Ann tells the confused officers - who didn't know there had been an escape - that Sam has given herself up. Myra gives up on Jan when she hits the bottle again.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 05 June 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 33 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:07

Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Janice ~ Jenny Ludlam
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Kath ~ Michele Sargent
Mrs Phillips ~ Janet Lord
Sally Phillips ~ Jenny Young
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Andrea Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Delivery Man 1 ~ Ron Bingham
Delivery Man 2 ~ Greg Fleet
Gate Guard ~ Brad Lindsay

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • ... but the gun has backfired and badly injured Lou's hand. Myra turns on Kath when Joan tells her Lou was planning to set her up to be caught with Joan's body. Nevertheless, Myra sends her to fetch the sister for Lou. Jan turns up to the dining room drunk to Myra's disgust. Suspicion for making the gun falls on Frank and Ann orders body searches for anyone with access to the workshop. Myra searches the cells but after she has given Jan a lecture and left, Jan goes for a reserve supply of meths hidden under Ettie's mattress. Myra agrees to help Geoff with Sam's escape. However, Frank seems to have worked out the secret purpose of the robot. Jan promises to try and give up the booze when Myra threatens to get an officer to deal with her. Myra seems to fall for Jan's pathetic sob story and says she will try to help her, but she pushes her under a cold shower to sober her up. Joyce returns to work with her arm in a sling. The women are told about escape and Lexie is amazed that Sam seems to be intending to return. Sam finds out that the robot is to be collected within the hour. Ann confides to Dennis that she will be starting a new job outside Wentworth. Frank gets Dennis to let him out of the workshop so he can try to get inside the robot, but Myra meets him in a corridor and detains him with a blast in the face from a fire extinguisher. The workmen load the robot onto the back of a truck. Joyce is sufficiently distracted by Ettie's blathering not to follow up when she notices Sam is missing. Dennis dryly points out to Joan that she won't want the Governor's job as she won't be able to carry a firearm. Jan finds the money Myra took from her and gives it to Alice to get drink for her. Dennis has a message from the deaf school for Sam to thank her for the robot, though her absence still hasn't been noticed. Sam goes to her mother's house - her sister tries to prevent her seeing her mother, but in a face to face confrontation her mother rejects her, saying she didn't want her eighteen years ago and doesn't want her now. Len's trial makes the papers: both the officers and the women are relieved. Ann wants a report from all the officers as Sam has turned herself in at a police station. Sam is brought back and is told she will have to face the VJ: Ann admits she already knew her mother's attitude but didn't tell her because her sister thought she could win her round. Alice gives Jan some meths in a bleach bottle, but Myra arrives in time to recover the money from Alice but then gives it back to Jan, saying she can kill herself with drink if she wants to. Myra tells the women to gang up on Frank to get him to leave the rec room and go to his cell. Ann tells the women they will lose buyup for two weeks for concealing the fact that Sam had escaped. Jan gets stomach cramps after drinking Alice's booze. Myra and Geoff let themselves into solitary and go for Frank. Myra holds up a smoking soldering iron with the words "This is for Pixie..."

    Dennis says "Angela" rather than Andrea Radcliffe, but that could be a line fluff.

    Marlene reads out Len's name as "Leonard Arthur Murphy" but in (511) when Inspector Thorne arrested him, it was given as Leonard Edwin Murphy.


    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Meridian Tuesday 29th July 1997 23:40