Paul Reynolds is charged with producing pornography. Arthur's family decide that they would like Lizzie to live with them permanently.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 25 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:54

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
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Brenda ~ Carmen Warrington
David ~ David Waters
Charles Harnsworth ~ Tom Lake
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds
Don Baxter ~ Alan Lee
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Det Sgt Brooks ~ Ian Cuming
Mary Adler ~ Bev Hay
Prosecuting Barrister ~ Clive Hearn
Phillip Goldsmith ~ David Kendall
Shirley Mills ~ Lyn Semmler
Police Sergeant ~ Peter Black
Judge ~ Arthur Barradell-Smith
Sen Det Clark ~ Ian Mumby
Jun. Off. Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Intruder ~ Trevor Kilgour
Male Customer ~ Steve Lane
Stenographer ~ Joan Fry
Driver ~ Frank Sheeran

  • Written by Lex Van Os & Liddy Holloway
  • Directed by Mark Piper
  • As if being bumped off weren't bad enough, Mary Adler's name is misspelt "Alder" for her last credit.

    Minnie tells Ann about the tape and that Sonia has another copy of it. Lizzie is disgusted when Minnie tells the women about this later, as she thinks it amounts to lagging. Judy defends Minnie and says that anything is justified if it will put a stop to Sonia and Joan. When Sonia is questioned she demands immunity from prosecution and maximum remission before she will hand the tape over. Minnie herself appeals to Lizzie while she is in her cell rinsing her knickers and convinces her that Bea would have done the same. Sonia tells Brenda to recover the tape. Lizzie gets a censored letter from Bea. The drug drop is confirmed by a coded message on the prison radio, so Sonia and Brenda pack up the money along with a code-name for Joan ("Bulldog"!!) to be used in case of trouble. Paul disturbs an intruder at his studio and inadvertently locks him in, and next morning finds his door open. Brenda phones her contact with instructions for the tape to be passed on to Don. Arthur asks Ann to arrange for Lizzie's parole, so she can live with the family. The police arrive at Paul's studio with a search warrant and find child pornography and charge him. Wally phones Ann to let her know what's going on. Ann calls in the Minister over the tape, who suggests an inquiry is started immediately, as he's busy that afternoon. Minnie suggets a contact for Lizzie on the outside that she might like instead of the usual old people's social groups. Brenda attempts to double-cross Sonia by telling her the tape is ruined. Joan accuses Sonia of making false accusations, and Sonia is forced to deny any knowledge of the tape when the Minister questions her. Brenda puts the money out with the garbage to be collected. Shirley and Scott give evidence at Judy's trial and a police officer says she admitted killing Hazel. Judy's protests at this nearly lead to her being charged with contempt of court. Joan mocks Minnie after her climbdown over Sonia and gloats in the laundry to rub Minnie's nose in it further. David shows Scott a photo of his mother , telling him that his mother brought him up alone. He puts his ideas about "helping" the women into practice and has a friendly chat to Mary . He tells her he'll try to think of a solution for her problem of being stuck inside for years with no hope of getting out. Brenda shows Sonia the drugs and the printing plates for the licences . A stranger approaches Joan as she is on her way home from work offering to sell her a copy of the tape .


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

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