Episodes Within These Walls: The Slap (ITV 31 Jan 1975, with Lynda Bellingham) Published 1 year ago on November 24, 2017 In The Slap there is a tense time in Stone Park when child killer Aileen Cruddley arrives to serve her sentence. Cruddley, who had kidnapped the child as part of an extortion plot, shows absolutely no remorse whatsoever and is very quickly making herself a target in the prison. Aileen manages to badly antagonise Officer Troy, so much so that Troy ends up slapping Aileen across the face. Aileen goes to see the Governor accusing Troy of assault. There were two witnesses, Mrs Spencer and Miss Martin, but Miss Troy claims Aileen is lying. Faye does not believe Aileen and Mrs Spencer and Miss Martin both lie and say there was no slap. In the fall out it becomes obvious that Miss Troy needs an extended break from her job and makes arrangements to visit her sister overseas. Meanwhile there is a subplot involving a pair of elderly long term prisoners from other prisons who save up their visits to take them at Stone Park so it is not so far for their family to travel to see them. One of them, Molly Pepper, is insistent about being allowed to clean the chapel – it’s really only so she can get access to the cupboard where the communion wine is kept. As Miss Troy leaves Stone Park for an extended trip to visit her sister in New Zealand there’s a nicely melancholic arrangement of the theme tune that plays out. A very tense episode with an excellent performance from Geraldine Moffatt as the despicable Aileen Cruddley. She pulls off the incredibly difficult job of making you sympathetic towards her when the prison officers cover up the incident. But she is probably one of the vilest prisoners yet seen in Stone Park. Lynda Bellingham is the most familiar face amongst the guest cast, she plays easy going inmate Yvonne Melton who allows Molly Pepper to take over her job of cleaning the chapel. Aileen does her best to goad Miss Troy into hitting her. Miss Troy has slapped Aileen across the face. The look of shock on the face of Mrs Spencer says it all. production details UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Friday 31 January 1975 at 9.00pm Writer: Kathleen J. Smith / Production Design: Rodney Cammish / Director: Malcolm Taylor Series: Within These Walls Season 2 Episode 4 cast Googie Withers as Faye Boswell Mona Bruce as Mrs Armitage Geraldine Moffatt as Aileen Cruddley Lynda Bellingham as Yvonne Melton Floella Benjamin as Barbara Antonia Pemberton as Officer Troy Anne Rutter as Officer Martin Christopher Gilbert as Bus Conductor Sonia Graham as Martha Parrish Doreen Andrew as Matron Baxter Ella Milne as Lizzie Bromborough Barbara New as Molly Pepper Christine Ozanne as Eunice Dervla Molloy as Officer Black Peggy Sinclair as Mrs Swales Liz Goulding as Miss Truebridge Jennifer Hill as Avril Elaine Wells as Officer Spencer Barbara NewFloella BenjaminGeraldine MoffattITVLondon Weekend TelevisionLynda BellinghamMalcolm TaylorTVWithin These Walls Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes1 day ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... 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