1979 was the first ever season on Prisoner, it introduces the popular, nasty and short-lived inmates, it features
the final hours of drugged inmate Sally Lee who hangs herself later in the first episode and also features the life of lesbian bikie Franky Doyle who had tantrums and would cause a riot after the protest of Bea Smith's return from a one-day release, Franky doesn't last long as she is shot by a police officer after trying to rob a bank while on the run with Doreen Anderson , the season also introduces long running top dog Bea Smith, elderly alcoholic Lizzie Birdsworth, University Student Karen Travers as well as prostitute Chrissie Latham.