A new girl (!?) officer arrives at an already understaffed Wentworth knowing a secret about Bea. {or vice versa?} Andrea lets slip a clue to Erica's whereabouts. Peter and Doreen break into Lizzie's house.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 20 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:02

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet Conway ~ Kate Sheil
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Andrea ~ Bethany Lee
Linda ~ Mary Charlston
Det Sgt Ross ~ Bill Garner
Ricky ~ Kate Turner
Peter ~ Stefan Dennis
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Newsreader ~ John Larking

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by Wayne Cameron
  • ... but she misses (by a mile) and Erica escapes. Wentworth gets a new prison officer, Janet Conway. Jim is disappointed when he finds out that she is only just out of training school. Erica tries to run from kidnappers, but they catch her. Bea tells Jim to let the kidnappers know they are holding Andrea, but Ted Douglas refuses to lift the media ban so Jim phones a radio station on his own initiative. Bea gets a hint from something Andrea says about where the kidnappers might be, and passes the information on to Jim. Erica and the kidnappers hear a news report about Andrea being taken hostage by Bea. Jim works out that Erica must be at South Beach, and tells Sgt. Ross. He phones the police at South Beach who have received a report of a scuffle between three women. Mr. Douglas is furious with Jim and dismisses him, but Jim threatens to go to the newspapers, since he is longer is employed by the Department. Judy tries to calm down Bea, but she is very angry with Andrea. Sgt. Ross finds out about the beach house, and takes Jim with him when the police surround the house. Ricky tries to bluff her way out with the starting pistol, but is shot and killed by the police. Linda tries to make a run for it, but she is overpowered, and Erica is freed. Meg goes to the boathouse, but Doreen and Peter have already left. Bea and Judy call off the cell blockade when they hear that Erica is free again. Andrea is momentarily upset by news of Ricky's death, but sees its publicity value to the "cause". Janet is sent to collect Bea and Judy from solitary: Bea wonders where she has seen Janet before. Jim hints that Bea and Judy could get themselves off the hook by claiming that Andrea was in it with them and planned her own kidnapping. Doreen and Peter break into the house belonging to Lizzie (the one left to her by Sid), even though it's next door to Colleen. Meg tells Jim all about Doreen, and Jim rings the police. Bea tells Judy that Andrea took advantage of her by asking her to deliver the letter. Colleen accompanies Lizzie come to tidy up Sid's house. Colleen doesn't come inside, and Doreen and Peter let Lizzie know that they are there. Judy shows Andrea the false letter she gave her and suspects she knows what was in the real one. Janet tells Meg that she would rather have been posted to another prison, as she thinks she remembers one of the women from a long time ago. Lizzie tells Doreen that the police are not looking for Peter, but Doreen says she already knows. Doreen says she is in love with Peter, and is afraid to lose him if he gets know the truth. Lizzie tells Doreen that she must tell him the truth anyway, but Peter is listening behind the door.


    Script Editor: Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Peter Brennan, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy