Smelling of Roses

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Smelling of Roses was a BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Prunella Scales and written by Simon Brett. There were four series, each of six episodes, broadcast from 2000 to 2003. The series was produced and directed by Maria Esposito. Scales stars as Rosie Burns, manager of her own event management business in Brighton, "In Any Event". The series also stars Arabella Weir as Rosie's daughter Kate, Rebecca Callard as Kate's daughter Jo, Duncan Preston as Bob, the company accountant, harbouring unrequited passion for Rosie, and Annette Badland as Tess, the remaining member of staff, whose love life with her (unheard) partner Kevin is a recurring topic. Typically of Brett, intergenerational female relationships were the unifying theme of the series: Kate has just returned to England after a long spell working abroad during which she has left her daughter to be brought up by Rosie. The format of the show allowed different, and usually difficult, clients to appear in each episode.

Episode list[edit]

Series Episode Title First broadcast
1 1 Wise After the Event 3 May 2000
2 Out to Launch 10 May 2000
3 Positive Thinking 17 May 2000
4 Sleeping Partners 24 May 2000
5 Survival of the Fittest 31 May 2000
6 A Good Cause 7 June 2000
2 1 Romance is Dead 27 June 2001
2 French Connections 4 July 2001
3 The Comeback Kid 11 July 2001
4 Trade Secrets 18 July 2001
5 Bill of Fare 25 July 2001
6 Party Party 1 August 2001
3 1 Private Views 31 July 2002
2 Promises, Promises 7 August 2002
3 A Closed Book 14 August 2002
4 Leading a Merry Dance 21 August 2002
5 A Cheeky Little Number 28 August 2002
6 The Queen of Song 4 September 2002
4 1 A Supporting Role 4 August 2003
2 Verse Dramas 11 August 2003
3 Sustainable Development 18 August 2003
4 Talking to One Person 25 August 2003
5 Going Back to One's Roots 1 September 2003
6 The Comfort Man 8 September 2003

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