Tuesday, April 15 at 9.30pm
This week the ladettes receive an invitation to a formal country house weekend with Sir John and Lady Ropner. To teach the girls how to negotiate their way through a minefield of etiquette a new teacher
has joined the staff. Liz Brewer is a socialite and party planner who has been introducing upwardly mobile young women into society for years. She’s got just five days to teach the girls how to make
polite conversation, eat asparagus and when to tip the staff – and how not to be led astray by the selection of horny young bachelors who will also be staying the night.
Whether they can behave like ladies remains to be seen but at least they can look the part. Stephen Way and his team of hairdressers have come to the Finishing School to give the ladettes the classic
debutante look- with mixed results. South London party girl Rachel bursts into tears and hides in the bathroom claiming the makeover has made her look like a granny. But for some girls the transformation is sensational – none more so than for gas fitter Michelle.
At the country house weekend serious tensions soon develop between Liz Brewer and Brummie wild child Jessica Upton who refuses to eat her asparagus. According to Jess, Liz Brewer is “a bitch who
needs to be sorted out”. An ugly showdown is only avoided when the other ladettes intervene. But the girls are a hit with Sir John and Lady Ropner who thinks they ‘shone like jewels’. After three weeks at
Finishing School the ladettes really are beginning to resemble ladies. The eligible bachelors are much impressed and by 2.00am love is definitely in the air.
By now the teachers all have their favourites and in the weekly assessments sharp differences of opinion emerge on who should get the chop. This time it’s nurse April Duncan. This week she’s done
nothing wrong – except fail to curry favour with any of the staff.