Kevin discovers he is not the father of Doreen's baby and insists she charge Vince with rape. Kay continues her involvement with gambling and the prisoners boycott Agnes.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) Monday 22nd September 23:45
DVD release: volume 9 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:13

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Kay ~ Sandy Gore
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Agnes ~ Lois Ramsay
Kevin ~ Ian Gilmour
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Mr Spenser ~ Brian Moll
Sgt. Henessey ~ Marni Randall

  • Written by Margaret McClusky
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Mail call includes letters for "Stokes" and "Nagle" (who does not seem to be the same actress as she was during the factory project).

    Judy definitely says "sisters" even though later she only seems to have one.

    Kevin thinks he is the father of Doreen's baby and is delighted with the news. Meanwhile Bea is advising Doreen to go to Erica if Agnes won't help her arrange the abortion. Erica asks Agnes why she's allowed Doreen a second visit from Kevin and tries to push her into coming up with some ideas to justify her salary. Kevin meets Doreen in the garden: though she hedges at first, she eventually admits that Kevin is not the father of her baby and tells Kevin and Meg that Vince raped her. Kevin insists that she must report it to the police. Kay places a bet with Margo using some money she'd hidden away for emergencies. Doreen tells Bea that Agnes had passed on information about her pregnancy, and Bea approves of Kevin's decision to go the police. Erica has to calm Kevin down, and later at dinner with Meg she admits that she feels personally responsible for Doreen's plight. Kay's solicitor advises her to co-operate with Dr Weissman and make an attempt to give up gambling: Kay pretends she already has. Bea tells the women to boycott Agnes and go direct to Erica will all their problems. Margo gives Kay her winnings but deducts what Kay still owes her from the factory. Doreen is interviewed by a policewoman, who decides that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute Vince. Agnes refuses to let Dr Weissman use her room to interview Kay, as she thinks psychiatrists are a waste of time, so he is forced to see her in the interview room. Agnes fails to turn up for a classification meeting, even though Erica had reminded her of it earlier: both Meg and Vera say they think Agnes should be retired. Judy tells Doreen she thinks Kevin is going to the police only because he wants revenge, not out of concern for her. Vera finds Kay giving Margo a shaking after she loses her last cent. Erica goes to see Ted Douglas to ask for a replacement for Agnes: he asks her opinion of Jim as a potential Governor, and she lets him know she has some reservations. Both Lizzie and Judy ask to see Erica rather than Agnes. Jim goes to warn Agnes of the bad feeling against her from both staff and inmates, and finds her spreading her clutter into the corridor outside her office. Lizzie is told there have been complications with Josie's operation and she will have to stay in hospital a while longer. Judy gets a letter about her father's will: he has left her everything but her sisters are contesting it. Margo provokes Kay into attacking her by calling her a loser: Vera bundles Kay off to see the Governor, but Erica is willing to give her another chance when Kay says she has been set up. Kevin visits Doreen and tells her that he'll go to the factory and tell everyone about Vince. Doreen explains that she had sex with Vince twice and the second time she wasn't really raped.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alistair Sharp
    Script Editors: Ian Smith