The concert party meets its male counterpart and Sally learns that Peter has started divorce proceedings.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 19 July 04:40
DVD release: volume 20 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:27

Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Sally ~ Liz Harris
Tony ~ Alan David Lee
Paddy ~ Anna Hruby
Kerry ~ Keely Macarow
Benny ~ Peter Ford
Geoff ~ Danny Adcock
Lou ~ Kevin Summers
Andy ~ Ric Herbert
Richard Vercoe ~ David Hursthouse
Duncan Campbell ~ Chris Orchard
Male Prisoner ~ Vince D'Amico

  • Written by Barry Main & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Mandy Smith
  • Despite heading the cast list, Judy does not in fact appear in this episode (thanks Mark Caffrey)

    The lineup outside Woodridge is (r to l): Lizzie, Chrissie, Margo, Tina, Ronnie, Angie, Babs, Paddy, "Worth", "Barker", Lil .

    Sally is taken to see Erica about the scalding but she is wise enough not to lag: Erica puts her in isolation. The women arrive at Woodridge for a rehearsal. Colleen asks Geoff Carlson to take charge while they are there, which he does with a stern speech to the women about fraternising with the men. Chrissie spots Benny among the male prisoners: she last saw him in the siege at Hannah Simpson's mother's house. "Kim" decides to stay at Driscoll, but Tony doesn't believe her claim to be 17. Andy Hudson is made stage manager, with Paddy as his assistant. Margo sings a blues number (the ever-lovin' "Midnight Special"). Andy is taunted by the male prisoners: Paddy urges him to stand up for himself, but when they continue their taunts Paddy turns on them and threatens them with a hammer. Andy is not pleased as it makes him look even worse to seem to rely on a woman to defend him. Chrissie is alarmed to find that Neil is in the hospital at Woodridge. Back at Wentworth, Margo talks to Sally through the bars of isolation and threatens to have something put in her food. Benny and Lou torment Andy about him not fancying women and say that they should club together to pay for a session with Paddy if he isn't interested. Margo sounds out Chrissie about the possibility of an escape during the concert. Helen warns Maxine not to ride her bike without a licence. Chrissie hints to Benny that she wants Duncan Campbell to pay her too to keep quiet: Benny agrees to contact Duncan for her and get him to visit Wentworth. "Kim" admits to Maxine that it isn't her real name and asks what trouble Maxine was in at home. She tells Maxine that nothing would make her go home to her own parents. Lou grabs Paddy while she is pressing costumes and she burns him on the arm with an iron. Andy backs off from defending Paddy physically but tells the other men to leave her alone. "Kim" overhears Helen and Tony discussing Maxine and how they feel she is a bad influence on "Kim", though Helen says she thinks "Kim" is more likely to open up to Maxine than to either of them. Duncan Campbell visits Wentworth pretending to be Chrissie's solicitor: Joan recognises him and checks with the Governor before allowing the visit. Joan puts further pressure on Margo to wreck the concert and suggests she might try to escape. Chrissie demands five thousand dollars from Duncan Campbell: he counters with threats to Elizabeth, but she tells him she doesn't believe it would be worth his while to hurt Elizabeth just to save five thousand dollars. He agrees to pay her through Benny, but goes to Woodridge to tell Benny he holds him responsible for the trouble Chrissie is giving him and tells Benny the five thousand will be deducted from his payoff. Tony gets "Kim" to admit she's only 14, but can't get anything else out of her, so he phones the police to report her as a runaway. Sally sees her solicitor: he tells her Peter is divorcing her and applying for custody of Michelle. Benny offers Lou $5,000 to kill Chrissie.


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