Wentworth is evacuated after a bomb threat is received, Joan is set up by Heather and the women, and the rapists enter Meg's flat

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 06 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:34

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Dot ~ Alethea McGrath
Heather ~ Victoria Nicolls
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Angela ~ Kylie Foster
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Barbara ~ Myra de Groot
Mr Montgomery ~ Chris Waters
Det. Insp. Rouse ~ Paul Karo
Debbie Peters ~ Anna Crawford
Peter Wright ~ Alan Pentland
Mrs Taylor ~ Hazel Campbell
News Interviewer ~ Lindsay Edwards
Backpack Cameraman ~ Julian Noel
Masked Intruder ~ Jon Williams
Constable ~ Stephen Hutchinson
Ambulanceman ~ Peter Dade
Ambulanceman ~ Bruce Atkins
Bomb Squad man 1 ~ Michael Anderson
Bomb Squad man 2 ~ Roger Davey
Bomb Squad man 3 ~ Robert Wiseman

  • Written by Jim Simmonds & Noelle Cahill
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • With this episode the lockup officer in the final credits changes from Delva Hunter to Geraldine Girvan

    Ann orders the officers to evacuate the building with only a few minutes to go: the dance team refuse to leave so Ann agrees to stay with them to validate their efforts. Debbie Peters, one of the deaf children, hides rather than leave the building and Meg and a policeman go back inside to try to find her. Ann counts out the final seconds then escorts the women outside. Joan finds Debbie hiding under a bed in one of the cells, but has to chase after her when Debbie runs away. Judy hears that Debbie is missing and goes to find her. Joan corners Debbie in the dining room and Debbie bites her hand to get away from her. Mr Montgomery tries to wriggle out of paying the money: the news reporter and the women put pressure on him to make him change his mind. Judy collapses with exhaustion and Joan has to take Debbie outside and send someone back for her. The empty prison corridors are shown with the sound of the dance marathon music still playing: when the music stops, we can here a regular ticking sound, but it is only the noise made by the loose end of a reel-to-reel tape when it runs out. The bomb squad give the all clear and the women go back inside: Inspector Rouse tells Ann that the man who made the call has been arrested. Angel finds Marlene's Willie Bear sitting on her bed and stabs and slashes at him with a pair of scissors . Peter Wright waits outside Meg's for her to arrive home. Heather asks Myra for help in getting rid of Joan. Phil's arrival at Meg's foils Peter Wright: Phil tells Meg he saw someone leaving as he came up the path. Marlene is worried what has happened to Willy Bear: Angel tells her she saw Bobbie playing with him. Heather puts a bagful of miniatures and pills in one of the lockers. Marlene runs into a wall and accuses Joan of pushing her. When Marlene is taken to the Governor, Heather adds that she has seen Joan bash prisoners on a daily basis since she arrived. Myra tells Reb she has to help Diedre cope with being in prison. Heather gets Bobbie to break into Joan's locker and plants the contraband. Marlene finds the slashed Willie Bear under Bobbie's pillow: Bobbie accuses Angel of setting her up but no-one believes her. Ann tells Heather the Department will not suspend her immediately after their experience over the strike caused by suspending Joan. Meg is set up to find Bobbie high on pills in the laundry: Bobbie claims it was Joan who supplied her with "Ferguson's fun fizzers". Phil volunteers to run (once again) typing classes for the woman. Meg reports Bobbie's condition to Ann. Phil spots that Bobbie is only pretending to be high. Ann asks Meg to stay as a witness while Joan's locker is searched and finds the contraband. She orders Meg to take a statement from every woman in the prison about drug dealing and brutality. Bobbie bashes Angel in the shower block, after a prolonged mutual hair pulling bout. Meg is surprised at home by a masked intruder and opens her front door to escape, only to let in Peter Wright.


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