Open To The Public

Open to the Public, by Helen Brandom.

Five linked monologues about YORKshire gardens being entered in a competition.

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01Rosemary *20050214

Open to the Public, by Helen Brandom.

Five linked monologues about YORKshire gardens being entered in a competition.Rosemary is a retired teacher, who takes great pride in her garden and is rather scathing about everybody else's.

But the day holds a surprise for her.

With Elizabeth Spriggs.

Directed by Cherry Cookson

02Geraldine *20050215

, the District Nurse, is the newcomer, making a fresh start after a broken marriage and some complicated personal troubles.

But she finds herself having to beg for some assistance with her water feature...!

With Susan Jameson.

Directed by Cherry Cookson

03Jeff *20050216

is trying rather unsuccessfully to cope as a single parent and finds his children desperate to use the garden competition as a means of persuading their mother to return.

With Philip Jackson.

Directed by Cherry Cookson

04Julie *20050217

is an organic gardener, who is fiercely opposed both to competing, and to the pesticides which are freely used by her neighbours.

It turns out she has good reason to be apprehensive.

05 LASTDavid *20050218

is one of the judges and has donated a prize in memory of the man he shared his large house with, a relationship which was more complex than it first seems.

The competition brings back painful memories of his last few years with Giles.