Tension in the dining room when Linda and Andrea come face to face, and two new prisoners, Kate and Sandy, are introduced to the others.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 24 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:50

[The credits broadcast by Channel 5 seemed to belong to (236). The following is my guess at what the real credits might have been...]

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet Conway ~ Kate Sheil
Andrea ~ Bethany Lee
Linda ~ Mary Charlston
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Mr Goodwin ~ Lloyd Cunnington
Officer Parsons ~ Margo McLennan
Postman ~ ???

  • Written by Alistair Sharp
  • Directed by Rod Hardy
  • Mark Cox tells me that the mystery actor who was the Postman appeared in episode (181) of "Sons and Daughters" - but he wasn't credited there either!

    Kate's hair style and colour change between the scene in the van and outside it and her arrival in reception .

    Judy introduces "Shirl, Mouse, Tammy, Nola, Lil, Mary and Tina "

    Meg meets Lizzie to take her to Sid's house and advises her to try to make new friends on the outside. Bea tries to keep Andrea and Linda apart in the dining room. Meg gives Lizzie an azalea as a housewarming present. Bea gets message from Colleen to go to the library for the Braille project. Lizzie meets the local postman. Doreen and the others can't agree about who should work the press. Meg tells Doreen she may get away with a concurrent sentence for escaping if she behaves herself. Bea works extremely hard to get to grips with the Braille machine. Tension builds between Linda and Andrea. Someone rings Lizzie and hangs up, and it looks as though the azalea Lizzie got from Meg has moved by itself and then moved back in the night. In the laundry Andrea waits until Officer Powell has her back turned then pulls Linda onto the floor on top of her to make it look as if she's been bashed by Linda. Colleen puts Linda in solitary. Doreen gets two years added to her sentence for the escape, with 18 months concurrent with her existing sentence. Two new prisoners, Kate Peterson and Sandy Edwards are shown in the transport van coming to Wentworth: Sandy tells Kate she's been in prison before, but not in Wentworth. Jim makes a date with Janet to go for a meal, and Judy overhears. Both the newcomers have been sentenced for murder, and Kate has got 15 years. When they arrive at Wentworth, Sandy takes the opportunity to play a trick on Janet, and claims to be another prisoner. This confuses Janet, much to Judy's delight. Sandy and Kate are put to share a cell. Judy introduces the newcomers to the other women in the rec room. Janet finds Doreen in her cell sketching and asks to see her work: she somehow guesses that it is meant to be Bea (when it looks more like Judy ). Sandy has heard about Bea from Marie Winter in Barnhurst and tells Kate later she thinks it's odd that she didn't come to check them out. Kate tells Sandy that her husband died in a car crash and her son was born after his death: she was convicted of the murder of her lover Conrad to prevent him harming her son. Jim and Janet have a pleasant dinner together. Janet fetches Kate to the Governor's office, who protests as she doesn't know the rules though Jim lets her off with a warning. Jim wants to see Kate to ask her to help out in the infirmary as a doctor, but she refuses as she says she realises she is just like all the other women. Doreen and Sandy are showing signs of strong dislike for each other , brought on by Doreen's impertinent questioning of Kate. Janet brings in an art book of her own for Doreen and encourages her to enter an art competition. When the prisoners go back to the laundry, Sandy says she wants to operate the press, but meets opposition from Judy and Doreen, who say that it's Judy's job unless she's in reception when Doreen takes over. Sandy understands that whoever operates the press is "top dog", and challenges Judy and Doreen.


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