The women and Jim accuse David. Newcomer Sandra is actually a journalist who has had herself sentenced in order to do a story on Wentworth.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Monday 15 December 1997 23:45
DVD release: volume 11 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:10

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Sid ~ Edward Hepple
David ~ Serge Lazareff
Sandra ~ Candy Raymond
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Julie ~ Christine Jack
Gary (Sandra's "boyfriend")

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Doreen tries to take the blame as Jim returns her to her cell, but he obviously doesn't believe her. Bea and Lizzie are both in favour of letting David take the blame. Next morning, Jim reports what he saw to Erica, and says he doesn't think Doreen should be held entirely responsible. Erica orders David that he can no longer speak to Doreen if she's on her own, and suggests that he tries to interest more women in his classes. Bea tells Doreen not to waste time mooning over David, as she'll never get anywhere. Sid asks to drive Meg and Lizzie to hospital, but Meg agrees only if he will keep it quiet. Vera accuses David of seducing Doreen, and her tone carries more than a hint of the spite she feels because it wasn't her. Bea snaps and tells Doreen she's had enough of her always going on about David. David starts to approach the women individually about his classes, but Hazel tells him she isn't much interested after her bad experiences at school. David and Doreen sort out their differences but when David comes to the laundry to announce his new course in "modern living", Bea has a hard time convincing Doreen that he didn't come to laundry just as an excuse to see her. Lizzie tells Sid about her husband "Blossom" (a nickname obviously, though not much preferable to his real name, Tennyson). Sid offers to let Lizzie live in his house when she's released in about a year. Vera brings a new prisoner into the rec room: Sandra Hamilton, who is on a three week sentence for driving without a licence. Sandra recognises Judy from her TV appearance. In the shower block next morning, Sandra starts asking Doreen and Judy a lot of questions and Bea has to warn her about respecting other people's privacy. Doreen tells Sandra about David's classes so she will have someone else to go with, and when she mentions wanting to give David a present, Sandra offers to get her boyfriend to smuggle something in. David tries to soft soap Vera to get another staff member on his side. Sandra and her "boyfriend" have a conversation in code: he slips a ring off his finger and gives it to her in response to a particularly pointed hint. Bea tries to get Judy not to blame herself, but Bea eventually realises that Judy's experiences in the massage parlour have affected her more deeply than she's willing to admit. Judy says that Jock will probably be in isolation at Pentridge, so he won't even be having a particularly hard time. Doreen gives David the ring passed on to her by Sandra, but he refuses to accept it. Bea is suspicious that Sandra knows far too much for a first time prisoner. Lizzie suggests that Doreen gives David a more personal gift, like a pair of socks she's knitted herself. Sandra tries to probe Judy further and when Judy walks away she latches onto Doreen asking more questions and wanting to know more about the escape. Bea suspicions harden, and she declares that Sandra must be a police informer.


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