The TV soap Prisoner is 30 years old this year.
For a year or two in the 80s, our family was hooked on it. I don’t remember how or why we started watching it, but some of the characters certainly stick in the mind: “The Freak”, Bea Smith, Mrs Morris, Lizzie Birdsworth, and that guard played by Maurie Fields. Of course the story lines were mostly pretty unlikely, but that’s how it is with some TV.
Lizzie Birdsworth was played by Sheila Florance, who used to live in Elwood, somewhere off Ormond Road, I think. Probably after she’d left the show, when we also lived in Elwood, I used to see her around there, often on the 600 bus.
“Don’t you know anything? I’m not a nerd, I’m a hacker.”