Yemil thwarts the plan to force-feed her, and her husband arrives at Wentworth.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 08 May 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 32 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Len ~ Maurie Fields
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Chris ~ Gregory Ross
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Yemil ~ Maria Mercedes
Ahmed ~ George Harlem
Dr Goldstein ~ James Taylor
Alison Webb ~ Pat Forbes
Fred ~ Tony Garrity
Ron ~ Marcus Eyre [R]
Off. Bailey ~ Maureen Edwards
Detective ~ Gary McConville
Policewoman ~ Carolyn Kennett

  • Written by John Orcsik & Betty Quin
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • The farewell party for Aussie continues, with vol-au-vents from Ray. Marlene makes a speech in praise of "a very special roach". Chris takes Meg to the police to report the attack on her. Myra tries to persuade Yemil to give up her hunger strike calling it selfish and narrow-minded. Meg is shown the mugshot book and identifies almost the first picture she sees: it is Bernard Mulhare (alias Trog). Marlene tells Bobbie she's a virgin as all her boyfriends treated her as "one of the fellahs". Sam hears from Judy about Myra's last escape and is obviously considering escaping when Judy tells her she has no chance getting Len to give her permission for a visit to her mother. At breakfast next morning, Sam suggests the women make up a teaching aid for the deaf children - some sort of robot perhaps. Marlene finds that Yemil has only been pretending to eat, so the women go to Yemil's cell and try to force feed her. Geoff and Matt decide to go on strike until they are allowed to work indoors. Lexie is brought to Wentworth on remand for larceny: Joyce is amused by her Boy George getup and her protestations of innocence. She tells Len she was framed and won the money at cards fair and square. After another attempt by the social worker to frighten her into having an abortion with the possibility that she might have a Down's syndrome child, Meg sees an obstetrician and is told she may have been pregnant longer than she thinks. Yemil's husband Ahmed visits Wentworth, and Joyce eventually realises who he wants to see. Lexie and Bobbie already know each other. Yemil finds out her visitor is her husband, and refuses to see him. Marlene gets a bit jealous about Lexie's friendship with Bobbie and tries to annoy her by calling Boy George a "pooftah". Geoff offers to help Sam build the robot. Yemil runs into the rec room screaming at Myra as she thinks she told the officers who she is. Geoff gets Joan to arrange for the men to work indoors in return for his information on Len. Myra asks Joyce to arrange for Yemil's husband to visit again as she wants to talk to him. Workmen arrive at Wentworth to exterminate cockroaches. Bobbie gets work release arranged by Len starting the following day. Marlene is disappointed to find that Len has also agreed to move her and Bobbie to share a cell with Lexie. Joan and other officers go to Len with demands that they will not supervise the men working outside. Marlene sets Aussie free in the grounds. The "workmen" plant a gas canister under one of the beds in the men's cell . Myra is no pleased to find out from Geoff that he's made a deal with Joan to get rid of Len. Lexie tries to make friends with Marlene by letting her win at cards. Myra has obviously read Poe's story "The purloined letter" and decides to "hide" the master key by sticking it to the collage in the rec room. Bobbie is annoyed to find Lexie playing cards with Marlene and wants to know what's going on. Matt seems jealous that Geoff had been talking to Pixie in the rec room. As the men are sleeping in their cell, the timer mechanism starts to release the gas.


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