Myra is shocked by the result of her trial. The women punish Margo for her nasty tricks. And Bobbie's stay in Sydney is doomed.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 15 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:45

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Off. Barfield ~ Delva Hunter
Kay Desmond ~ Sallyanne Bourne
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Prosecutor ~ Colin Vancao
Judge ~ Bill Bennett
Major Ferguson ~ Carl Bleazby
Eddie Stevens ~ Norman Yemm
Kurt Renner ~ Ray Meagher
Mario Menotti ~ Candido Minnitti
Big Boz ~ Rob Baxter
Jack Gordon ~ Glennen Faye
Sleazy Manageress ~ Judith Roberts
Drunk Male ~ Marty O'Neill
Ross Heineman ~ Rod McLennan
Gate Guard Trevor ~ Brad Lindsay
Policeman No 1 ~ Fred Galliver
Policeman No 2 ~ Tom Steele

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux & Betty Quin
  • Directed by Godfrey Philipp
  • The Major tells Joan he wants to go for his test results alone, just in case it's bad news. He tells Joan he knows about Audrey from her brother and understands how she is feeling. Doreen is worried that she still hasn't heard anything about the porridge incident, but Judy points out that if she wants to worry about someone she should spare a thought for Myra. Phyllis tells Margo that Reb is selling her drugs and suggest they frame her when Joan gets back. Colleen gets a call from the estate agent selling her house. Jack tells Bobbie he's missing home and invites her to come back to the country with him. The six person jury hears the prosecution's summing up, which pours scorn on all Myra's claims and calls her "a bitter and jealous woman". Reb hides something in Pixie's locker. Meg tries to lift Myra's spirits and promises to visit her children. The Major tells Joan that the tests show he has leukaemia. Margo is not pleased with the tiny payoff Reb gives her: Pixie blunders in and after they are locked in for the night Margo burns her hand with a cigarette to warn her off. Judy and Doreen see the burn next morning and do not need to be told who did it. Ann tells Meg she waited outside her house for hours after she forgot she had invited her to dinner. Doreen is called to see the Governor after muster but despite her fears she is released and cheers the women up with a final message over the intercom. Myra is sentenced to eight years after finding no evidence of mitigating circumstances. Eddie phones Bobbie but she admits she hasn't been able to get a message to Sonia. Colleen goes out for dinner with Ross Heineman from the real estate office. Myra returns to the laundry and Judy fills her in on what Margo has been up to with Cass and Pixie. Joan goes sight seeing and thinks she sees a familiar face in the distance . Cass holds Margo while Myra stubs out a cigarette in her hand. Rick takes Margo to the sister and says there are far too many accidents happening recently. Mario tells Renner he's seen Eddie talking to Bobbie, and Renner sends Big Boz to find out what Bobbie knows. Bobbie has to tell Jack she can't leave Sydney with him as she needs to see someone first, but he persuades her to meet him the next morning at 10 to catch the bus. Bobbie denies knowing anything about Eddie Stevens but Renner's thug is not convinced tries to beat the information out of her. Margo sets Myra's bed alight and leaves it smouldering. The thug finds Eddie's contact number in Bobbie's handbag. Joan is propositioned in the street but when she turns round her potential customer takes fright and mutters "Bloody hell! Sorry, mate". Colleen realises she doesn't want to live alone when the estate agent tells her he thinks he's find a perfect place for her. Myra finds her bed smoking just before lockup so is unable to do anything about it. Renner makes Sonia phone Eddie to arrange a meeting and even dials the number for her. While on her evening shift, Bobbie is approached by a stranger who gives her a tap on the shoulder. When she turns round she comes face to face with a smirking Joan .


    Script Editor: Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Ray Kolle, Betty Quin, Alister Webb, Christine Madafferi, Ysabelle Dean

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