Rodney Adams has more on his plate than he can handle. The prisoners give him a dunking he will not easily forget.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 01 October 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 39 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:21

Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Marty ~ Michael Winchester
Rodney ~ Philip Hyde
Delia ~ Desiree Smith
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Spider ~ Taya Stratton
Wendy Glover ~ Julieanne Newbould
Lorelei ~ Paula Duncan
Lisa ~ Nicki Paull
Merle ~ Rosanne Hull-Brown
Pamela Madigan ~ Justine Saunders
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Vicki ~ Rebecca Dines
Kath ~ Kate Hood
Sack race announcer
Man outside hotel - I think he is the "Sticky Beak" credited for the previous episode (Rick Ireland).

  • Written by Peter Copeman & Quincey McQuade
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • Spider tells Rodney she still wants to be paid even though the tape is blank, and threatens to inform on him. Lorelei returns from Gran's funeral, blaming herself for what happened: Joan tries to get her to look to the future and look for a job. She even suggests that Lorelei contact the Prison Reform Group. Rita tells the women they will use the tug of war contest to get back at Rodney. Wendy deliberately cheeks Meg to get to see the Governor and tells Ann about the tape recorder planted by one of the officers, but refuses to identify the officer involved as any disciplinary action would blow her cover. The women suspect that the tape recorder was part of an attempt to find out the whereabouts of Lisa's boyfriend. Kath loses her temper with Rodney for failing to get the evidence to clear her: he advises her to give herself up but Kath retorts she would end up in Blackmoor. Joan bursts in on Meg and Wendy in Ann's office, so Meg has to pretend to be administering discipline, though it suspicious in itself that Meg is between the prisoner and the door with her back to it - officers almost always face prisoners with the desk between them. Wendy is not pleased to find that in her absence Lisa has volunteered her to take part in the attempt to fix Rodney. Kath has to calm Rodney down when he seems to take advantage of having her alone in a hotel room. Joan warns Wendy she's keeping an eye on her, and when Ann asks the officers who was responsible for planting a tape recorder in the shower block, Joan realises the information must have come from Wendy. Joan catches Rodney hiding in the staff room, and lets him know she has worked out who planted the tape recorder. Ann tries to call off the operation with Wendy but is ordered by the Department to co-operate with the police. Dan tells Ann he's moving out, which upsets her more than she expected. Merle wins the egg and spoon race. Lisa and Wendy stay inside for the sports contest and make some mud with the dirt that Alice smuggled inside and then smear themselves with it. Rodney is volunteered to be first on the rope for the officers' tug of war team and is pulled headfirst into the mud . When he goes back inside, Wendy and Lisa attack him, tie him up in the rec room, and then clean themselves up. Joan finds Rodney pathetically kicking the cupboard to attract attention: he assumes that his attackers were two women from the tug of war team. Ann repeats her offer to Pamela that she could move into the room in her house, which has become free earlier than she expected. Joan reports the attack on Rodney to Ann, just after she has told the Minster there were no incidents during the sports day. The special afternoon tea for the women is cancelled as a punishment, and the women are locked in their cells. Wendy refuses to give Ann any information about the bashing. The women make a noisy protest aimed at Rodney from their cells. Wendy again offers to help Lisa get a message out to Lester. Lorelei's custody case is moved forward to the following day, thanks to the PRG's intervention. Rodney goes to meet Kath to find the police surrounding the hotel and that Kath has evaded them.


    Story Editor: Gwenda Marsh
    Script Editor: Neil Luxmoore (651)-(653); Pauline Clayton (654); Neil Luxmoore & Pauline Clayton (655).
    Storyliners: Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Bob Greenberg

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