Within These Walls: When The Door Opens (ITV 10 Jan 1975, with Carolyn Jones)

Within These Walls: When The Door Opens (ITV 10 Jan 1975, with Carolyn Jones)

In When the Door Opens trouble making Lily Hever has spent much of the last year in voluntary solitary confinement, convinced that the other prisoners are out to get her. She only has a few weeks of her sentence left and Faye wants her back on Janet Harker’s wing in a bid to prepare her for the outside world. Most of the prisoners that Lily has had previous run-ins with have since been released but a couple are still around. Lily, who has a real sly and mean streak, hasn’t changed at all and is very soon up to her old trick of causing a bad atmosphere.

Things get seriously out of hand when Lily, during an altercation with a few prisoners, is stabbed and killed, Lily’s enemy Fran is prime suspect but it may not be as cut and dried as things appear.

Meanwhile Faye has a major personal drama to deal with. It looks like the plane Bill was catching in Geneva has been hijacked by terrorists. It makes for a tense few days as Faye doesn’t know whether Bill is safe or not.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 10 January 1975 at 9.00pm

Writer: David Butler / Production Design: David Catley / Director: Philip Casson

Googie Withers as Faye Boswell
Jerome Willis as Charles Radley
Mona Bruce as Mrs Armitage
Denys Hawthorne as Dr Mayes
Janet Lees Prices as Janet Harker
Gay Singleton as Sandra Logan
Pik-Sen Lim as Sister Ling
Carolyn Jones as Lily Hever
Diana Rayworth as Officer Berryman
Susan Tracy as Vivien Pearce
Beth Harris as Miss Clarke
Sonia Graham as Martha Parrish
Toni Palmer as Fran
Joan Benham as Cecily Foyle
Raymond Adamson as Bill Boswell
Martin Read as Inspector Lawrence

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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