Ettie is arrested in the bank robbery. Ann threatens to send Myra to Blackmoor. Joan tells Ann that she has just bashed Ruth.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 11 September 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 34 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:45

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Nora ~ Sonja Tallis
May ~ Billie Hammerberg
Willie ~ Kirsty Child
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Ruth ~ Lindy Davis
Daphne ~ Debra Lawrance
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Mrs Hartley ~ Aileen Britton
Jenny ~ Jenny Lovell
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Fed. Cop No 1 ~ Scott Lucey
Fed. Cop No 2 ~ Chris Hallam
Simon Durrant ~ Vic Hawkins
Lionel Fellowes ~ Will Deumer
Frank Richards ~ Marcus Eyre
Dr Raymond ~ Les Tyrell
Bank Teller ~ Phillip Mushin
Security Officer ~ Richard Stubbs
Policeman No 1~ Justin Gaffney
Policeman No 2 ~ Peter Patay
Customer No 1 ~ James McCrae
Customer No 2 ~ Agnes Malone

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • None of the officers believe that Myra is involved in drugs, and Joan presses for Myra to be transferred. May and Nora confront Ruth about the set-up on Myra, but Ruth lays suspicion on Lou, and reminds them that Myra herself could be peddling drugs after all. Mrs Hartley is petulant when Jenny decides to go out to dinner with Pippa and Ann. Mervin invites Joyce round to his "apartment", but gets so excited he sprays her hair with champagne. Myra hallucinates that Dennis is appearing in a horror film (or has had a raspberry trifle thrown at the side of his face) . Julie figures out that Lou and Ruth are working together and only want everyone to think they are enemies. Mervin and Joyce keep bumping into each other in Mervin's tiny flat, so Joyce turns down the chance to try out his folding bed. Jenny has dinner with Ann and Pippa, but is called home by her grandmother's doctor. Joyce surprises Meg by telling her she thinks she is about to agree to move in with Mervin. Dr Raymond tells Jenny that her grandmother is not really ill, but is faking to keep Jenny from leaving her alone. Lexie has a go at Julie for her accusation against Ruth. Jenny realises she has wasted years of her life, and declares her grandmother will have to take account of her wishes from now on. Mervin calls round to see Joyce to apologise for messing up their date. Ruth uses the tapped phone line to lay further suspicion on Myra, claiming that she got her own daughter hooked on drugs. Ann puts her foot down and tells Pippa she won't have her sleeping with Simon in her house. Nora delivers a tray to Myra in the infirmary and lets her know of thier suspicions. Mrs Hartley refuses to admit she's been faking when Jenny confronts her. The Federal officers play the tape to Ann, and also give her a file on their investigation into Ruth own business activities. Ettie makes a mess of holding up a bank : she offers the teller her shopping list instead of the note telling him to "stick 'em up". When the police arrive at the bank, Ettie shoots one of them by accident as she tries to demonstrate that her gun isn't loaded. Mrs Hartley gets a letter from her daughter Harriet, which she refuses to open and tells Jenny to destroy it, Ann questions Myra about the drugs: Myra complains Ann has had it in for her ever since she tried to frame Joan. Pippa collects her boyfriend Simon from the airport: she seems taken aback when he tells her he's left his wife. Ann asks the officers to keep Ruth's involvement with child pornography from the women: Joan immediately goes to Ruth and bashes her, ignoring Ruth's threat to publish incriminating photos of Joan picking up drugs from a courier . Meg takes a call at the prison that Ettie has been arrested for armed robbery and the attempted murder of a policeman. Joan bursts into Ann's office, admits what she's done and challenges Ann to sack her .


    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 Ulster Monday 11th August 1997 23:40; Meridian Tuesday 05 May 1998 23:45