Prisoner: Cell Block H

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

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Aired Unknown Mar 20, 1979 on Network Ten
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Bea and the girls find out about Franky's plans to get paroled and live on the farm so they try to rile her into blowing her chances. Marilyn gets a job at a hotel but she is demoted after beauty consultant Helen Masters complains about her and then quits after being sexually harassed by her boss. She goes back on the game to buy Eddie a birthday present, prompting them to have a row and she walks out on him. Helen Masters is sent to Wentworth charged with manslaughter after her car is used in a hit-and-run. At first she is to be bailed but when she tries to skip the country the police send her to jail. She finds it hard to settle in, tormented by Vera and teased and bullied by the other prisoners. Finally, she announces she is withdrawing her bail application and intends to make as much trouble as possible while she is in Wentworth.moreless

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  • Frankly, Franky Flips.

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    Marilyn finds life on the outside even more difficult, as she gets job at a hotel, but is demoted after a complaint, and then she quits after being sexually harrassed by her boss. She then goes on the game, and has a row with Eddie, and she leaves him. Meanwhile, the woman who complained, Helen Masters, is charged with a hit and run when her car is identified, initially she is bailed, and then tries to flee the country, but is soon detained at Wentworth. Meanwhile, the women learn of Franky's desire for parole, and set out to ruin them, which agitates Franky more, especially when Vera pushes her over the edge, and she vows to cause as much trouble as possible.moreless
Peta Toppano

Peta Toppano

Karen Travers (Eps 1-80)

Mary Ward

Mary Ward

Jeanette "Mum" Brookes (Eps 1-16, guest star 30-33, 61-67, 199-204)

Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

Lynn Warner (Eps 1-44)

Elspeth Ballantyne

Elspeth Ballantyne

Officer Meg Jackson / Morris

Carol Burns

Carol Burns

Freda "Franky" Doyle (Eps 1-20)

Val Lehman

Val Lehman

Bea Smith (Eps 1-400)

Louise Pajo

Louise Pajo

Helen Masters

Guest Star

Dean Carey

Dean Carey

Room Service Boy

Guest Star

Susan Cholewick

Susan Cholewick

Kitchen Hand

Guest Star

John Arnold

John Arnold

Doug Parker

Recurring Role

Barry Michael

Barry Michael

Mr Guthrie

Recurring Role

Belinda Davey

Belinda Davey

Sister

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    • Original Australian transmission: Tuesday 20 March 1979 20:30 ATV-0 Melbourne

      Original UK regional ITV transmissions
      YTV Monday 26 November 1984 23:00
      TVS Friday 29 November 1985 22:30 Back in 3 weeks
      TSW Thursday 19 March 1987 23:10
      Central Sunday 10 May 1987 23:45
      Thames Friday 14 August 1987 00:00 (Thursday night)
      Anglia Thursday 28 January 1988 23:05
      Scottish Monday 8 February 1988 23:05
      Granada Monday 7 March 1988 23:05
      Tyne Tees Thursday 26 May 1988 23:05 Back in 2 weeks
      Border Friday 29 July 1988 23:35
      HTV Monday 19 September 1988 23:35
      Grampian Monday 3 October 1988 23:35
      Ulster Monday 11 December 1989 00:30 (Sunday night)
      Channel Not screened

      Central (repeat) Monday 22 March 1993 00:25 (Sunday night)

      Channel 5 (UK) airdate: Tuesday 8 April 1997 04:40

    • This episode marked the first appearance of Terry Gill as Detective Grace.

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