Myra's escape plan is further hindered by Reb, who gets her drugs in only to lose them again. Ann meets an old friend.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 02 February 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 29 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:46

Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Rachel ~ Kim Trengove
Leigh ~ Virginia Hey
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Dad "Bluey" Parker ~ Cliff Ellen
Albie Parker ~ Peter Finlay
Charlie Grayson ~ Darryl Pellizzer
Mr. Schumann ~ Mark Zandle
Seymour Crosby ~ Louis Carter
James Walker ~ Noel Maloney
Pompous Lady ~ Jennifer Hearne
Off. Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Gate Guard Bob ~ David Bickerstaff
Drug Contact ~ Trish Mulholland
Male Visitor ~ Malcolm Sim
Lady ~ Margaret Stephenson

  • Written by Beverly Phillips and Coral Drouyn.
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • [Thanks to Tim Coward for transcribing the credits for me]

    The women prepare for the fete: Judy gets her gay bunting in a twist . Pixie gets Joyce to let her stay behind after work to use the sewing machine. Leigh confronts Reb in the rec room and stabs one of the pins into her hand, telling all the women to leave her alone. Cass takes Rachel under her wing and introduces her to the other women. Joan catches Pixie sewing, but is more concerned to come to collect her to see Ann, as she is to be told her release has been approved. Judy warns Leigh not to cut herself off from the other women. Cass gets hints on flirting from Bobbie. Ann gives the staff instructions on security for the fete, but refuses Joan's request that the officers are armed for the fete. The women set up the stalls outside in the grounds . Reb sees Pixie giving Myra the cushion with her dress in it and realises Myra is planning to escape. Leigh refuses to let her solicitor mention the blue movies she made at her trial: he tells that her manager may never have had them, despite his threats to use them against her. Cass alarms Charlie by her forward behaviour when she tries out her newly learnt flirting technique on him. Pixie reads Ann's hand in her fortune telling tent and predicts a tall dark handsome stranger: Wally turns up on cue minus his beard (though he fits the description at no other point). A customer hides cocaine in one of Reb's plant pots. Wally offers to help Myra with Kay but it doesn't change her mind about getting out. Pixie lifts a visitor's pass from one of her customers. Mr Schumann turns up at the fete to offer Pixie her old job back. Bobbie steals a purse. Myra breaks into the shed to change: Reb locks her in, so Myra has to break out with a pick-axe. Reb can't find Joan to tell her about Myra's hiding place and returns to her stall to find that Cass has sold the pot with the drugs to her brother. Joyce interrupts Pixie handing over the pass to Myra under cover of a fortune telling session, but can't see her face for her huge hat. Myra starts off to walk to the gate, and Bobbie stages a faint to cover for her when she sees a man set off to follow her. Myra is stopped by Leigh, who recognizes her dress, but lets her continue when she realises what is going on. Myra is stopped again outside the gate by the man following her, but he only wants to admire her hat and offer her a lift.


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