Amy offers Joan $10,000 to have Julie's sentence increased

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 10 June 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 6 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:49

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Nancy ~ Julia Blake
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Kath ~ Kate Hood
Janet ~ Christine Earle
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Amy Ryan ~ Penny Ramsay
Roach Waters ~ Linda Hartley
Vicki ~ Rebecca Dines
Steve Ryan ~ Peter Hayes
Ida Brown ~ Paddy Burnet
Andrew Hinton ~ Fredric Abbott
Alan Maxwell ~ Peter Flett
James Dwyer ~ James Condon
Bongo Connors ~ Shane Connor
Debbie ~ Ellie Nielsen
Uniformed Policeman 1 ~ Matthew Barker
Stunt Co-Ordinator ~ Glenn Ruehland
Policeman 1 (double) ~ Chris Peters
Policeman 2 ~ Christopher Barry
Policeman 3 ~ Greg Skipper
Policeman 4 ~ Johny Raaen
"George" (Roach's brother) in voice-over when Rita phones him.

  • Written by John Coulter & Ian Coughlan
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • One of the backround prisoners can be seen behind Kath and Alan in the visiting suite apparently comforting her visitor who is in tears. Surely this is the wrong way round?

    Rita returns to the laundry with her hand bandaged (by herself apparently, which shows some dexterity). The women want to sort Kath out immediately, but Rita tells them to wait: instead she decrees that Kath and Janet will be sent to Coventry. Alan visits Kath and brings a photo album with money hidden inside: she snaps at him for not visiting her until she asked him to, but he complains it would have been too depressing for him. Roach and Ida give the money from the robbery to Bongo: he shows no sign of gratitude and even complains that it isn't enough. Alan tells Kath that he's been offered a job in Perth, and he has accepted it. Joan warns Rita and Alice that they'll be transferred to Blackmoor if there's any more trouble from them, and adds that she knows they were responsible for spraying Kath. Kath gives the money to Janet, but flies at her when Janet makes a callous remark telling Kath to shut up about her "dead brat". Ann confronts Joan in front of the Minister, but he sides with Joan after she has offered a sickeningly insincere apology to Ann. Amy Ryan whiles away the cocktail hour reading "The effects of incarceration upon women: a study by Steve Ryan". The police trace Roach and Ida's car and both they and Bongo are caught. Mervin tells Nancy that Uncle Perc has donated his video camera for the women to use. Steve's mother visits Julie to find out from her the identity of the hostile officer mentioned in Steve's thesis (Joan, who else?). Nancy has a go with the camera , but has to stop Rita and the others thinking up ingenious ways of using it to make money or con people. Julie returns to the rec room happy after the visit from Mrs Ryan, thinking that she and Steve have his mother's blessing for their relationship. Kath and Janet pay Vicki for protection, but she still won't commit herself to supporting Kath's move to take over from Rita, telling Kath she's got no chance. Mrs Ryan gives Joan her card as she leaves and asks her to phone her later as she's got a proposal she thinks Joan will find "interesting". Ann tells Rita about Bongo's capture and asks her to keep an eye on Roach, as she and Ida are on their way to Wentworth. Ann makes it clear to Joan that she has no intention of letting her take over the running of the prison while she's Governor. Roach and Ida are inducted: Ida tries to pretend she's innocent and claims she was just a "hostage". Roach recognises Joan, but can't remember immediately where from. Amy Ryan tells Steve about her visit to Julie and pretends she has no objection to their relationship now she's met Julie. Kath is to be Roach's cellmate, but she pulls a knife on Roach when she mentions Rita and says she's a friend. Roach remembers where she's seen Joan before and tells Rita that it was Joan who set fire to the Conqueror's bikes. Rita realises that this means that Joan was indirectly responsible for Slasher's death and phones "George" (Roach's brother) to pass the information on to the Conquerors. Joan meets Mrs Ryan in a park , and is offered $10,000 if she can get Julie a longer sentence. Rita tells the women she's arranged to have Joan's house burnt down, but not in order to kill her, as she wants to take care of that herself.


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Quincy McQuade (621); Alister Webb (622); Quincy McQuade (623); Alister Webb (624), (625)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

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