Stan warns Bobbie about Len Murphy. Lou is conned by a handsome stranger. And Joan coerces Ray into arranging an accident for Reb.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 21 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:51

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Stanley ~ Brian James
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Edie ~ Marian Heathcote
Len ~ Maurie Fields
Ray Proctor ~ Alex Menglet
Chris ~ Gregory Ross
Sarah Higgins ~ Nell Johnson
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Officer Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Junior Officer Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Handsome Stranger ~ John Preston
Restauranteur ~ Mark Mitchelle
Doctor ~ David Bergin
Nurse No. 1 ~ Marion Lang (?)
Nurse No. 2 ~ Nancy Finn

  • Written by Christopher Milne & Alister Webb
  • Directed by Colin Budds
  • Some of the other women see Bobbie's face for the first time at breakfast: Judy tells them to ask Myra what happened. Ann tells the officers that Sarah Higgins will be held in isolation. Joan is sent to find Stan, as Ann wants to interview him about the smuggling. Myra tells the women she's fed up of the women's ingratitude and she isn't going to apologise for bashing Bobbie. Bobbie defends Myra, saying she thinks she was right to bash her. Joan finds Stan and tries to revive him with the kiss of life. Phil meets his friend Chris in a bar. He's a counsellor at the University and he agrees to talk to Meg in the guise of just being a friend. Reb sucks up to Myra with a very dubious argument that children need to be bashed to feel needed. Bobbie feels responsible for Stan's heart attack, thinking he saw her dope plants. Joan offers the usual cold comfort, saying that Stan is very unlikely to recover, then softens and describes how Stan's heart stopped until she revived him. Len Murphy arrives as a replacement officer and asks to sign the get well card for Stan as he knows him. Joan is disappointed to hear Len mouthing platitudes about rehabilitation. Myra thinks she has heard Len's name and Judy suggests she should ask the PRG to check him out. Joan clears Ray over the smuggling by saying that she personally searched him and found no contraband. Ray can't believe his luck, but it turns out Joan wants a favour in return . Sarah Higgins is interviewed by Ann : she has been charged with taking bribes from prisoner in return for early release. She refuses to admit she's a criminal and reminds her of the "favour" she did for Bobbie. Len asks Bobbie who gave her the black eye and offers to defend her if she needs it. Sarah Higgins is taken to isolation and shocks Meg by her ideas that sterilisation is the only way to stamp out criminality. The women find out there's a mystery prisoner. A "handsome stranger" approaches Lou in a park and offers to buy her dinner. The women hear the news about Sarah Higgins, no attempt at all having been made to confiscate any of their radios. Len finds out Judy used to run the "home for weak women" and makes other disparaging remarks about it. Lou looks in her handbag in the powder room and finds that her new friend has run off with all her money. The restaurant owner gets suspicious and holds Lou while he calls the police. Len starts prying: he finds out from Meg that Judy is lesbian. Joan tells Ray to arrange an accident for Reb and when he protests, she demonstrates she can frame him at any time by showing him the contraband she has already put in his shoulder bag. Bobbie visits Stan, who becomes very agitated when he mentions Len Murphy and warns her to stay away from Len as he's a "wicked sadistic man" and a "brutal killer".


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