The women must cope with elation, anxiety and disappointment during the days before their departure.
Maggie and Mrs. Van Meyer suddenly change their plans after receiving unexpected news.
Marion and Rose take desperate measures when Blanche becomes determined to escape.
The future becomes unsettled with a visit to Changi, a tea-dance at Raffles and a sudden death.
Dorothy spreads ugly rumors when Sally develops a friendship with her nurse.
During Captain Yamauchi's absence, Blanche and Rose are caught trying to retrieve quinine.
Two visitors bring both great upset and welcome relief.
The women return to Singapore to try to pick up the threads of their peacetime lives.
The women are finally liberated, but not everyone welcomes freedom.
Unrest spreads throughout the camp as rumours of the Allies' advance grow.
While the children in the camp have sent young Bobby to Coventry, some of the women have more threatening things in store for his mother, Lilian.
The women wait apprehensively while the Japanese are out in the jungle searching for a missing prisoner.
Rose tries to keep it quiet when she gets a message from the men's camp.
The women seem to have accepted the camp regime, except for Joss.
The women arrive at a new camp and receive a cold reception.
The women internees leave their first camp on face a long trek.
Preparations to celebrate Christmas get under way at the camp.
Blanche's life depends on the prisoners making 500 straw hats in seven days.
After a long march the women are herded into a prison camp and introduced to Tenko, the ritual roll call with a deep bow to the Japanese guards.
The Japanese bomb Singapore; Marion opens her home to refugees; the Japanese capture British survivors trying to escape by sea.
The lives of seven British women in 1941 Singapore are soon to be entwined as the government ignores the threat of Japanese invasion.
The return of an old adversary brings pressure to give evidence.
Sister Ulrica's arrival lets the women confide their growing fears.
As the women try to adjust to freedom, apprehensions about the future begin to unsettle them.
Bureaucratic red tape complicates the women's return to Singapore.
Rumors multiply as the war draws to an end and the women wonder what their Japanese captors have planned for them.
When Marion's diary is accidentally discovered and burned, she confronts Miss Hasan with the truth of the missing Red Cross parcels.
Lillian is transferred to another camp as Rose worsens and asks to die.
The women are locked up for punishment when Rose is caught and brought back wounded.
Rose plans to meet Bernard on the night of the emperor's birthday.
Capt. Sato takes command of the camp; Christina and Blanche arrive.
Verna arranges for the abortion; Major Yamauchi arrives for inspection.
Sister Ulrica breaks her vow of silence when Dorothy, pregnant by a Japanese soldier, talks of abortion.
Unable to pay their debt for their food and clothes, the women are given extra duties.
The women receive new clothes and a decent meal, but then find they must pay for everything.
Three women are missing and one dies during the arduous march to the new camp.
Marion tries to build up morale; Captain Yamauchi allows the building of a sick bay.
Dutch women prisoners laden with possessions arrive; Dorothy smuggles in milk for her sick baby; the local trader's wife is executed.
The prisoners hold a party with their saved rations before they are marched to another camp.