The Fellowes gang chew over what to do about Sonia and Bobbie. Myra nurses her anger with Gloria. Margo returns to Wentworth all ears.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 09 January 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:32

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Kay Desmond ~ Sally-Anne Bourne
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Kurt Renner ~ Ray Meagher
Keith Scott ~ Jonathon Sweet
Det. Rouse ~ Paul Karo
Uniformed Constable 1 ~ Greg Smith
Uniformed Constable 2 ~ Wayne Hirst
Police Constable ~ Fergus Anderson
Customer ~ Laine Lamont
Truck Driver ~ Chris Anderson
Pantech Man ~ Mark Bradley

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux & Ian Smith
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • The credit for Chris Anderson is not for a new character: he was the driver of the police car in the previous episode and has swapped to driving the truck but is only seen for a few seconds.

    Cass appears in place of Bobbie in the opening mugshot sequence.

    No-one is keen on the idea of Margo being transferred to Wentworth and Cass tells them Margo was dealing drugs to people of Bobbie's age in Barnhurst. Gloria tells them all that Bobbie's cell has been cleared out and they realise that Bobbie has gone along with Sonia. Margo is brought to Wentworth and is surprised that Joan is still working there. Judy demands to see the Governor and is told that Bobbie has been transferred to Barnhurst for her own safety, along with Sonia. This last piece of news at least cheers up Judy. Doreen uses the PA to announce Joan's transfer to the North Pole. Cass mopes around as she misses Bobbie and feels she has no mates any more. Myra tries to convince the women to start a go slow to improve conditions, and has to warn Margo when she offers to peddle drugs. Pixie panics and gives herself up when two policemen walk into the shop where she is working. Inspector Rouse questions Phyllis: she gets her story mixed up and is told that Cheryl is now able to speak about the incident and has already given the police the full story. Joan has been present during the interview and takes the opportunity to get Phyllis on her side against Reb. Joan finds the women in the laundry aren't working: Myra explains why and tells her to pass their demands on to the Governor. Ann is told that Bobbie and Sonia didn't arrive at Barnhurst. Kay goes to Wentworth to visit Gloria. Pixie is brought back to Wentworth and still seems a bit in the dark about what has happened: she asks Colleen whether or not she gave her permission to get married. Joan collects Myra for a visit from Kay, even though she knows it is Gloria Kay has come to visit. The women see a report of Sonia and Bobbie's "escape" on TV. Margo taunts Judy and Pixie about their relationship, and is put to share a cell with Pixie, objecting furiously to the other "pink" half of the cell. Joan demands information from Margo about the drugs trade in Barnhurst and Fellowes' involvement in it: she suspects Margo has been transferred to Wentworth to open up new markets. Joan warns Margo that she doesn't intend to let Fellowes get any sort of foothold in Wentworth. Pixie seems distracted and preoccupied - even more so than usual. Sonia and Bobbie are locked in a warehouse near Sydney. Phyllis tries to run a book but Myra, who is now top dog, won't let the women bet. Joan catches Reb handing money to Phyllis and confiscates it, implicating Gloria for lagging on the scheme. Sonia is taken alone to see Renner, leaving Bobbie behind. Renner tells her she has been captured to exchange for Eddie. Myra tests out Judy's theory that Joan is setting her up to be caught bashing Gloria. When she finds her cleaning a corridor on her own, Myra goes to a cell and makes a loud noise by slamming a peephole: Joan duly turns up on cue. Sonia asks Renner to take her on after he's dealt with Eddie: Renner tells his associate Keith to get rid of Bobbie.


    Every time "Prisoner" took an outing to Sydney, they made sure to get a shot of one of the famous landmarks in as soon as possible. Here it is the turn of the Harbour Bridge which can be seen from Kurt Renner's panoramic office view .

    Script Editors: Ian Smith, Fay Rousseaux
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Ray Kolle, Betty Quin, Christine Madafferi, Ysabelle Dean

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