Tenko (1981–1984)
Some time having passed, social structure in the camp is breaking down, and more women are becoming sick. Some groups refuse to help other groups. Malaria makes its first appearance, and requests for quinine are denied.


Pennant Roberts


Jill Hyem, Lavinia Warner (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Bell ... Marion Jefferson
Stephanie Cole ... Dr. Beatrice Mason
Louise Jameson ... Blanche Simmons
Stephanie Beacham ... Rose Millar
Patricia Lawrence Patricia Lawrence ... Sister Ulrica
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ... Dorothy Bennett
Renée Asherson ... Sylvia Ashburton
Joanna Hole Joanna Hole ... Sally Markham
Jeananne Crowley Jeananne Crowley ... Nellie Keene
Claire Oberman Claire Oberman ... Kate Norris
Emily Bolton ... Christina Campbell
Elizabeth Chambers Elizabeth Chambers ... Mrs. Van Meyer
Ann Queensberry ... Judith Bowen
Karin Foley Karin Foley ... Debbie Bowen
Burt Kwouk ... Capt. Yamauchi


Baby Violet dies and morale is low amongst the prisoners, especially when Judith Bowen, Christina and others go down with malaria, necessitating that sleeping arrangements are switched around to allow for a sick bay. The upheaval leads to Marian overhearing criticism of the quality of her leadership, which she herself begins to doubt. However, at a meeting, she rallies all the women into organizing improvements to their lives. Then two Japanese secret policemen arrive and ask to see her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History | War


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This episode takes place in April 1942. See more »

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19 November 1981 (Australia) See more »

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