Lou makes plans to get rid of Stan; Heather and the women plan to dispose of Joan; and Peter Wright makes a surprising revelation to the police.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 09 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:42:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Angel ~ Kylie Foster
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Dot ~ Alethea McGrath
Stanley ~ Brian James
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Ray ~ Alex Menglet
Police Surgeon ~ Douglas Hedge
S.O.S. Policewoman ~ Sue Formby
Police Sergeant ~ Peter Black
Photofit Artist ~ Gus Coelissen
Constable ~ Alan Bowles
Policeman No. 1 ~ Gary McConville
Policeman No. 2 ~ Bill Fozz
Heather ~ Victoria Nicolls
A spare policeman who isn't Bill Binks

  • Written by Andrew Kennedy & Christine Milne
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • I wonder who these reprobates in the mugshot book really are?

    Lou and Alice are pulled off Diedre by Judy and Myra, and Lou has her head held in the steam press. Diedre is knocked out, and Reb finds her unconscious. Ann persuades Meg to report the rape. As they clean Diedre up, Reb apologises and Diedre and Reb make up. Angela is ignored by Judy and Myra, apart from to have her face slapped by Myra when she throws something to attract their attention. Meg gives a statement to a woman police officer, but the male officer makes slighting comments about her delay in reporting the rape. Joan breaks up the happy family reunion and tells Diedre to pack up as someone (...who?) has paid her bail and she is to be released. Stan tells Edie he has a job at Wentworth: she assumes he means as an officer, and he does not contradict her. Angel throws a tantrum when no-one will let her sit with them at dinner: Joan makes her clean up the mess with her bare hands. Meg does a photofit of her assailant (which results in a Michael Redgrave lookalike). Heather tells Myra Joan hasn't yet been charged with trafficking, and Judy suggests they try to set Joan up for sexual harassment of a prisoner, but even though Marlene manages to make up with Bobbie, she refuses to be the target. Meg is alarmed by the police surgeon's warning that she has been tested for venereal disease (without her knowledge?) Angel makes a snide remark to Meg hinting that she knows something about her rape. Stan tries again to tell Edie he's only a gardener but she's got it into her head that he's an officer and has already told her friends. Joan brings an old friend back to laundry - Pixie . Stan asks if he can have his old uniform. Pixie tells Judy she was arrested and got a three month sentence for shop-lifting a brooch, because she was distracted by a "gorgeous" man who was a store detective. With a sad irony, Pixie tells the women she had visited Cass, but she doesn't remember much about Wentworth. Meg tells Phil she has been raped, and he immediately reaches out to grab hold of her. Pixie agrees to help with the plot against Joan, but Lou overhears the details of the set-up. Stan is called to fix one of the driers and is nearly mown down by Lou with the laundry trolley. Lou lags to Joan about the setup plot in return for her promise to get Nev into Stan's job. Meg picks out Peter Wright on an identity parade, but is told he alleges that she had sex with him willingly. Lou's attempt to collect Fran and Alice to fix Heather is prevented by Reb: the set-up goes ahead. Judy and Myra strip Joan though a smirk from Joan makes Judy wonder for a moment if Joan is aware what's going on. Marlene goes to fetch Ann. Heather pretends to be unlocking the cell and lets Ann into the cell to see what is going on. Joan denies the charge: Heather realises it is not going to work and immediately takes the blame. Phil tells the police officer he thinks he saw Peter Wright leaving Meg's flat the night before the rape. Ann is furious at the attempt to set up a fellow officer and dismisses Heather.


    During one of the ad breaks during the Channel 5 broadcast of (484), Pot Noodle extended their sponsorship of the show into a women's prison themed advert . Though it appears to be shot on a set more like the set of Bad Girls ...

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