Last week we glimpsed the freedom of harlotry, where this week we faced its perils (the foulest of which being death).
Margaret Wells (Samatha Morton) is in desperate need of seed money, so she invites a friend to consider her business as a potential investment. This friend, Nathaniel Lennox (Con O’Neil), makes it clear however that his greatest interest is in Margaret herself.
Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) faces a far more heinous proposition from her own patron across town. Justice Cunliffe (Richard McCabe), who is both a judge and a customer in Golden Square, visits Quigley and requests that she kidnap a virgin.