Jock blackmails Judy into working for him, but she tips off the police. Sid's friendship with Lizzie develops. The divorce papers depress Doreen and she looks to David for comfort.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 10 December 1997 23:40
DVD release: volume 11 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:43

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
Detective ~ Peter Aanensen
Policeman ~ Geoffrey Clendon
Cruiser ~ John McCallum-Howell
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Julie ~ Christine Jack
Customer (the unappealing specimen who takes his trousers off)

Another silent customer is an actor seen on other occasions as a detective

  • Written by Alistair Sharp
  • Directed by Mike Murphy
  • Jock tells Judy she's now going to work for him: he wants $300 every time he visits - if not, he'll bash her and turn both Judy and Helen over to the police. Doreen is noticeably more enthusiastic about the classes than the other women. After leaving the massage parlour after a hard night's work, Judy has to fend off a kerb crawler and ends up being chased by two patrolcar policemen. Helen suggests that Judy should go away somewhere quiet, but Judy says she wants to get Jock in her own way, no matter how many men she has to go with. Only Doreen turns up for David's classes. Jim tells Sid he ought to make a list of his tools so he knows if any of them go missing. Judy goes back to work at the massage parlour , and when Jock comes to collect his money he hits her across the face when she says she hasn't got it yet. He suggests that if business is slow she ought to offer something more than "a gentle rub-down". Judy gives Helen back $800 for her to start an account in Doreen's name: she says she won't be needing it as she intends to turn herself in. Helen is dismayed to see her pick up the phone, but Judy tells the police to follow Jock Stewart if they want to find her. Sid asks Meg if Lizzie can help him in the garden by telling him what had been planted there before. Jock tries to demand sex from Judy, and she attacks him just as the police burst in to arrest them both . Meg warns Sid that his gifts to Lizzie could get her into trouble. Doreen has her nose put out of joint by Phyllis' visit to the library to suggest some ideas for classes to David. Erica calls Doreen to her office to show her the papers for Kevin's application for divorce. Doreen refuses his solicitor's offer of maintenance. Judy is brought back to Wentworth, still in blue frock and full wig , giving Vera difficulty identifying her . David offers to help Doreen fill in the forms Erica has given her. Judy is so pleased with herself for fixing Jock Stewart that she brags about it to Erica, and tells her that her interview on TV was "whitewash". By the time she is back in the rec room, doubts have set in and she tells Bea that she regretted escaping, even though it meant she could fix Jock. Erica tells the officers to keep an eye on Judy. David decides to interview the women individually to find out what they want to study, and annoys Lizzie when he tells her she's being unrealistic to want to train as a lawyer. Judy suggests that the women would benefit from information about their rights on the outside after release. The women hear from a report on TV that Jock Stewart has been charged with living off immoral earnings and assaulting a police officer and his bail has been refused. Doreen volunteers to help David brighten up the library. While they are alone, she interrupts his reading from Shakespeare by throwing her arms around him and giving him a kiss . Unfortunately, Jim chooses exactly that moment to enter the library.


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