Ted Douglas was first seen, arriving at Wentworth Detention Centre in a black limousine. Erica Davidson planned to resign, and Ted was visitng to persuade her to take leave to think about her decision. Erica was swayed when Ted Pointed out that Vera Bennett would most likely be governor, as Jim Fletcher was on leave at the time.
The following year when prisoner Kerry Vincent's agent blackmailed Vera, Ted warned Erica he would have to take action against Vera. Vera is of course cleared of the accusations. Ted next appears when Erica speaks to him on the phone about Stuart Gillespie.
Not long after this, he interviews Meg Jackson, who planned to quit being a guard, and take on the job of social worker. He later encourges Vera to apply for the job at Barnhurst. A few other appearances after this, before becoming involved in the Great Fire of Wentworth storyline.
Ted is eventually the one to announce Erica's resignation, due to a series of mishaps at the prison. We don't see what happens, but we are told that Erica has resigned. Although he wanted Joan Ferguson to become Governor, Ann Reynolds is sent to replace Erica.
Ted's downfall occurs when he becomes involved with underworld figure Lionel Fellowes. He is blackmailed by Bea Smith, but is arrested at the airport. Ted is sacked from The Department due to this.
Ted Douglas was played by Ian Smith.
- Ian Smith was one of the principal writers for Prisoner.
- Ian Smith also played the role of Pixie Mason's father.