Lizzie regains some of her old fight, Erica goes on TV to refute Judy's claims, and David Andrews arrives to start the new Education Centre in the prison library.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 09 December 1997 23:35
DVD release: volume 11 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:48:09

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Jock ~ Tommy Dysart
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Sid ~ Edward Hepple
David ~ Serge Lazareff
Hopkins ~ Peter Flett
Doris ~ Valma Pratt
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Bruised prostitute
Ugly old man (Judy's first customer)

Is the statuette in this shot a pair with the one that Ettie gave to the women (it isn't exactly the same)

  • Written by Denise Morgan
  • Directed by Mike Murphy
  • Someone from the props department has given Helen the taste of an old queen - note the photos of Marilyn and Bette .

    Graeme Hopkins arrives at Wentworth threatening to expose the contents of Judy's tape if Erica won't agree to grant him an interview. Helen Smart comes home to find Judy waiting for her: after a bit of persuasion (and a wad of banknotes to cover her lost "business") she agrees to let Judy stay for a while, but she is slightly worried when Judy vows that she intends to avenge herself on Gillespie and Jock Stewart. Erica warns Graeme Hopkins that his campaign to free Lizzie could kill her, but she agrees to let him talk to her so she can hear it in Lizzie's own words. At first, Lizzie says she does want to get out of prison, but when Hopkins tells her he can't help her get a visa, she turns on him and says she doesn't want his help. Helen is sceptical about Judy's enthusiasm when she finds out her tape is to be shown on TV after all, saying the police won't act on the word of a criminal alone. Bea overhears Meg and Vera discussing the TV broadcast and Erica's interview, and cooks up a little diversion so she can talk to Sid. She tells him she can make it up to Lizzie by fixing it so the TV doesn't get taken away. Sid pretends he can't fix the TV, so it is left where it is, but Doreen has the valve which will make it work again. Only extracts from Judy's tape are shown on Graeme Hopkins' programme and the names of Gillespie and Jock Stewart are bleeped out: Erica is able to answer Judy's accusations by pointing out that Gillespie has left, the security has been tightened and that Sharon's inquest returned a verdict of accidental death. Judy is angry at the betrayal and demands that Helen traces Jock Stewart for her and finds out which massage parlours he uses. Sid brings flowers for Lizzie and Vera lets him give them to her himself. His little speech of apology touches Lizzie and she admits she hasn't had a gentleman bring her flowers for over 30 years. Helen tells Judy that Jock Stewart has been seen as a customer at Doris' massage parlour, and has to give Judy a quick lesson in deportment and a few tips on how to satisfy a man. Lizzie apologises to Vera, but Vera warns her she will have to tell her family the reason she can't visit them. The new teacher, David Andrews arrives for his first day at work, and of course Vera offers her customary words of encouragement to any newcomer. Judy tells Helen she's a virgin, but even so she manages to put up a good enough front for Doris to agree to give her a trial in the massage parlour. David Andrews finds the women's attention drifting when he describes the aims of the education project. Lizzie writes a letter to Ellen and Josie to tell them she's unlikely to see them again. Judy just misses Jock Stewart at the massage parlour, and the girl he's been with looks as if he's beaten her up. Bea gives David Andrews a rough ride for his condescending attitude to the women, though it hasn't escaped Lizzie's attention that Doreen at least seems very taken with the new teacher, and Doreen and Lizzie tease each other about their new "boyfriends". Doris sends in Judy for her next customer: she sees he is Jock Stewart and pulls a knife ready to stab him in the back. He easily overpowers her and holds her the knife to her throat .


    Script Editor: Patrick Amer
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alastair Sharp