Margo's terror campaign continues, while the police find the van they believe Bea used for an escape.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 01 February 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 13 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:45:26

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Mum ~ Mary Ward
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Terry ~ Brian Hannan
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Lady Driver ~ Elizabeth Stevenson
Lady Resident ~ Gae Anderson
Baby Sitter ~ Shaaron Smith
Old Man ~ Bill Bennett
Insp. Bridges ~ Patrick Frost
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
Policeman ~ Paul Trahair

  • Written by John Harper
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Bea gives her address to the woman who gives her a lift "76 Watt Street, Surreyhills (?)"

    The driver of the police van is dead and the officer unconscious. A very disoriented Bea stumbles out of the van and walks away. Lizzie brings Judy breakfast in solitary and tells her Margo has taken over. A friendly driver discovers Bea by the side of the road. Bea can't remember where she is or how she got there but she must get home to her daughter, Debbie. The lady gives her a lift. Erica releases Judy from solitary and asks her to head the Prisoner's Needs Committee. When Judy learns that Bea is coming back she agrees to help all she can. Bev and Lil tear up Doreen's cell. Doreen agrees to give Margo her buy-up and place bets with her. Bea arrives at her house but finds it occupied by strangers. Judy comes into the rec room and announces Bea's imminent return. Margo tells everyone not to get too happy - the Big Red's not back on top yet. While wandering about the streets, Bea remembers an apartment number - #5. Erica is concerned that Bea has not yet returned and informs the police. After getting directions from a helpful police officer , Bea finds the apartment, but Mum has moved. The occupant gives her Lorraine's address. At Lorraine's, Bea finds that Mum has moved yet again. She is given Mum's new address by the babysitter. Bea at last finds Mum. Mum puts Bea to bed. The police tell Erica that the van officer is in a coma and that they believe Bea caused the accident in order to escape. In the laundry, Lizzie sings a song about Bea's return to annoy Margo. They hear a radio report about Bea's escape. Margo tells Lizzie to sing about that. Mum realizes that Bea is disoriented and finds a crack on her head . Erica informs the staff that they are to have a new senior officer, Terry Harrison. Jim knows him from Pentridge. Vera is not pleased that there is to be another male officer. Judy arranges to have Margo's cell stocked with buy-up goods. The police arrive at Mum's, she denies having seen Bea. Terry arrives at Wentworth. Jim is happy to see him, Vera is not. Mum tells Bea that she is an escaped prisoner. She drops names like Doreen and Franky, but they mean nothing to Bea who merely becomes hysterical. Judy and Doreen let Terry overhear them talk about hidden weapons in the cells. Terry realizes it is intentional, but Vera advises him to order a cell search anyhow. Mum tells Bea that Debbie is dead. Bea breaks down. The contraband has been removed from Margo's cell and is discovered in Judy and Doreen's. Mum goes to the police station, but changes her mind. She goes instead to see Meg. She tells Meg that Bea is at her house.

    This episode summary was written by Matthew Bubb.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alastair Sharp, Peter Brennan
    Script Editors:Patrick Amer