The women must cope with elation, anxiety and disappointment during the days before their departure.
Marion and Rose take desperate measures when Blanche becomes determined to escape.
Maggie and Mrs. Van Meyer suddenly change their plans after receiving unexpected news.
Dorothy spreads ugly rumors when Sally develops a friendship with her nurse.
The future becomes unsettled with a visit to Changi, a tea-dance at Raffles and a sudden death.
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.