Joan finally triumphs over Colleen. Someone wants Paul Reynolds out of the way, and Judy is accused of molesting Belinda.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 12 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:47

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Rick Manning ~ Andy Anderson
Charles Harnsworth ~ Tom Lake
Off. Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Off. Barfield ~ Delva Hunter
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Mike Slater ~ Ross Vernon
Mr Schumann ~ Mark Zandle
Miss Shrewsbury ~ Lorelei Tait
Ralph Cranton ~ Mark Morrisey
Miranda Denis ~ Christine Ashman
Mrs Burton ~ Marcia McArthur
Fred McDonald ~ Marcus Eyre
Detective ~ Gus Cornelissen
Policeman ~ Adrian Benson
Policewoman ~ Fran Mannix
Waiter ~ Andrew Blazsanyik
Fred's Driver ~ Colin McDonald 

  • Written by James Simmonds
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • Reb Kean is actually credited as "Rebbecca". I have assumed that Mike "Slator", Miss "Shrewbury" played by "Lorelie" Tait and Mrs "Button" are also misspellings.

    Minnie reassures Cass when she panics at the sight of Rick. Inspector Thorne questions Colleen: when Joan finds out she stays on instead of going home. Sonia hints that Judy stabbed her in the hearing of the other women. Joan tells Inspector Thorne she didn't see the accident and that the man was already dead when she arrived on the scene. Colleen is taken to the station to make a statement . Judy suggests that Belinda is watched around the clock to prevent her having a chance to attack Sonia: Bobbie volunteers to follow Belinda. Inspector Thorne tells Colleen there are two witnesses to the accident including one who they haven't managed to trace. Ann gives Paul a book to return to Colleen as a pretext to find out what's going on at Wentworth. Sonia asks Belinda to spy on the women for her. Colleen recognizes Rod Lewis, the witness to the accident from photos. Sonia wakes up as Belinda is just about to stab her. Paul meets Meg outside Wentworth and tells her he has to attend a line-up to identify the man who broke into his shop. The Minister makes Colleen take leave of absence: Colleen gives him the reports on Joan and tells him to read them before making a decision on her replacement. Officer Barfield admits she left Cass unattended with Minnie's meal. The Minister is convinced that this lets Joan off the hook for poisoning Minnie and makes Joan Acting Governor . Joan takes the earliest opportunity to take a tour of inspection: she announces that security will have to be tightened and the prisoners will have to accompanied when they move around the prison. Joan tells Cass she's to evaluated for transfer to a psychiatric hospital. Reb Kean and Minnie are sentenced and brought back to Wentworth in the same van: Minnie had been sentenced to a year and Reb seven years. Mr Schumann takes Pixie for dinner, where she pockets some chocolates and cigarettes. Ann sends her male physiotherapist packing as she feels he is cold and unsympathetic. Pixie helps a couple in the shop and recognizes the man as Ralph, her fourth (?) husband: the woman overhears them discussing their marriage and storms out. Paul is told to attend an identification parade. Joan sends Pixie to solitary for smuggling goods into prison and stops her work release. Meg tells Ann about Joan's promotion. Judy follows Belinda and takes the scissors off her : Meg walks in and Belinda accuses Judy of molesting her. Paul is followed home and shot outside his front door by a man working for Lionel Fellowes. 


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