Lindy has an innocent man arrested on a rape charge, and when two new prisoners arrive, their closeness arouses suspicion.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 08 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 23 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:16

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
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Trevor ~ Darius Perkins
Mrs Collins ~ Babs Wheelton
Lindy ~ Vivien McGrath
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Ruth ~ Mary Murphy
Tony ~ Tony Alvarez
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Lainie ~ Marina Finlay
Ellen ~ Michael Cormick
Barmaid ~ Lesley Caust
Detective ~ James Patrick
Policeman ~ Leo Rasso
Policewoman ~ Anne Charleston
Detective Skinner ~ Rob Hewitt

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Joan challenges Lizzie to take the matter to the Governor, and the women back down. Nola accuses Lizzie of lagging by confirming the officers' suspicions that there is a racket going on, which not even Jill Clark's evidence could have proved that. Lindy is offered a drink by a man in a bar where she goes to buy drugs. Erica and Colleen are sure Joan is involved with dealing and are expecting evidence from Lizzie and Maxine. However, though they are happy to accuse Joan, they refuse to name Nola as the prisoner contact. Erica tells Joan about the complaints against her, and Joan claims the women knew that Jill was a spy right from the start so any information she gave is suspect. Lindy's new man friend Tony invites her to go on from the bar to a disco. Erica plays hostess to Ted Douglas at home: she tells him she thinks Joan revealed Jill's identity. He informs her Jill's report means there are changes planned for Wentworth, which not even he can support. Lindy decides to go home on her own, much to Tony's annoyance as he thinks that paying for her drinks all night gives him some sort of right to get something in return. Lizzie vows she's going to stand up to Joan in future whenever she gets the chance. Judy catches Lindy returning late to the halfway house and when Lindy brings out a handful of pills, she tries to confiscate them, but Lindy swallows them all in one go and staggers off to bed. As she undresses in her room, someone is watching outside. Joan visits Lizzie after lights out to threaten her with future unannounced visits that might put a terrible strain on her heart... Helen is accosted in the street by a man who claims to be a friend of one of her regulars. An intruder climbs through Lindy's window and attacks and rapes her: she tells Judy it was Trevor. Helen's pickup turns out to be a detective and she ends up back in Wentworth . Lindy and Trevor are questioned about the rape: Trevor admits he had slipped out before to visit the women. Lizzie tells Helen she thinks Nola is going to take over as top dog, but Helen reminds her she isn't going to be around long enough to do anything to prevent it. Erica is surprised by the Department's latest ruling: the women will be allowed to choose personal effects and furnishings for their cells. She invites the women to list the things they would like. Maxine is interviewed about Lindy's allegations against Trevor and tells the police she can't believe he would have done what he's accused of. Helen tries to inject some realism into the discussion of the sorts of "things" the women want to see in their cells. The police get a search warrant and find soft porn magazines and a letter to Lindy in Trevor's room. Lainie and "Ellen" are brought in on remand for shop-lifting : Lainie refuses to undress for a shower, but she is forced to, revealing her body is covered in tattoos . This distraction mean that "Ellen" has a shower unobserved by the officers. Helen takes the list of suggestions to Erica. Mrs Collins comes to confront Lindy when Trevor is charged: Judy tries to calm her down and gives her money to bail him out. Nola sees Lainie and "Ellen" holding hands and smirks that the Freak seems to have a couple of new friends to play with. Lindy ducks behind the curtains when she sees Trevor outside, but only moments later gets a phone call from her rapist.


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

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Granada on Mon 27th Oct 1991 23:35