Lou goes to solitary for telling the media about the men. Meg is shattered to hear of Philip's death. The women discover that the men will be joining them for recreation periods.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 11 April 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 32 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:46

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Len ~ Maurie Fields
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Ray Proctor ~ Alex Menglet
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Officer Bailey ~ Maureen Edwards
Geoff Macrae ~ Les Dayman
Frank Burke ~ Trevor Kent
Matt Delaney ~ Peter Bensley
William Coleby ~ Hu Pryce
Norm Barry ~ Bill Johnston
Bob Miller ~ Lindsay Edwards
Mr Potter ~ Ian Smith
Susie ~ Suzanne Heywood
Kath ~ Michele Sargent
Alice ~ Lois Collinder

  • Written by Sally Webb
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Pixie suggests idenitying the fastest cockroach with a dab of nail polish on its back. Reb optimistically attacks the security gate lock with her plastic comb. Judy pretends to want drugs to make Lou admit she's got them and warns her to stop dealing or she'll tell Myra. Joyce is phoned at home by the reporter Reb contacted and stupidly confirms to the press that men are held in Wentworth. Lou sneaks away before lights out and lets Reb out. Myra asks Len to be put on kitchen duty next day. Reb manages to get back to her cell just before Len locks it. Sam suggests to Judy that they could try to brighten up the rec room with some "art" from all the women: perhaps they could paint a mural. Bob Miller reports from outside Wentworth and Joyce comes out to tell him Mr Coleby will be arriving shortly . Myra warns Bobbie not to let her note writing to the men in isolation get out of hand. Under relentless pressure from Bob Miller, Mr Coleby is forced to make a statement and tells Joyce he holds her responsible for the leak to the press. Joyce assumes that it was Lou who contacted the press and puts her in solitary. Lou attacks Joyce physically and has to be pulled off by Officer Radcliffe. Frank taunts Matt for being a "pretty boy". Len gives the men working in the garden a hard time, until Geoff lets him know he remembers what happened to Kevin Wilson in Woodridge and that a second death might be a bit hard for him to explain. Pixie's father visits her and brings along his "friend" Susie to see her: she is affronted and tells them the relationship is "unnatural" and calls him an "adulterer". Myra catches Bobbie about to take some pills and makes her hand them over. While taking out some kitchen rubbish, Myra meets Geoff in the grounds but she assumes he is being fresh (he does after all refer to her as a "female") and gives him the cold shoulder. Mr Coleby visits Ann in hospital and appals her by his concern to get her back to work rather than for her - or Meg's - welfare. Meg asks to see Phil again, so Ann is forced to tell her that he is dead. Reb advises Myra to be even tougher on the women - and promises to stand by her. Joan accuses Len of only being interested in helping Bobbie as an ego trip, or is it perhaps for some other more sinster reason? Marlene's cockroach wins his first race. In a brawl between the male prisoners provoked by Frank Burke, Officer Bailey gets punched and knocked out by accident. The women watch Mr Coleby's interview on television. After finding out that most of the other women already knew that Lou was dealing drugs, Myra resigns as top dog and names Reb as her successor.


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