Margo makes her escape attempt. The concert is interrupted and Lizzie is taken out by stretcher. Joan finds out that Barbara is responsible for killing her dog and tries desperately to find her diaries which Barbara has hidden.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 25 July 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 21 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:43

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Paddy ~ Anna Hruby
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Barbara ~ Susan Guerin
Geoff ~ Danny Adcock
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Tony ~ Alan Lee
Mr. Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Mr. Crawford ~ John Proper
Kathy Hudson ~ Kaarin Fairfax
Mr. Harper ~ Les Tyrell
Dr. Watson ~ Tom Travers

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Leigh Spence & Steve Mann
  • Margo makes a dash for the wall, chased by Joan and several Woodridge officers, but when she climbs the rope to the top of the wall she is faced by two armed guards on the other side. The sound of the alarm brings the concert to a halt, Ted Douglas goes backstage and Erica makes an announcement from the stage. Lizzie is taken off to hospital on a stretcher. Ted Douglas tears a strip off Mr Crawford for his lax security, and after everyone sees Lizzie carried out on a stretcher, he announces that the concert is cancelled due to an "illness in the cast". Bea returns to Wentworth early and tells Meg she's been sacked. Chrissie explains to Bea about Lizzie's injury but her account makes it sound as though it were mainly Margo's fault. Joan takes Margo to solitary, making her displeasure clear, saying that she reckons Margo owes her one after her attempt to double-cross her. Judy frets about Lizzie when only official visitors are allowed in to see her, but Tony tells her they ought to be more worried about the overcrowding at the halfway house. He suggests that some of the residents, like Maxine, should be asked to find somewhere else to live. Meg visits Lizzie in hospital but she is too poorly to talk: the doctor tells Meg that Lizzie has severe internal bruising from the fall. Barbara hides Joan's diaries in a filing cabinet in Erica's office. Margo nearly spills the beans to Colleen about Joan's instruction to wreck the concert, but pulls herself up in time. Joan sarcastically congratulates Bea on her return to work the steam press, and her snide remarks about Lizzie nearly provoke Bea until Chrissie and Paddy calm her down. Paddy has a surprise visitor when Andy's sister Kathy comes to see her and offers to visit regularly to thank Paddy for giving Andy something to look forward to. Margo is worried about going back to the other women in case they want to pay her back for wrecking the concert. Paddy is told about Dr Weissman's favourable report on her to the Attorney General: Erica says that if her victim gives his consent, the prosecution against her may be dropped. Bea blames margo for Lizzie's injury until Margo tells her what really happened. Joan goes to Barbara's cell to find out what she's doing about getting her file, but Barbara pulls out a sheet of paper and reads back to her a passage from the diary about Joan and Audrey. Joan snatches the paper and accuses Barbara of killing her dog, but Barbara archly points out that she's been in Wentworth all the time. Judy tells Maxine she'll have to pay up or find somewhere else to live. Judy visits Bea to offer her help in getting Bea another job. Barbara teases Joan by pretending to hide something in a filing cabinet in reception, then making an excuse to come back later to see Joan turning the place upside down and offer to find what Joan is looking for. Judy enquires about a job for Bea, but the employer refuses to hire ex-prisoners, though he would be prepared to offer a job to Judy if she wanted one. Judy rounds on him for his hypocrisy and tells him she's an ex-con herself and tells him she's been inside three (?) times. Paddy shows Bea an advert for a hairdresser in a rough area of town, so Bea asks Meg to arrange for her to make a phone call. Tony agrees to have Maxine stay in his flat, but Judy thinks he's out of his mind and asks if he knows that Maxine has a crush on him. Joan overhears Bea making her call about the job and Bea's suggestion that her prospective employer should phone the Governor for a character reference. Maxine makes herself at home in Tony's flat, tossing aside his classical LPs and copies of Solzhenitsyn and making endless phone calls to old friends. Judy has to push Tony to go home, and when he does get back to his flat he finds Maxine waiting for him in his bed. Joan intercepts the phone call from the hairdressing salon and reads out Bea's record to him, including her convictions for murder and all her charges since.


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

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