Within These Walls: The Keys (ITV 11 Oct 1975, with Maureen Sweeney)

Within These Walls: The Keys (ITV 11 Oct 1975, with Maureen Sweeney)

In The Keys prison officer Mrs Pinner is unsettling both the inmates and her fellow officers with her overbearing and petty ways. She is constantly putting people on report for the tiniest of indiscretions and causing trouble for her fellow officers. Janet Harker, whose wing she is on, wants her transferred elsewhere, preferably out of the prison service all together.

Faye is sure that there is more to Mrs Pinner’s mood than appears and we learn that she and her husband have major issues to get through over the lack of children in their marriage.

This episode sees the return of Janet Harker, at the end of the second season she had a decision to make, whether to marry (Dr Richard Green, played by Paul Darrow, who was married to Janet Lees Price at the time of the series, the pair in fact stayed married until Janet’s death in 2012)

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 11 October 1975 at 8.00pm

Writer: Susan Pleat / Production Design: Bryan Bagge, Andrew Gardner / Director: John Reardon

cast
Googie Withers as Faye Boswell
Jerome Willis as Charles Radley
Mona Bruce as Mrs Armitage
Janet Lees Price as Janet Harker
Elaine Wells as Officer Spencer
Liz Goulding as Officer Truebridge
Patricia Healy as Officer Pinner
Valerie Phillips as Officer Gilmour
Susan Richards as Mrs Cackett
Joan-Ann Maynard as Avice
Maureen Sweeney as Tessa Brady
Apple Brook as Rose Lillee
David Garfield as Jack Pinner
Pamela Saire as Night duty officer
Joe Ritchie as Mr Cackett


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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