Within These Walls

This intense series of hour-long dramas ran for five series, and starred Googie Withers as Faye Boswell, governor of Stone Park Women's Prison. Her attitude matched her hair-do: firm and fair! Critics scoffed at the idea of a "glamorous granny" governor, but Withers did her research, visiting HMP Holloway and other institutions, where she found all the governors well groomed. The haunting theme tune is by Denis King. Within These Walls was a big hit in Australia, where it inspired Prisoner, Cell Block H.