Bea is taken to the prison hospital. And David starts an intensive course to teach Georgie to read and write.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 10 January 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 12 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:20

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
Wayne ~ Vince Gil
David ~ Serge Lazareff
Georgie ~ Tracey Mann
Jeannie Baxter ~ Leila Hayes
Bazza ~ Tim Hughes
Mrs Mitchell ~ Beverley Dunn
Mrs Dyson ~ Hannah Govan
Police Patrolman ~ Selwyn Crockett
Hazel Kent ~ Belinda Davey
Paymaster ~ Noel Mitchell
Neighbour ~ Jack Perry
Sister Johnston ~ Gael Andrews

  • Written by Bryon Williams
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Meg is also injured and the women are locked in the dining room: Judy asks for the gate to be opened so that Bea can get medical attention. Erica wants Bea taken to hospital for X-rays. The women are locked in their cells, and Judy says she won't take any blame for the incident. Bea now has a nasty abrasion on her left temple (which wasn't there at the end of the previous episode!) and Sister Johnston wants her transferred to hospital, but the Department won't give permission for Bea to be moved in view of her past record of escapes. Bea comes round and refuses to go to hospital anyway, so Erica insists that she signs a statement that she has refused medical treatment. Meg finds out that the cleaner's job is still available. Jim suggests that Bea doesn't want to leave Wentworth in case anyone takes over while she's away. Wayne tells Margo the details of the payroll job. Erica addresses the women in the rec room and tells them they have all lost buyup for two weeks and a fine will be deducted from all their wages. Judy apologises to Erica and Meg for the trouble the violence caused: Georgie is contemptuous and says she wouldn't have apologised, as she isn't sorry for what happened. Margo suggests that to divert suspicion they should carry on working after the payroll job, but Wayne doesn't look convinced. Bea is returned to her cell, still looking groggy, and realises that she was wrong about Judy and that they will share their buyup after all. Meg calls on Margo but no-one is home: a neighbour tells her they've gone out in the car. Jeannie tells Doreen she now regrets the childhood Georgie had to put up with. Bea has breathing difficulties from a nightmare about being back in the tunnel. Doreen tries to make up with Georgie and asks her to forgive her mother but Georgie refuses. Jeannie thanks Doreen for trying to help them get back together. Bea is about to make peace with Judy, but collapses in a faint and is taken to hospital. Margo and Wayne observe the woman delivering cash to the bank: Margo notices that the case is handcuffed to her wrist and says they will need bolt cutters. David starts to give classes for Georgie on her own. When Jeannie is released, Georgie asks David to get permission for them to say goodbye to each other. The payroll job goes ahead, but the woman accompanying the paymaster seems to have studied martial arts and fights back. Margo has to step in and knock out the paymaster and bundle him into the car. The bolt cutters have been left behind at the scene, so they have to force him to tell them where his keys are. After they leave him behind at the roadside they are involved in a car chase with the police and are forced to take shelter in the nearest shop - a haberdashery run by two old women . Bazza fires at the police to make them keep their heads down. The briefcase is booby trapped and sprays green dye all over Wayne and the money. There is much less in the case than they expected anyway, and Mrs Mitchell points out that the boot makers are on strike, so no wages will be being paid. Wayne shouts to the police that they are holding the old ladies hostage, and Bazza collects more guns and ammunition from the car.


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