The Wentworth inmates get a chance to be radio stars and Sonia finds a new business partner

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 22 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:14

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Brenda ~ Carmen Warrington
David Bridges ~ David Waters
Kevin Charlton ~ John Chilton
Charles Harnsworth ~ Tom Lake
Policewoman ~ Bronwyn Bain
Off. Barfield ~ Delva Hunter

  • Written by Magda de la Pesca & Betty Quin
  • Directed by Greg Shears
  • Joan goes to Bobbie's cell to hassle her into giving up the original tape. Cass and Minnie intervene and Cass grabs Joan's arm when she draws it back to strike Minnie. Arthur's son Kevin comes to visit Lizze, saying he's taken a day off school (although he looks about 25!) Ann tells Joan to organise the cell serach for booze as a new prisoner is brought into reception: she appraises Joan cooly, giving her a good look up and down. Bobbie finds her cell wrecked and all her tapes unravelled. Minnie demands to know what's going on. Bobbie tells her about the tape and that Sonia has a copy, but shortly after Sonia comes asking for the original. Bobbie tells her the original was taken from her cell when it was ransacked. Ann visits Paul's new studio: it is dingy and delapidated and without any power, so Ann takes him out to a restaurant. The new prisoner, Brenda, is seen in the dining room, and is identified by Minnie as Lionel Fellowes' best forger. The women tape a sketch for the prison radio. Minnie catches Bobbie listening to the tape: she was lying to Sonia when she said she didn't have it. Minnie takes it from her to be smuggled out of Wentworth. Joan tells Sonia she won't smuggle things in for her, but will turn a blind eye if she can organise another contact. The Minister tells Ann that Arthur Richards has been transferred after his disastrous record since he took over from Ted Douglas. He agrees with Ann that training and education are necessary but doubts if funding can be found to support them. The women listen to the prison radio broadcast: Brenda's ears prick up at a message about a "backgammon team". After learning that the education proposals have been turned down, Minnie decides to give classes in robbery technique. Brenda tells Sonia she recognized a code name in the radio broadcast that is used by Lionel Fellowes for drug drops. The new officer David Bridges makes a good impression on Ann and Meg, but not on Joan. Brenda becomes very interested when she finds out who Sonia is when David Bridges asks her about her husband. David charms the women in the laundry. Minnie tries to persuade Brenda to pass on her "talents" to the other women, but is rebuffed. David talks to Minnie in her cell and gives her a neck massage, just as he used to do for his mother. Sonia tells Joan what's going on at Minnie's classes, where Pixie is proving to be a star pupil. Brenda suggests trying to see if David Bridges can be used to smuggle in drugs, but Sonia insists they have to use Joan. Joan breaks up the class, so Minnie mentions the tape: Joan searches her cell for it, and Cass witnesses Joan slapping her.


    Script Editor: ...
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Andrew Kennedy, Alister Webb

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