Faye gives her mother a piece of her mind, and Colleen shows more than a professional interest in Janice Young's family.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 29 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:16

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Faye ~ Anne Lucas
Janice ~ Catherine Wilkin
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Geoff ~ Andrew James
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Roxanne ~ Peppi D'Or
Grace ~ Joan Letch
Maurie ~ Maurie Fields
Steven ~ Scott Hales
Miranda ~ Natasha Love
Snow ~ Jack Perry
Charlady ~ Esme Melville
Teacher ~ Marita Robinson
Barman Lou ~ James McRae
Junior Off. Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Radio Announcer ~ Gary Mac

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Maxine catches Nola and Joan in negotiation, but Nola sends her away. Nola tells Joan to arrange Maxine's visits from Roxanne to pass over contraband, and Joan says she'll only help if she gets 50%. Faye slips out of the house pretending she's got a job interview. Chris gives money to Janice on a visit supervised by Colleen, though Colleen does not see. Maxine is worried when she finds out that Nola has taken on Joan as a partner in the dealing, but Nola tells her she can always find someone else to help if Maxine won't do it. Nola announces she can take orders for anything: Bea forbids drugs. Nola repeats Bea's ban with sarcastic emphasis as if to say she's only going along with it very unwillingly. Geoff tries to get Lori to accept the baby but she runs away in tears. Joan comes to Nola's cell for her cut and is contemptuous of how pitifully little it is. Maxine gives Nola some of the money back as she says Roxanne will be able to steal most of the stuff and won't need to be paid so much. Nola is pleased to get an increased profit margin. Faye meets up with her old pal Maurie, who arranges a cleaning job for her. Chris comes to do some late work while Colleen is on her own in Meg's house. Joan pointedly refuses to let Maxine make a phone call in front of Bea, so Bea intervenes and forces Joan to back down. Joan distracts the junior officer in reception with a lesson on how to censor the papers while Maxine phones Roxanne with a list of items to be shop-lifted. Bea is sceptical of Maxine's claim that she can get goods in without having an officer turn a blind eye. Lori tells Judy she can't cope and is going to give her baby up for adoption - just Judy herself did. Judy tells her there's no comparison in their circumstances and she doesn't want Lori to repeat her mistakes. Faye refuses the offer of another mate Snowy to make money handling stolen radios for him. Erica orders a check on the armoury as the Depertment seem about to make a routine check on security. In an uncomfortably patronising sequence, Judy takes Lori to see a deaf school to prove that deaf children don't have to be locked up in an attic. Faye gets an inside racing tip from another cleaner. Roxanne hands over the goods to Maxine during a visit supervised by Joan. Lori comes home from the hospital bringing Baby David with her. Maxine pretends that Officer Barry supervised the visit, as her fabled stupidity is sufficient in itself to explain how easy it was to smuggle the goods in. Bea is not impressed and rages at the women that it hasn't taken them very long to forget what Nola did to Paddy. Lizzie figures Bea just needs cheering up. Faye makes a profit thanks to the tipoff and stays out late drinking. Colleen gets all dolled up at work to go and visit Chris to "arrange a housekeeper for him". She arrives as Chris is having difficulties coping with the kids : after they suggest it, Chris invites Colleen to stay to lunch with them.


    Script Editor: ...
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Granada on Mon 30th Sep 1991 22:40