Public Eye: Come into the Garden, Rose (ITV 11 Aug 1971, George Sewell)

In Come into the Garden, Rose Frank is asked to investigate a theft at Cheviot House, a sort of home for the elderly, but his investigation opens a real can of worms. Rose Mason, who reported the theft, actually sold the items herself as part of her plan to elope with porter Harry Brierley.

As Frank digs further he discovers Harry is hiding a secret past.

Sewell, who also appeared in opening episode of season 4 as a fellow prisoner of Marker’s, was given a feature in the TV Times focusing on how he came to acting late (in his mid-thirties) and it was thanks to a chance meeting with Dudley Sutton in a pub that led to an audition for Joan Littlewood.

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production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×50 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 11 August 1971 at 9.00pm

Writer: Douglas Livingstone / Production Design: Peter le Page / Director: Bill Bain

Series: Public Eye Season 5 Episode 6

Alfred Burke as Frank Marker
Madge Ryan as Rose Mason
George Sewell as Harry Brierly
Dulcie Bowman as Cora Saunders
Gabrielle Blunt as Winifred Mace
Patricia Gerrard as Cafe Waitress
Eileen Brady as Mrs Carson
Lillias Walker as Mis Pritchard
Graham Armitage as Derek Mason
Anne Carroll as Sarah Mason
Margaret Anderson as Hylda Scalby
Lee Donald as Receptionist
Maggie Petersen as Hotel Waitress

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