Doreen has a hard time trying to get herself arrested. Myra stands up to Joan and tells her to stop tormenting Sonia.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 01 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:09

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Kevin Stansfield ~ Tiriel Mora
Cheryl Harris ~ Kellie Broomhall
Sarah Webster ~ Fiona Paul
Tim Carter ~ Peter O'Brien
Barry Rockman ~ Chris Milne
Police Constable ~ Gary McConville
Manageress ~ Jenny Jarman-Walker
Joy Black ~ Ginny Geraghty
Policeman ~ John Ramsay
Female Shopper ~ Ellie Nielsen
Francis ~ Wanda Davidson
Tammy ~ Gloria Ajenstat
Jun. Off. Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Demonstrator 1 ~ Val Mills
Demonstrator 2 ~ Tracey Tombs
Demonstrator 3 ~ Susan Gregson

  • Written by Ian Smith & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Myra demonstrates to Sonia that Joan is nothing to be afraid of. Joan thanks her sarcastically for giving her a "new lease of life". Reb takes refuge with Sarah, asks to stay the night and books a flight for the next day. Phyllis tries to stay awake so Cass and Judy don't take the gun from her. Sarah tells Reb her boyfriend is coming soon, but when the doorbell rings it is the police making a house to house search for Reb. Colleen doesn't eat her dinner and has a liquid lunch instead. She confesses to Meg that her life seems empty without her family. Cass tries to get the gun from Phyllis, but Cheryl wakes her up. Kevin pays a friend Tim to find Reb and gives him a list of places she might be: he spots her at Sarah's and is told to keep a watch on the house overnight. Joan suggests Myra is moved away from Sonia, but Ann refuses to countenance a charge. Ann is however persuaded by Joan that she should go home to get some rest. Sarah's boyfriend Barry arrives: Reb introduces herself disguised with a face pack. Colleen tells Meg she doesn't want her to go to her family's funeral as she wants to say her goodbyes alone. Judy gets the gun from Phyllis when she falls asleep, but collapses under the strain, and Phyllis gets it back. Next morning, Phyllis orders them to walk north when Cass says she saw the sun come up and work out from that how to get back to the bus. Tim reports to Kevin: he is told to pose as an electrician to gain entry to the house and open the back door to let him in. Meg tells Rick she is glad he is going to the funeral and is sorry Colleen talked her out of going. Doreen tries shop-lifting clothes, but another shop-lifter is caught instead. Reb gets ready to leave, and runs into Kevin in the kitchen: he orders her to hand over the money straight away. Cass leads Phyllis round in a circle, and manages to overpower her. Judy fires the gun into the air to attract attention. Doreen holds up a woman in a supermarket, but she's an old friend and thinks it's a joke. Kevin roughs up Reb, so Sarah hands over the case where the money is supposed to be, but it is empty. When Kevin turns to Reb, Sarah picks up a knife from the floor. Colleen is upset when Rick comes to see her to apologise for going to the funeral against her wishes. She tells him to go away. Doreen finally succeeds in getting arrested by taking part in a protest against a sex shop and attacking a police officer with a placard. Judy and the others are brought back to Wentworth: Phyllis accuses Cass of the kidnapping. Kevin turns on Sarah and her baby to get Reb to talk. Tim punches him and he falls on the knife Sarah is holding .


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