Meg learns about Lizzie's house burning down and asks Erica if she can go and look for Lizzie, and Doreen works hard to keep out of Sandy's way.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 31 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:48:32

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Gordon Humprey ~ Bruce Kerr
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Dr Kennedy ~ Brian James
Sgt. McDonald ~ David Hursthouse

  • Written by Ian Bradley
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Erica tells Meg that Lizzie's house has burnt down, and that Lizzie has vanished. Erica orders Colleen to return the goods confiscated in the cell search. Sandy manages to give Bea pethedine tablets with Kate's help. Bea tells Judy that she is convinced that she has a brain tumour just as her mother had before her. Doreen argues with Sandy in the rec room about which TV channel they should watch, but Bea takes Sandy's side. Judy asks Bea why she sided with Sandy, and is told that someone has to be top dog. Erica asks Meg to keep an eye on Colleen. Erica gets Kate to tell her indirectly about Bea's illness. Bea has a dizzy spell in the dining room and collapses across one of the tables. Colleen believes that Bea is faking it and tells her to tidy up the mess. The other women call for a riot and Colleen is furious. Erica is worried that Colleen will become acting Deputy Governor if Jim leaves. Bea advises Judy to do whatever Sandy wants. Kate tells Bea that her headaches are a result of her kidneys not working properly and that she should have tests. Lizzie turns up at Meg's house. Erica asks Janet about the TV. Jim confronts Janet with what he now knows about her. The police come to Meg's house to interview Lizzie (who has been allowed to wear one of Meg's trademark blue bathrobes ). Jim gets his own back on Janet by refusing to let her take a week's holiday. Gordon tries to find Lizzie, but Meg gives him the cold shoulder. Bea is reassured by Dr. Kennedy. The police ask Lizzie to explain the bottle of kerosene. Dr Kennedy tells Erica that he thinks Bea may need a kidney transplant.