Within These Walls offered an authentic portrayal of day-to-day prison life, as well as the progress of the penal system, reflecting the shift from a Victorian ethos of punishment to an emphasis upon rehabilitation. Focussing on the trials of a newly appointed governor and her attempts to liberalise the regime of Stone Park, H.M. Prison for women, Within These Walls was a huge success for LWT and would set the template for later series such as Prisoner: Cell Block H and Bad Girls; the series is still fondly remembered more than 30 years after its original screening. Googie Withers stars as the principled and compassionate prison governor, Faye Boswell, whose task is to understand and help the women who find themselves in the closed world of Stone Park. With strong writing and direction, Within These Walls remains a high point of British television drama. The third episode of this series - Nowhere for the Kids - no longer exists in any format, but its script is included in PDF format on Disc One as a special feature.
Episodes Comprise: 1. When The Door Opens 2. Remand Wing 3. The Slap 4. Playground 5. The Truth Game 6. Debate 7. Protest 8. Let The People See 9. Skivers 10. Coming Home 11. The Good Life 12. For Life