Vera returns to Wentworth; Julian, Jim and Erica campaign to get Jacki released and Tracey is moved to Barnhurst after she reveals Meg is to be her stepmother.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Monday 10th November 1997 23:45
DVD release: volume 10 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:44

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Tracey ~ Sue Devine
Bob ~ Anthony Hawkins
Sarah/Jacki ~ Diane Craig
Julian ~ Peter Stratford
Judge Cawthorn ~ Vic Gordon
Myra Desmond ~  Anne Phelan
Solicitor ~ Peter Curtin
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
Police Officer ~ Paul Trehair
Off. Carter ~ Dawn Klingberg
Secretary V/O ~ Barbara Ramsay

  • Written by George Mallaby
  • Directed by Rod Hardy & Juliana Focht
  • The police question Vera about the robbery but say they're unlikely to be able to help her. Tracey apologises to Meg and congratulates her on the wedding. Vera returns to work but Erica tells her she doesn't look well enough so Vera has to admit to the drink problem and beg to be allowed to stay at work. When Erica asks what has happened to upset her, she tells Erica about being robbed. Jacki isn't pleased with the newspaper article about her case. Vera catches Tracey in the laundry with an uncensored newspaper, but amazes the women by only telling Lizzie to return it to the staff room. Jim tells Erica about his unsuccessful visit to Julian and recommends they try the PRG and attend the meeting conveniently planned for that very evening. Meg asks for leave in four weeks, and Erica is a little dubious until she finds out about the wedding. Julian calls a friend who's a judge for help with Jacki's appeal. Jacki tells the women again that she's not interested in anyone helping her, and just wants to be left in peace to serve her sentence. Vera turns down Wendy's invitation to come out with a group of colleagues after work when she finds they're going to a pub: instead she goes home and pours her booze down the kitchen sink . Jim addresses the PRG meeting to get their support for Jacki: Myra Desmond proposes a poster campaign. Bea asks Meg why Tracey has been given extra cleaning duties by Vera and tries to help her by asking other women to volunteer to help. Next morning, Vera can't believe that Tracey has finished all the work single handed, but when Doreen admits that some of the other women helped, Vera goes straight to Erica and reports that Meg is giving Tracey special favours. Julian tells Jim not to waste his time with the PRG as his influential friends will do much more good. Jacki requests a phone call to ask Julian to give up trying to help her and finds out from him that Jim has been sticking his nose in too. Tracey is told she will probably be transferred to Barnhurst and she becomes annoyed that Meg is trying to part her from her father. Vera sees Tracey push Meg roughly against a security gate and tries to put Tracey in solitary but Meg overrules her and tells Vera to drop the matter or she will report Vera for being drunk on duty. Meg cannot persuade Erica to reverse her decision to transfer Tracey, who is taken to Barnhurst next morning. Julian gets a complaint from the secretary of the MP whose name is linked to Jacki in a newspaper article , so he goes to Wentworth and warns Jim to stop interfering.