Tuesday, July 29 at 9.30pm
In their fourth week at Finishing School the five ladettes host a dinner dance at Eggleston Hall for some distinguished guests. They will be required to present a classic buffet, to create elaborate flower arrangements, to wear the skirts and corsets which they have made in needlework; and to master the elusive art of being a gracious hostess. It’s a challenge which eclipses everything that has come before.
By now the pressure of becoming ladies is reaching breaking point and there’s a whiff of rebellion in the air. Deputy Principal Rosemary Shrager is horrified to discover the out of their Eggleston Hall uniforms back in their ladette clothes! And there’s worse to come at the local pub. To the delight of a group of rough men, amateur pole dancer Clare Randall downs a pint in seven seconds and allows herself to be snogged by a total stranger. Rosemary Shrager is shocked by her confession in cookery class the following morning. “She told me she’d have sex with anybody. Anybody! When she’s got a couple of drinks inside her she’ll have sex with anybody!”
But at the dinner dance the ladettes succeed in pulling off an unexpected success. Once again the eligible bachelors are charmed by the ladettes. By now the sexual tension is becoming unbearable and four of the gentlemen are spending the night at Eggleston Hall. Sure enough two of the bachelors make their way into the girls’ dormitory and four weeks of celibacy ends with a bang. But as always at Eggleston Hall order is restored in the end of week assessments.
This time the price of failure is at its most severe as whoever is expelled will forfeit the chance to go through to the final week and compete for the Eggleston Hall prize. In the event it’s Brummie wild child Jessica Upton who gets the chop. According to Principal Jean Broke Smith she is simply “too selfish” to be lady.