Bea is ostracised by her fellow inmates. Joan is horrified to discover that there is a spy in Wentworth.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 04 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:05

The credits for this episode broadcast on Channel 5, Granada, the Australian repeat in 2001 and the DVD release actually belong to (352), where they are repeated exactly. One possible explanation is that the two episodes were originally shown as a double length episode, so only one set of credits were prepared?

The real credits might have looked like this:

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Faye ~ Anne Lucas
Janice ~ Catherine Wilkin
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Jill ~ Kathleen Brinson
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Lindy ~ Vivien McGrath
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Lou (Barman) ~ James McRae
Snow ~ Jack Perry
Waitress ~ ???
Charlady ~ Esme Melville

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Lex Van Os
  • Product placement corner - this restaurant appears twice, the next time is in (364)

    Faye tells Judy she became pregnant at 15 and her sister agreed to bring Billy up as her own son. Bea is still implacably against buying anything from Nola and reminds the women they only lost their buyup because Nola bashed Maxine. Nola scornfully tells Bea she's not interested in being top dog - she's quite happy to let Bea control the women as long as she can still rake in the profits. Colleen tells Meg it's over between her and Chris, but she meets him by accident outside Wentworth as she's leaving work: Joan sees them talking. Colleen agrees to meet Chris at Meg's flat and they go out to dinner. Bea points out that Maxine's arithmetic on her profit calculation is faulty, and the shortfall must mean that she has a fourth partner in the scheme. Faye loses heavily betting on the dogs, but she turns down Snow's offer to earn some money by fencing TVs. Lindy claims to have been followed home to the halfway house, but Helen thinks she's being paranoid and hasn't got over her pimp beating her up. Colleen refuses to sleep with Chris again and leaves him on his own in the restaurant. Joan makes a special visit to Janice after lights out to let her know she'd seen Colleen and Chris arranging a date. Judy says she will help Faye get Billy back. Janice is furious with Colleen and slaps her: Colleen doesn't put her on a charge, but sends back to the laundry. Faye tells Snow about the video machines at the place where she works. Bea finds out that from a remark of Colleen's that it is Joan who is supervising Maxine's visits. Ted Douglas phones Erica and asks to see Jill at Wentworth. Nola gets the orders wrong and Phyllis gets some hair colour she doesn't want: Nola tells her to keep it and she'll trade it later. Colleen confronts Joan, but Joan brushes it off and practically challenges Colleen to report her to Erica, knowing that she won't be able to. Bea is waiting for Maxine in her cell when she returns from collecting her payoff from Nola and tells her she knows she is working with Joan, so she's going to bash her to teach her a lesson. Colleen finds contraband under Jill's pillow, but Jill refuses to say where she got it. Bea tells the women Nola's rackets are over, but the women are reluctant to just give it up like that and turn their backs on Bea. Lizzie finds Maxine bashed in her cell and goes to the laundry to tell the other women. Erica sends Jill to solitary, and takes Ted Douglas to see her there via the back stairs , but Joan sees and follows them: she can't hear their discussion and leaves. Jill names Joan as involved in the contraband, but Ted Douglas won't believe it and says it's just another a frame-up. Maxine apologises to Bea and accepts that Bea was right to bash her. Joan phones up the court to find when Jill was sentenced, and finds that they have no record of her. She tells Nola to watch what she says in front of Jill. Nola tells Joan that she's too late: Bea already knows of Joan's involvement and so do all the other women, so when Jill is released from solitary, she will probably find out pretty quickly.


    Script Editor: Fay Rousseaux
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe

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