Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The British drama series Within These Walls chronicled the lives of those unfortunate souls incarcerated in Stone Park, a tough woman's prison. Running four years and 52 episodes, the series was on long enough to require the services of three different female wardens, each with her own penal methods and personal hangups: Faye Boswell (Googie Withers), Helen Forrester (Katherine Blake), and Susan Marshall (Sarah Lawson). At the time of its original airing, the series stirred up both controversy and praise for its unstinting realism, though by 21st century standards it was rather restrained. Within These Walls debuted in 1974.