Sonia and Joan join forces in a profitable enterprise at Wentworth. Lizzie prepares for her day as a high-society lady, and Hazel asks for Judy's help in her hour of need.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 07 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:58

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Rosemary Kaye ~ Jodie Yemm
Hazel Kent ~ Belinda Davey
Sonia Stevens ~ Tina Bursill
Randi Goodlove ~ Zoe Bertram
Shirley Mills ~ Lyn Semmler
Fred Dunn ~ John McCullum-Howell
Raymond Gilbert ~ Marc Allan
Arthur Richards ~ Sydney Jackson
Brenda Turner ~ Anne Salomon
Officer Brown (non-speaking) ~ Geraldine Girvan

  • Written by Sydney Jackson, who also appears in the cast (see above)
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • Sonia appears in the opening mugshot sequence in place of Pixie.

    Sonia says nothing when interviewed by Ann about the escape attempt. Ann asks Joan how Sonia got in the van: she blames Colleen. Rosemary goes to live at Driscoll and immediately phones to place Pixie's advert in the Dispatch. Joan says she'll let her run whatever racket she likes to try to earn a bit of her money back. Joan tries to object to Ann's plan to put Sonia to share a cell with Petra, but senses she shouldn't push it too far or make it obvious that she's seeking favours for Sonia. Sonia is not pleased with the news that she won't be getting a single cell, but tells Joan of her idea for a numbers racket with Phyllis to front it. Arthur Richards is persuaded to allow Lizzie day release to meet Foxy. Sonia is moved to Petra's cell, and Petra is about as pleased with this as Sonia is. Rosemary starts a job in a chip shop and is warned about the boss by her predecessor. Arthur Richards hints to Ann that because of Sonia's "standing in the community" she ought to drop some of the charges arising from the escape attempt, but Ann stands firm. Petra sees her solicitor about her trial: she finally agrees to tell the whole truth about her father. Sonia starts to make demands of Joan, but gets a slap in the face to pull her into line. Lizzie is worried that she doesn't have anything to wear to meet Mick, so Bea proposes she is given a grant from the Fresh Start fund to buy a new outfit. Judy tells Hazel that her court appearance went well as the charges were dismissed, but Helen wasn't so lucky and was sentenced to three years in Barnhurst. Pixie is pleased to see her advert in the paper. Phyllis starts selling numbers: Bea is suspicious, but agrees that it can go ahead. Bea gets Irene Henderson to let Lizzie use her house for Mick's visit: Colleen says she will ask permission, but that she and Meg will be going along too. Phyllis tries to back out of the numbers racket when she gets only a tiny payout from Sonia, but Sonia says she'll have to put up with it. Hazel visits Wentworth to see her old mates: Phyllis walks away without speaking to her, and Hazel guesses this is because she's squeamish and afraid of illness. Lizzie gets her new clothes and practises talking posh with the help of an elocution tape: Randi and Petra give additional lessons in sophistication. Joan threatens Phyllis when she wants to back out of the numbers racket. Hazel's illness worsens , and she loses her sight.


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