Colleen faces the task of trying to repair her marriage. Bea foils Joan and Colleen in a dramatic bid for freedom.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 05 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:19

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
Trevor ~ Darius Perkins
Mrs Collins ~ Babs Wheelton
Lindy ~ Vivien McGrath
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Snowy ~ Jack Perry
Frank Moore ~ Sydney Jackson
Boss ~ Will Deumer
Policeman ~ Burt Cooper
Gate Guard ~ John Ramsay

  • Written by John Mortimore
  • Directed by Lex Van Os
  • Remarkable how Joan's spare uniform seems to fit Bea so well...

    Joan tells Nola the trading must stop and that Nola must not let anyone else know she's involved. Nola passes on the news about the trading to the women and blames the presence of a spy - indicating Jill. Bea shrugs when the women ask her what to do and says they can sort their own mess out for a change. Joan asks Meg what she knows about Jill Clark, and says she's heard a "rumour" that she's a spy for the Department. Mrs Collins brings a pot of tea round for the women at the halfway house, but Lindy leaves the room when she sees Trevor shyly hovering behind her. After Faye's boss gives her the keys to the premises she phones Snow, who comes and collects three videos, and seems to think she will get away with it by simply denying the theft had anything to do with her. Lizzie suggests using Jill by feeding her with exactly the information they want the Department to hear. Colleen is moping around the staff room until Meg passes on the news about Jill, which seems to galvanise her into action. Erica admits that Jill is a spy for the Department and blames Ted Douglas for demanding that she kept it a secret from the officers. Bea notices a spare uniform in the staff room in Joan's open locker. A policeman comes looking for Faye at the halfway house. The women get a postcard from Doreen in Sydney saying she's living with an old school friend. Bea overhears Phyllis asking Nola for cigarettes and follows Nola when she leaves the dining room early, finding out that her stash is hidden in the library. Faye is brought back to Wentworth. Bea takes Nola's stash and Phyllis' hair colour. Colleen goes back to her family and Patrick tells her he's got a promotion, but she indicates that isn't in itself the solution to their problems. Mrs Collins tells Judy to discourage Trevor from visiting the halfway house. Meanwhile he is watching Lindy undressing at her open window: she turns round, sees him and runs screaming from the room. Mrs Collins blames Lindy for "flaunting" herself. Faye is transferred to D block at Joan's suggestion. Frank Moore arrives with a group of trainee prison officers. Chris comes to collect Janice on her release: she stops him and asks him if he's going to say goodbye to Colleen. When he walks on as if he hadn't heard her, Janice turns to Colleen and says goodbye for him. Bea runs in to the group of trainees while wheeling a trolley through the corridors and realises she has a perfect opportunity. The trainees have to face a barrage of raucous comments from the women in the laundry. Faye is reduced to tears by a letter from Billy, promising to come and visits when his parents allow it. Bea takes Joan's spare uniform , and sends Joan off on a wild goose chase by implying that someone is just about to throw contraband over the fence. She dyes her hair , puts on Joan's spare uniform and walks out of the prison behind the trainees .


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

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