A new inmate makes a violent entrance when she flattens the 'Freak' on her first day; and Lizzie is on a big `downer' about the rest of the women breaking their sit-in.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 30 June 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 19 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:19

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
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Barbara ~ Susan Guerin
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Phillip ~ Kirk Alexander
Paddy ~ Anna Hruby
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Snr. Det. Bradley ~ Peter Tulloch
Spud ~ Robert Forza
Bikie ~ Brian Mulqueeny
Sister Johnston ~ Gael Andrews
Matron ~ Paddy Burnet (R)
Matron ~ Irene Hewitt (L)
Policeman ~ Colwyn Roberts
Councillor Barnes ~ Max Davidson
Clerk ~ Noel Mitchell

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by John McRae
  • Five gorgeous blondes: Babs, Chrissie, Mary, Lil and Ronnie (only the most seductive of all - Tina - is missing)

    Barbara Fields is taken to Wentworth in the same van as Paddy Lawson , who goes wild on being put in the van and has to be restrained by Joan on arrival. Paddy kicks out at Sister Johnston when she tries to sedate her, but Joan takes the hypodermic and does it for her. Doreen looks for new accommodation. Maxine arrives at Driscoll, asking to stay for a few days: Judy is persuaded when Doreen tells her Maxine gave Joan a hard time in Wentworth. Barbara is put in solitary, still demanding to see her solicitor. Sister Johnston hands in her resignation to Colleen, but is persuaded to accept long term leave instead. Mouse tries to talk to Paddy in solitary, but Paddy attacks her through the spy hole and gives her hair a godd pulling. Judy reluctantly agrees to let Maxine's boyfriend Spud stay overnight. Barbara begs Phillip to get her out: he warns her not to mention the land deal until it goes through and asks her to sit tight. Chrissie and Mouse discuss how Paddy is likely to get on with Joan ... and Bea. Barbara introduces herself to Chrissie, who recognizes her name as the person who shopped Doreen. Judy goes to collect the forms to licence the halfway house. Barbara collides with Colleen as she runs through the corridors, and is put on kitchen duty by Colleen to calm her down, but she and Colleen are attacked by Paddy when they take a tray to her in solitary. Steve coaxes Paddy out of solitary to see Erica: Paddy is quite meek in Erica's office but is unhappy at the suggestion that she might be sent back to solitary. Doreen visits Lizzie in hospital to tell her she has a job as a live-in home help. Spud and his gang menace two old ladies into buying soft toys from the shop in the halfway house. Paddy is introduced to the women and is to share a cell with Bea. Meg returns from a hospital visit and inspires Steve to look into the possibility of Lizzie getting parole on health grounds. Doreen returns to the halfway house to find Spud's gang having a drinking session, and phones her new employer to ask if she can move in straight away. Erica arranges for a local councillor to visit Driscoll to help Judy with the forms. After a veiled threat from Bea, Barbara tells Erica she wants to give the police information about the land deal, but Detective Bradley demands all the details, including Phillip's name. Judy arrives back at Driscoll to find Spud and his gang making merry, and Doreen packed up ready to leave. Unfortunately Councillor Barnes chooses that moment to visit.


    Script Editor: Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe