In this monologue written by Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge plays an aging, unmarried, utterly unremarkable store clerk, who hides a kinky private life that has evolved so innocently that she scarcely knows what's what.
Miss Fozzard's previous chiropodist attended her toes on old newspaper, while Mr. Dunderdale, Miss Fozzard's new foot-care specialist, employs a large silk handkerchief. Dunderdale is past retirement age but can't keep his hands out of the profession that permits him to "kneel at the feet of thousands of women." The rest of Miss Fozzard's life is occupied with the ordeal of her brother, a stroke victim who eventually falls prey to a too-attentive physical therapist from Australia. And then there is her work life in soft furnishings at a local department store, where the most riveting topic of conversation concerns a colleague's spouse who goes in for historical reenactments of the Puritan period.