Joan's plan to frame Myra for assault is foiled when Dennis agrees to do Terri's rounds.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 29 August 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 34 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:01

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Nora ~ Sonja Tallis
May ~ Billie Hammerberg
Willie ~ Kirsty Child
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Ruth ~ Lindy Davies
Daphne ~ Debra Lawrance
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Mrs Hartley ~ Aileen Britton
Jenny ~ Jenny Lovell
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Terri ~ Margot Knight
Mrs Goddard ~ Pam Murphy
Sadie Grimshaw ~ Helene Jacoby
Telecom Man ~ Steven Hutchinson
Fed. Supt. No. 1 ~ Scott Lucey
Fed. Supt. No. 2 ~ Chris Hallam
Bartender ~ Anita Keir
Tammy ~ Gloria Ajenstat
Parish Priest ~ Peter Moon
Billy Thompson ~ Rick Ireland
Sally Morgan ~ Melanie Boxshall

  • Written by Gail Meillon & Alistair Webb
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Thanks to Kim for spotting that Mrs Goddard is not in this episode - her first appearance is in (546).

    Willie's nose is put out of joint when her trading is upstaged by Ruth handing out expensive gifts. Terri agrees to Joan's ideas, or at least enough for her to propose her scheme: she is to witness Joan's "bashing" by Lou or Myra. Ettie plans to give the two punks money and then pretend to rob them: Sadie is the voice of reason advising her of the shortcomings of her plan. Ruth tries to recruit Myra to work for her husband, but Myra tells her that her husband's organisation nearly killed her daughter and warns her not to try dealing drugs in Wentworth. Nora tells Meg she's aware of the dangers of a first pregnancy at her age (42, since you ask) and she knows that the child will be taken away from her at the age of five. Ruth hints to Joan that she can fix Lou and Myra in return for Joan smuggling in drugs. Ann decides not to send Nora to maternity but to keep her where she is and put her on light duties. Meg tells Ann that the second rapist has been sentenced to six years with hard labour. Terri bumps into Myra at muster call and and puts her on a charge with Joan's connivance. Ruth fills Daphne's cell with plants. Ruth's phone is installed. Joan starts to throw her weight around and puts Daphne and Lexie on charges for trivial offences. Ettie gives Billy and Sally money to take home so she can break in and steal it. As a result of Terri's charge, Myra loses phone calls and visitors for a month. Ruth asks Lou for the names of young inmates to be released soon, and to find out who would be interested in buying a bit of grass. May is convinced by Myra's argument for a complete ban on drugs and commits herself to supporting Myra. Ruth is given the key to her phone in return for the names of two of her husband's associates. Ruth pretends to have put in a good word for Daphne without success. Dennis' divorce comes through and he immediately asks Meg for a drink at his place to celebrate. Lexie and Daphne have privileges taken away as a result of Joan's charges: when Joan complains that the penalties are far too light, Ann warns Joan not to be too eager. Myra urges the women not to provoke the officers and insists that the Governor will relax the harsh discipline when she feels she can trust them again. Lou gets a heavying from Myra to warn her not to get involved in bringing drugs inside the prison. Ettie dons cowboy hat and mask to commit burglary, but she's been given the wrong address by the punks. It's a vicarage and the priest looks confused until Ettie declares that she wants to "confess". Jenny is told off by her grandmother, a supposed invalid who gets out of bed when she leaves the room. Jenny plays some Chopin at her grandmother's request to hear the expensive instrument she bought for her, but she breaks out in a fit of whining ("oh Mama! Why?!?" ) when she glimpses a photo of her mother on the top of the piano . Lou gives Ruth the list of names and gets a bottle of perfume in return. Pippa gets a telegram from Simon to say he's paying a visit to Australia and wants to see her. Joan sets up an incident with Myra by forcing her to drop a tray as she is taking meals to solitary. Joan tells Myra that Terri is about to arrive to witness her insubordination, but Terri has been delayed and Dennis is the first on the scene.


    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Script Editor: Ian Smith & Gail Meillon (541)
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Neil Luxmoore, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Meridian Tuesday 14 April 1998 23:40