Petra tells the police the truth about her father's murder. Bea triumphs over Arthur Richards.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 28 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:38

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
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Off. Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Emma Roberts ~ Cindy Lee
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Det. Insp. Tonkin ~ Peter Aanenson
Glynnis Ladd ~ Debbie Cuming
Arthur Richards ~ Sydney Jackson
Belle Peters ~ Lesley Baker
Tony Maguire ~ David Bradshaw
Irene Henderson ~ Beverley Dunn
Don Payne ~ Allan Lander
William Roberts ~ Bill Lawrie
Constable Walton ~ Ian Mumby

  • Written by Lex Van Os & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Godfrey Philipp
  • PASSIVE apparently stands for Protect Australian Society Against Violence (so I guess it is really spelled PASAV).

    Scott urges Petra to save herself now that Emma is dead and she no longer has to protect her. He adds that if she doesn't speak up now, Emma's death will have been in vain. The women watch Arthur Richards on TV talking about conditions in Wentworth and his ideas for how Mum's legacy could be spent. Maxine finds a deserted building and settles down for the night. Petra tells Bea she's still determined to keep Emma's name out of it. Maxine's sleep is disturbed when a biker in leather gear returns to the hideout. Maxine thows a sack over the intruder, who turns out to be a woman: Belle alias Tinker. She isn't at all put out that Maxine attacked her and says Maxine is welcome to stay the night. Glynnis is in a bad way at the wake-up call and is examined by Scott, who refuses to give her a "shot" as she asks. Lucy sends Joan a note to say she didn't leave any drugs in her house. Tinker tells Maxine she'll have to lie low for a while and offers to post a letter for her to Lizzie, or even take it to near Wentworth to post it, so as not to give away where she is. Ann challenges Scott: he admits Petra is his fiance: she is annoyed with him for the deception, but refuses to accept his offer to resign. Maxine tells Tinker she's going to try hard this time to go straight. Scott takes a blood sample from Glynnis. Petra tells Inspector Thorne the whole story (complete with black and white flashback - with a dash of red ): he tells her she will still have to stand trial. Belle tells Maxine about a pay-roll job, but she doesn't want to help. Meg suggests to Bea that Mum's money could be invested and the few thousand dollars it would produce in interest each year could be spent as a lasting memorial to Mum. Bea tries to canvass the women's opinions about what to do. Arthur Richards threatens Bea with increased security if she won't drop her suit against the Department. With Judy's support, Bea wins the vote to use Mum's legacy to provide a fund for women leaving prison: Lizzie points out it's too late for Maxine. Judy agrees to smuggle a letter out for Bea, which is an account of what Arthur Richards said as "insurance". The police arrive at Maxine's hide-out, but Belle diverts them into chasing her. Ann is interviewed on TV. Wally and Ann sleep together. Maxine agrees to do the job with Belle. Bea hands Arthur Richards a copy of the letter she gave Judy and agrees to settle for $20,000 if the bomb squad's family get half. A delegation from PASSIVE arrive at Wentworth just as Arthur Richards storms out. Scott gets a call about the blood sample: Glynnis has lassa fever and Wentworth must be placed under strict quarantine.


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