Always The Bridesmaid

A series looking at comic actresses we all remember and love, but who never took centre stage.

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01Joan Sims2004062220050619

"This week presenter Janet Ellis explores Joan Sims' life and work, and talks to her friends and colleagues including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield.

This week presenter Janet Ellis explores Joan Sims' life and work, and talks to her friends and colleagues including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield.

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Janet Ellis explores Joan Sims' life and work and talks to her friends and colleagues including Liz Fraser, Norman Wisdom and June Whitfield."

02 LASTPat Coombs2004062920050626

Today she explores the work of Pat Coombs and talks to her friends and colleagues including Roy Hudd, Leslie Joseph and Reg Varney.

Second of two programmes in which Janet Ellis celebrates the careers of comic actresses who were hugely popular yet never took centre stage. Today she explores the work of Pat Coombs and talks to her friends and colleagues including Roy Hudd, Leslie Joseph and Reg Varney.

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Janet Ellis takes a look at one of Britain's best-loved comic actresses who never took centre stage: Pat Coombs. With stories and insights from friends and colleagues including Roy Hudd, June Whitfield and Reg Varney.