Susan Pleat and Pat Hooker: Brenda + Susan
+ intro from Susan Pleat
A story of a resentful mother, and a story of a bedsit girl with a dark secret.
Oranges & Lemons, ITV 1973
Dir John Reardon
With Cheryl Hall, June Brown, Leslie Dwyer
Oranges & Lemons was a series of five plays set in London’s Docklands. In Brenda (the only entry written by a woman) Susan Pleat’s script focuses on a clash between a prodigal daughter and her resentful mother.
Rooms, ITV 1975
Dir John Nelson-Burton
With Jane Wymark, Sylvia Kay, Pauline Yates, Nigel Havers
Rooms was an afternoon series of individual plays each focusing on a different occupant of the rooms in a lodging house. A third of the series was written by women. In Patricia Hooker’s deceptive, powerful play we meet Susan, a bedsit girl with a dark and damaging secret.