Minnie tells Ann Reynolds all about Joan, while Paul Reynolds is hunted by a crime boss.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 24 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:29

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Brenda ~ Carmen Warrington
David ~ David Waters
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds
Dianne Charlton ~ Joy Mitchell
Kevin Charlton ~ John Chilton
Mike Charlton ~ Robert Bennett
Michelle Charlton ~ Tania Atkins
June Barnard ~ Heather Howard
Dot Phelps ~ Melissa McKean
Jack Brennan ~ Ian McLeish
Hungarian Mother ~ Marika Pelcoszy
Mr Askin ~ Telford Jackson
Ray Foster ~ Thomas Coltrane
Lionel Fellowes ~ Will Deumer

  • Written by Andrew Kennedy & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Mark Piper
  • I have corrected the spellings "Fellows" and "Demuer".

    If the credits for June and Dot are meant to be the two prisoners who bash Bobbie, and Dot does seem to be the same actress previously credited as Secretary in (364) then the other is Heather Howard. I'm fairly sure she is the uncredited actress who appears as David Bridges' second victim Tracy Dixon and so she may also have been the hapless Irene Nagle who died in the tunnel escape.

    Cass obeys Minnie's order to back off, and is given the tape to look after, so she goes to sleep with it under her pillow. Minnie lets Sonia think she has a copy of the tape, so Sonia proposes to Minnie that they join forces, but is snubbed. Ann and Wally have a frosty conversation over breakfast: her excuse for her unresponsiveness is that she'd like a little peace and quiet. Sonia refuses to pay back the favour when Bobbie asks, as she tried to double-cross her over the tape. She tells Bobbie that if she wants grass, she's going to have to pay for it. Minnie refuses to run another numbers game until the following week and says she'll find some other way to ward off the women's boredom. Brenda makes advances to David, but he doesn't take the bait, and is more interested in her background and why she turned to crime. Lizzie reluctantly agrees to visit her family again, but is delighted to be given the chance to decide where they should go - and asks to be taken to the races. Brenda pours scorn on Bobbie's suggestion that David is gay. Joan warns David what the women are saying about him. Colleen wants to put him on patrol accompanied by another officer, but he protests and suggests he should try to talk to the women to win them over. Joan sets up two of the prisoners to bash Bobbie. Brenda slips her brother the tape and asks him to set up drug deliveries to Wentworth. Cass finds Bobbie after the bashing and helps her to bed. Joan hints to Bobbie that she should blame Cass for bashing her. Brenda tells Sonia the drug drop will be confirmed in the next radio broadcast if they pay $500 and that she plans to make fake driving licences in the print-shop. Scott tells Joan she doesn't believe her story that she found Bobbie at the bottom of a flight of stairs as her injuries aren't consistent with that story: he says he needs to discuss the medical report with the Governor and so he'll be taking it to her himself. Cass tells Minnie she had to hand over the tape to Joan as the price for Joan's silence and not taking her to the Governor for the attack on Bobbie. Gloria records a message for the prison radio which is a coded message to confirm the arrangements for payment for the drugs. Meg sees Joan destroying the tape, and picks it out of the bin and sees it is labelled BOBBIE MITCHELL. Judy comforts Cass who is upset over Minnie's disappointment in her and convinces her Minnie will forgive her. Meg takes the tape casing to Ann, who has now heard Scott's report on Bobbie and is pleased to have something concrete on Joan at last. Ann tells Meg they should keep it quiet for now and not let Joan know she is under suspicion. Mr Askin advises Judy about her trial and warns her that the maximum she can expect if found guilty of assisting a suicide is 14 years. Minnie and Cass make up again. Meg says she couldn't get anything out of Bobbie and suggests that Minie might know something. Paul's second customer is a man working for Lionel Fellowes. Joan hints to Sonia and Brenda that she's managed to dispose of the tape. Brenda comments that she wouldn't be so pleased with herself if she knew about the other copy. When questioned by Ann, Minnie demands a family open day and work release scheme in return for information about Joan's involvement in "all the rackets going".


    The credits broadcast on the first run on Granada were different and appeared to be the same as for episode (406), including the same misspelling of Randy/"Jenny", who does not appear in the episode.

    Script Editor: Fay Rousseaux
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Andrew Kennedy, Alister Webb

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