Don threatens to take the matter of the attack further. Bea is interested in Alison's access to files. And Kathy is let out of prison - with tragic consequences.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 03 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 14 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:20

Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Terry ~ Brian Hannan
Alison ~ Fay Kelton
Kathy ~ Sue Jones
Sid ~ Edward Hepple
Don Page ~ Stuart Finch
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
Hazel Kent ~ Belinda Davey 
Workman ~ Jack Perry
Paul Tranter ~ Laurie Dobson 
Gerry ~ Rod Densley 
Frank ~ John Bishop
Foreman ~ Bob Horsfall

  • Written by Peter Brennan & Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • The names on the files Alison is handling don't seem to relate to any known prisoners, at least in H block.

    The reclining figure seen behind Jim on the noticeboard could be Rock Pamplin, a well known Playgirl model.

    Don is furious with the security after the assault on Alison, and takes it out on Jim. A repair man comes to fix the washing machine. Judy is a little put out that Alison has read her file, but Bea thinks it is good that Alison has access to files. Vera tells Terry about her job application. Hazel Kent asks Alison to get her file, because her parole application is due soon, and she wants to know what has been written about her. Alison refuses at first, but changes her mind when Hazel threatens her with Bea. Alison is almost caught by Vera when she lends the file to Hazel. Don has problems at work because he is constantly behind. Hazel is desperate when she reads what is in her file and finds that Vera has put in some very damaging references. Jim hears about Vera's job application, and Alison takes the opportunity to replace the file while Jim and Vera chat about it. Don gets a telephone call from a dissatisfied customer, and loses an order because of it. Alison asks Terry about Hazel's hearing, and finds out it is to be postponed. Hazel is furious with Vera because she must wait another three months, and attacks her. Vera gets suspicious that someone must have read Hazel's file. Erica tells Vera that she has put in a good word for her with Mr. Douglas. Sid comes for to pick up Lizzie. Doreen comes out of solitary with three months added to her sentence. Hazel gets two months for attacking Vera. Kathy believes that only way she wil stay in prison is to assault someone, and gets Vera to come to her cell. She pours turpentine over Vera, and threatens to set her alight, but Terry stops her in time. Terry manages to convince a furious Vera that it is better not to prevent Kathy being released. Bea wants Alison to get hold of other prisoners' files, and won't take no for an answer. Bea and the others thinks it is very strange that Vera hasn't taken action over Kathy's assault. Kathy is released, and Terry accompanies her to the gates. Terry assures Kathy that she is safe, and says goodbye to her, but Kathy she is hardly through the gates when she is thrown into the air by a hit and run driver and left for dead.