Lizzie has taken over Margo's book with some success and, while Terry moves into Vera's flat, Margo determines to set him up.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 10 February 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 13 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:45:32

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
Terry ~ Brian Hannan
Bob ~ Anthony Hawkins
Nick ~ Ned Manning
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Mr Muirhead ~ Denzil Howson
Mrs Russell ~ Maggie Maxwell
Race Caller ~ Clem Dimsey

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Erica does not appear in this episode.

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    Lizzie's book is officially "opened". Mr. Muirhead visits Meg at home and tells her that Nick absolutely must move out. Lizzie does very well with her first race. Terry moves in. Vera finds the betting ticket in his jacket pocket. Bob refuses to throw Nick out saying that it is his house and he can have anyone he wants in it. Bev and Lil are assigned as Lizzie's bodyguards. Margo collects her race winnings from Terry then turns around and shows Vera the money. Vera says that Terry wouldn't do such a thing. Margo laughs and says Vera must have it bad. Margo tries to place a bet with Lizzie, but is physically thrown out of the laundry by Bev and Lil. Margo asks Terry to place another bet for her, he agrees. Nick is blamed for some missing petty cash. Bob defends him. Margo informs the women that she has her own ways of placing bets. Vera confronts Terry about placing bets for Margo. He gets angry with Vera, but when she starts to cry he apologizes and says he won't do anything more for Margo unless she provides useful information. He later tells Margo the same thing. Lizzie has problems picking a horse so she asks Bea to read tea leaves. A relunctant Bea does so and says she sees "a hammer". Lizzie takes this as a divine revelation since there is a horse called Hammerhead in the race. Margo tries to get Phyllis to place a bet for her. Phyllis refuses. Margo then sneaks into Judy's cell and takes her tape recorder. Phyllis sees this and reports to Bea. Hammerhead is picked to come in dead last, but Lizzie poo-poohs this and offers double odds on the favorite. Bea, Doreen and Judy tear up Margo's cell and assault her when she comes - but there is no sign of the recorder. Hammerhead comes in dead last. Margo sneaks into the empty rec room and removes Judy's recorder from behind some books on the shelf. Lizzie confesses to Bea that she took too many bets and now does not have enough money to pay the women. Margo asks Terry to come into her cell. She says that she's prepared to pass on information but she wants a bottle of scotch in return. Terry agrees to bring it in. When he leaves Margo listens to the recording she just made of the conversation.

    This episode summary was written by Matthew Bubb.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alastair Sharp, Peter Brennan
    Script Editors: Ian Smith