Within These Walls: Cause For Concern (ITV 4 Jan 1974 with Barbara Ewing)

Within These Walls: Cause For Concern (ITV 4 Jan 1974 with Barbara Ewing)

In Cause For Concern Faye Boswell arrives as new governor of Stone Park, she is quickly thrown in at the deep end with two troublesome inmates. Martha Kyle, a prisoner on remand, causes a media storm by claiming ill treatment and Peggy who feels she deserves punishment for mistreating her children. Faye discovers that one is a cry for a help whilst the other is some more sinister altogether. Faye also learns that not all of her staff are happy about her appointment.

A strong opener with a few glimpses into Faye’s personal life too. The episode is mainly concerned with introducing the main players of course and also pointing out how under funded the prison itself is. Amongst the guest stars is future Tomorrow Person Elizabeth Adare.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 4 January 1974 @ 9.00pm

Writer: David Butler / Production Design: Bryan Bagge / Director: Jack Reardon

guest cast
JANET LEES PRICE as Janet Harker
RAYMOND ADAMSON as Bill Boswell
BARBARA EWING as Martha Kyle
SARA CLEE as Norah
BETTY ROMAINE as Mrs Weeks
BETH HARRIS as Miss Clarke
CAROLYN JONES as Lily Hever
JOHN BRYANS as Victor Hartnoll MP
RICHARD HAMPTON as Leo Stenhill
ELIZABETH ADARE as Peggy Abbott
AUDREY MUIR as Miss Flaxton
ILLONA LINTHWAITE as Penny Halewood
JACQUELINE BLACKMORE as Nursing Sister


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series crew details

  • Creator and Series Consultant: David Butler
    Theme Music: Denis King
    Executive Producer: Rex Firkin
    Producer: Jack Williams

production info

  • Release Date: 1974-1978
  • Country: UK | ITV – London Weekend Television
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 72×50 minute episodes