Kay returns to Wentworth and offers to sell drugs to the women; and a woman is brought in after being arrested for importing heroin.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Monday 29th September 23:45
DVD release: volume 9 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:15

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Linda ~ Elaine Cusick
Tracey ~ Sue Devine
Kay ~ Sandy Gore
Danny ~ Darren Sole
Sheila Hawkins ~ Myra de Groot
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Sister Franklin ~ Di Greentree
Male TV Newsreader (voiceover)
The background prisoner threatened by Bea, called Lisanne (?) by Bea and Adams by Vera

  • Written by George Mallaby
  • Directed by John McRae
  • Vera takes Kay to her cell and gives her five minutes to make her bed. Doreen and Lizzie compare the size of their bank balances. Margo holds onto Linda's "commission", as she's obviously not tough enough to be an effective bookie's runner and hasn't made very much. Vera comes back to check on Kay's hospital corners and makes her start all over again, but she is distracted by the sound of Bea threatening one of the background prisoners in the corridor outside for trying to bring drugs in. Vera drops a hint to Kay that she should spy on Bea and find out what's going on. Bea objects when Vera brings Kay to the laundry to work, but Vera assigns Doreen to look after her. Linda wants her money from Margo immediately as she's got a visitor and Bea makes Margo pay up. Linda's visitors are her son Danny and his aunt Sheila, who seems to be giving the kid a hard time: Linda passes Danny the money. Kay reports to Vera that she'd tried to provoke a fight with Bea and she'd backed off. Danny's aunt takes the money from him as soon as they are through the gates: he runs away from her. Doreen tells Bea she suspects that Kay is working as an informer for Vera. Margo refuses to take Kay's buyup in payment for a bet and demands cash instead. Danny's aunt finds him in her garage, where he has hidden something in a pile of boxes. Kay tries to provoke Bea by mentioning Debbie and drugs: on cue the TV news has a report of a woman arrested for smuggling heroin. Kay seems to have become suddenly very accident prone in the dining room and ends up with porridge all over her . Erica orders Kay to forget about the incident and tells her she will have to change her attitude or the same thing will happen again. When Kay returns to the laundry, no-one is speaking to her, so she approaches Phyllis later in the corridor and offers to get drugs for her. Bea overhears some of the conversation and reminds Phyllis that Kay has been sent to Coventry. Tracey Morris arrives at Wentworth on remand: she is the drug smuggler the women heard about on TV. When Erica warns her about Bea's attitude to drugs, she panics and tries to run out of Erica's office. Judy explains the reasons for Bea's anti-drugs stance to Tracey, who claims she thought she was bringing in gold and hasn't told the police about her boyfriend's involvement. Kay fakes stomach pains and is taken to the sister, where she helps herself to a few pills while the sister's back is turned. Erica advises Lizzie and Doreen against investing their money in buying a block of flats and suggests they see a stockbroker about buying shares. Kay offers the pills to Mouse. Tracey announces her innocence in the rec room to general disbelief, though Judy stands up for her. Danny finds his aunt has taken his tin and all the money he's saved. Bea helps Mouse out when she is found drugged to the eyeballs and discovers that it was Kay who sold her the drugs. Bea takes Mouse back to the rec room and tells Tracey to watch carefully as she's about to see how drug dealers are dealt with. Bea goes to Kay's cell and turns it over. Kay plays the innocent and offers to help her look for whatever she's trying to find, so Bea turns to face her preparing to give her a bashing.


    Once again, Channel 5 cut the Tuesday episode at the last minute as the UEFA Cup match went into extra time...

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