Bea finds an incriminating photo and uses it to blackmail Ted Douglas. A visit from her boyfriend forces Roxanne to reconsider selling her baby.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Thursday 15 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:31

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Laura/Brandy ~ Roslyn Gentle
Roxanne ~ Peppi D'Or
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
David Sheldon ~ Chris Hallam
Andrea Sheldon ~ Pat Forbes
James Watson ~ James Wright
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Craig Lambert ~ Paul Alexander
Brian Molan ~ Howard Eynon
Defence Counsel ~ Neil Mitchell
Prosecutor ~ Eugene Schlusser
Tipstaff ~ Richard Hutson
Judge ~ Ray Burgess
Doctor Marlowe ~ Steve Cumming

  • Written by Dave Worthington & Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Ted Douglas's number - which Colleen fails to recognise - is 117 4896

    Ann says she will have to ask Ted Douglas as she is sure there must be some simple explanation. Paul says he thinks he may also have given the women a copy of the same photo, and the photos are collected up. Bea, however, has seen the incriminating photo and keeps it after Phyllis identifies Fellowes. Roxanne adds that Fellowes has taken over the Mcnally operation. Ann tactfully asks the women about the "missing" photos and Bea pretends the women only had a chance to have a quick look at them. Meg goes to see Laura in hospital, but cannot get any response. The doctor tells Meg he thinks Laura will need psychiatric help. After he leaves, Brandy returns and we hear her thoughts accusing Laura of trying to kill her. Ted Douglas visits at Ann's request: she shows him the photo and he demands the negative and all copies of the photo immediately, pretending it is a highly confidential matter and Department business. Lizzie reports back to the women that she's seen Ted Douglas in the building, but Bea has already worked out that Ann would have called him in. At Pixie's trial she blames her twin sister Audrey for the crimes she is accused of, but the Judge takes her to task for frivolity. Paul refuses to hand over the photos to Ted Douglas, when Ann takes him back to her house to collect them. Bea wonders why there hasn't been a cell search and decides she will phone Ted Douglas herself. Pixie is sentenced to five years, but when she arrives back at Wentworth she tries to con Colleen into letting her wear her own clothes. Lizzie spills some tea to get a look at Ann's telephone book and finds Ted Douglas' number: Roxanne volunteers to phone him: Colleen dials the number and Roxanne passes on the message that "the girls all liked the photo". Lizzie tries to cheer Pixie up by telling her they've had several weddings inside. Roxanne has a visit from an old boyfriend Craig, who is under the impression he is her child's father. Ted Douglas comes to see Bea to discuss terms: she demands a doctor, teacher, social worker and conjugal visits. Roxanne decides not to hand over the baby and tells Maxine she thinks the Sheldons wouldn't sue her. Pixie comes to breakfast in her underwear: Meg forces her to dress, and in front of Joan, Pixie accuses Meg of undressing her. However, Pixie backs down when Meg insists on taking her the the Governor to repeat the complaint. Bea is disgusted with Roxanne for deceiving Craig. Roxanne phones David Sheldon to say she's keeping the baby. Dr Weissman recommends Brandy is returned to Wentworth. Andrea Sheldon visits Roxanne and convinces her to change her mind and give up the baby after all. Brandy returns, now as Susan, a confident middle-class woman. Roxanne goes into labour early.


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