The women organise a petition lobbying for Hannah to be granted residency in Australia. Ann hears Jonathan's tape concerning Meg. Bobbie is in great danger from Cass.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 26 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 29 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:33

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Jonathon Edmunds ~ Bryan Marshall
Pop Milsom ~ Ron Shand
Rachel Milsom ~ Kim Trengove
Steve Lockhart ~ Bill Fox
Charlie Grayson ~ Daryl Pellizer
Doctor Stewart ~ Alan Stewart
Trevor Priest ~ Paul Young
Stunt Driver (Trevor) ~ Glen Ruehland
Stunt Victim (Pop) ~ Mark Hennessy
Uniformed Police Sgt ~ Bert Cooper
Ambulance Driver (actual) ~ Michael Bennett
Ambulanceman ~ Peter Sinclair

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Colin Budds
  • I have assumed that Daryl "Pelizzer" is a mistake.

    When challenged by Myra, Reb admits she set her heavies on Hannah, and recruits Phyllis to help in a deal and get back at the "goodies". Erica arrives to see Ann and Joan points out the reporter from the Dispatch waiting in reception. Ann tells Meg she knows about Meg and Jonathan, but she only means the story he fed her about the two of them not seeing eye to eye in the way the women are treated. The women decide to get up a petition to support Hannah: Judy is determined that everyone will sign it, but Reb says she and Phyllis aren't going to. Steve Lockhart has received calls from people who think they might be Hannah's relatives, but Erica won't let him see her. He also says in front of Erica that the call came from Wentworth and seems to assume it was from Ann. Rachel tells Rick she's worried about her father overdoing things for a man of his age. As the women are signing the petition in the laundry, Joan confiscates it, but Judy asks Meg what she thinks about the idea and she says she thinks it's a great idea and takes it to Ann to sign. Ann asks Judy if she tried to make another call, but she says she didn't. Joan objects to Meg undermining her in front of the women, but is forced to climb down when Erica says the women are within their rights to protest. Charlie visits Cass again to give her the sash for "Prize Winning Sow of 1984 - Victorian Pig Breeders Show" that Lucy was given at the show. Myra goes to make Reb sign the petition after Phyllis reminds her that she publicly refused, but it is a set-up, and Reb and Phyllis attack her, though Myra gains the upper hand. Rachel and Rick witness Pop being knocked down in a hit and run accident : he is taken to hospital. The driver fails a breathalyser test and is taken to the police station. A TV phone poll votes three to one in support of Hannah. Rachel is sent home from the hospital after being told her father has to be operated on. Cass reads a letter left by Charlie, but she isn't sure how to react when she finds it's a love letter. Ann tells Meg she would like to know who made the call about Hannah so she could thank her: Meg looks suitably smug. Jonathan reinforces Cass's hatred of Bobbie and tells her she must kill her the same day. Ann tells the women that Hannah may be able to stay and "an old friend at Barnhurst" has been supporting the cause. Cass takes a pair of scissors from the laundry. Jonathan dictates his master plan into a tape recorder: when Ann visits him, he prepares to cover himself by warning of Cass's bottled-up violence. Judy gets a letter from Scott detailing Jonathan's previous unethical conduct, so she goes to Ann to expose him. Ann is unwilling to believe it, but phones the Institute mentioned in the letter as having sacked him for overstepping the bounds. Rick races to hospital after a phone call from Rachel, but finds that Pop has died during an operation. Pixie tells Judy that she knows it was Cass who attacked her believing she was Bobbie. Ann finds Jonathan's Dictaphone and plays it back, giving details of his hypnosis of Meg. When Judy finds out that both Cass and Bobbie have gone to the shower block at the same time, she tells Myra to get an officer as she has to stop Cass.


    Another prison parody advert for Pot Noodle in one of the breaks on Channel 5, this time a role reversed scene from "Midnight express" though this one has a happier conclusion

    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Script Editor: Fay Rousseaux
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Alister Webb, Ysabelle Dean

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-