A mystery prisoner arrives at Wentworth. Doug Lewis plans to kill Jennifer, and even Mel if necessary.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 23 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 18 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:35

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Mel ~ David Cameron
Carol ~ Elisabeth Crosby
Doug ~ Martin Phelan
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Off. Bailey ~ Maureen Edwards
Jenny ~ Sarah Machin
Joanne ~ Carole Yelland
Sen. Det. Lennox ~ Colin Vancao
Robert Powell ~ Benjamin
Wendy Scott ~ Helen Noonan

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Erica asks Wendy to help with censoring the prisoners' mail. When Erica is told about the call, she insists Colleen must go home. Doreen tries to console Susie while Bea talks to Jo and agrees to talk to Susie to persuade her to give Jo another chance. Susie reacts to Doreen's advice not to give up by deciding to try another escape attempt, so Doreen tells Bea who gives Susie a lecture on how silly she is being and says they will spoil any escape attempt she makes. Steve reluctantly agrees to try to smuggle Bea's letter about censorship out to the Dispatch . Patrick persuades Collen to go to work as there is more chance that the mystery woman will call the prison. Steve slips Bea's letter into a pile at reception that Wendy has already checked. Colleen is unhappy at Wendy's efforts with the blue pencil and takes the letters away to be rechecked. Erica tells Susie her best chance of an early release is to agree to live with Jo but she refuses. Colleen finds Bea's letter and takes it to Erica. Steve admits to Wendy that he put the letter on her desk and asks her not to tell anyone. Susie requests to be put on garden duties to have a good look at the fences and plan her escape. Doreen tells Jo that Susie has hidden a shovel in the grounds so they have another go at persuading Susie to give up her attempts to escape. Carol gets Mel to phone Colleen to tell him Jenny is safe while he is away from the hideout doing some food shopping. Bea protests to Erica about the mail being censored and threatens her article will get out even so. Erica responds that security will be made tighter to make sure it does not. Sen Det Lennox interviews the Powell family and gets details from Robert of the car the gang are now using. Doug is suspicious and jealous of Carol's concern for Mel. Jo offers to smuggle Bea's article out when she is released. Meg returns to work and Erica tells her about a new prisoner who is to be given special treatment when she arrives. Mel hears on the radio that the police are looking for their car and arranges to buy another one from a friend. Jo's plan for Bea's article is to hide it in her bra . Susie catches up with Jo as she leaves to apologise to her and thank her for her help. The women are sent back inside when the new prisoner arrives in a security van, which immediately makes them suspect it is another child killer like Bella Albrecht. Colleen asks for time off work while the serach for Jenny continues. The women search the newspapers for clues to the mystery prisoner's identity, but they find nothing, not even any sign of an article being cut out. Meg catches Lizzie with the laundry trolley near solitary and sends her away. After Mel has left to pick up the new car, Doug argues with Carol, knocks her unconscious and bursts into Jenny's room to rape her.


    Script Editor: Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy (276)-(280)