Geoff and Myra overpower Frank and Lou. The wedding is on rocky ground already, thanks to Matt's transfer.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 01 August 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 34 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:44

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Anita ~ Diane Craig
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Andrew Fry ~ Howard Bell
Mrs Warren ~ Eve Godley
Mr Warren ~ John Proper
Mrs Delany ~ Judith Roberts
Mr Delany ~ Colwyn Roberts
Adam Delany ~ Shane Lee
Julian Cream ~ Don Gray
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Officer Green ~ John Allen
Policeman 1 ~ Bill Binks
Policeman 2 ~ Ian Sprake
Celebrant ~ Leonie Collins
Organist ~ Freddie Gulliford
Photographer ~ David Blackman

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Matt's parents are credited as "Mrs Delaney" and "Mrs Delany" - the latter is his father!

    ...but Myra and Geoff turn the tables on them. Lou manages to escape from the library but Frank doesn't and ends up with another retaliatory kick in the crutch (with a few extra names added to the list of the women it is "for"). When Lexie questions Catholic doctrine on contraception, Anita shrugs and agrees with her, suggesting that she must be a liberation theologist on the quiet. Anita patches Lou up when she returns to her cell after the fight. Judy and Myra help Frank to get medical assistance. Lou rejects Anita's help, saying she doesn't need anyone, though her tearfulness tells another story. Ann gets no sense out of Frank or Geoff about the fight when she interviews them in the infirmary, but Myra lags on Frank to save Geoff's parole, despite Geoff's cries from the other room to try to prevent her. Myra has to admit to Lexie later that she lagged on Frank, but no-one can find it in their hearts to condemn her, although Anita lets Myra know she doesn't approve of violence. Marlene is given her mother's own dress from her wedding in 1960 which turns out to be a perfect fit, and after a honey blond rinse (which apparently has the power of industrial bleach) her hair has returned to its usual colour. Frank is sent to solitary after being restrained by Officer Green and Dennis and sedated by Sister Hall. Bobbie returns - wearing an engagement ring herself. The officers discuss Lou Kelly's bruised face as she is taken through reception to go to court. Joan overhears and assumes they are hinting she is responsible. Andrew Fry from the Deaprtment throws a spanner in the works by visiting to deliver the order that Matt and Frank are to be transferred to a prison farm at Gonella immediately after the wedding. Geoff will stay at Wentworth until his parole hearing is over. Ann lets Mr Fry know how disgusted she is with the Department's ruling. Marlene is upset that she she won't have a first night together with Matt but then decides to put a brave face on it. Following Ann's hints, Pat Slattery "loses" the paperwork to let the wedding go ahead and suggests she might be able to find it again around three in the afternoon. Matt's and Marlene's parents meet for the first time in the grounds. Matt's father gives 200 acres of land as a wedding present. Judy gives Marlene Pixie's lucky cardboard horseshoe (as it obviously worked so well for her). The transfer van arrives but the police officers have to wait. Matt and Marlene are married in the grounds, and read the embarassing vows they have written themselves to each other. After an hour and a half, Pat finds the papers, but when she explains the reason for the deception, the police officers agree to let the newlywed couple have another half an hour together. Joyce is shocked to discover Geoff and Myra snogging behind the marquee. Frank and Matt are transferred, but before he leaves Frank threatens to get even with Dennis some day. Myra catches the bride's bouquet as Judy nudges Lexie and Bobbie out of the way. Marlene decides not to watch the transfer van leaving.

    When Judy refers to "The Rainbow Connection", does she mean the song from "The Muppet movie" (1979)?

    Wedding flowers or possibly a mixed leaf salad?

    Marlene with her bridesmaids


    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Meridian Tuesday 10 February 1998 23:40