over. When Kerry returns to her cell, she finds the painting she's been working on has been ruined . Vera finds her working late on a new painting and Kerry tells her she destroyed the other one herself because she wasn't satisfied with it. Kerry assumes that Bea was responsible for destroying her painting and calls her gutless for not facing up to her in person, but Bea tells her she's no idea what she's talking about. Doreen is called to Erica's office to be told that her mother's will has been proved and she now owns the house. Kerry's agent has "forgotten" to bring a dress for her to wear to the exhibition, so after a bit of buttering up, Vera lets her go in prison uniform on the condition that she changes before the exhibition. Erica offers Vera a spare ticket to the exhibition. David realises the potential news value of a prisoner artist and engineers it so Kerry is seen at the exhibition in prison costume. Sharon admits to Bea that she destroyed Kerry's painting, because she couldn't wait any longer for Bea to do something about her. Judy has changed her mind about Captain Barton, and admits she's happy to see him when he comes to visit her in hospital. Erica is annoyed with Vera when she sees Kerry at the exhibition still wearing her prison dungarees. Meanwhile, David is manipulating the press even further by telling a reporter that a prison officer has extorted a painting from Kerry in return for providing artists' materials. Vera overhears the conversation and realises she might be in trouble.


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

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 11 Jul 1988 23.35; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Mon 18 Jan 1988 23.05; Thames Thu 16 Nov 1989 23.40; STV Fri 04 Aug 1989 23.05; Anglia ... ; Granada Sun 05 Feb 1989 23.30; Tyne Tees Thu 22 Nov 90 23.10; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...