The women are excited about Ettie's news. Lou finds Sam dead, and with Alice's help tries to make it look like suicide by hanging the body in Sam's cell.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 13 June 1999 04:45
DVD release: volume 33 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:51

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
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
Janice ~ Jenny Ludlam
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Sheila ~ Coleen Hewett
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Andrew Fry ~ Howard Bell
Mr Burton ~ Roy Baldwin
Mrs Latimer ~ Penelope Shelton

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Jan speculates that Ettie is due for $500,00 compensation and Ettie insists that Jan should handle her case. Myra is worried that the women seem to be ignoring her. Ann threatens Sam with psychiatric evaluation, and tells her she is to be retried. Sam is confused and says she can't leave Judy. Jan tries to find out the facts about Ettie's case: about the olny solid fact she gets is that Ettie was born in 1921 and she soon starts to ramble on about her family keeping her out of sight because she wasn't "the full quid". When Judy blames Sam for Ann questioning her about the nature of their relationship, Sam calls her "Mum" by mistake. Lexie takes the opportunity of Sheila having a shower to throw all her clothes in the skip to be washed and to do her up as a Lexie clone. Joan accuses Myra of branding Frank and warns her to stay away from him. Jan presents the papers about Ettie to Ann. Judy gets Sheila to sing "Pixie's Song". Myra is convinced the women are against her and her children have forgotten her on her birthday. Joan taunts Sheila and tells her not to get used to pretty dresses as she'll be in uniform after her trial. Myra asks Ann if she can be transferred to Barnhurst, but the women spring the surprise birthday party in the rec room . Sheila gives Lexie her dress back and returns to wearing her leather jacket. Alice tells Lou that Ray has brandy in the kitchen and is getting drunk after an argument with his boyfriend. Dennis lets Frank out of solitary, but heavies him when he makes a slighting remark about Pixie. Judy gets Myra to come to the rec room by saying that all the women want to tell her something: she is overcome when she finds out about the surprise party. Lou wires the door handle of Myra's cell to the power point, then asks Ettie to tell Myra that there is a surprise present in her cell. Joyce demonstrates her tap dancing skills to entertain the women. Myra leaves the rec room to see Geoff after talking to Ettie, so Lou assumes her plan is working. Ettie remembers she had a message for Myra and tells Sam, who goes to get the present. Alice tells Lou that Ettie has not given the message to Myra, so they follow Sam and find her dead outside Myra's cell . Myra meanwhile is in bed with Geoff. Lou offers to sell Jan a bottle of Ray's brandy. Andrew Fry's bitchy friends reveal to Ann that the real reason for her offer of promotion is to keep her out of harm's way. Judy goes to look for Sam and finds her hanging in their cell .

    Ray is mentioned by Marlene as being involved in the preparations for Myra's party.

    Tammy is seen dancing closely with "Ros" at the party.

    Sam's picture of Myra


    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Meridian Tuesday 2nd September 1997 23:55