The Late Mrs Buggins

An affectionate look at the life and career of pioneering radio comedy actress Mabel Constanduros whose irascible character Grandma Buggins taught the nation to cook their rations with a smile.

From the 1920s through to the late '40s Mabel Constanduros was one of the hardest working comedy writer-actresses on the circuit.

She was Dawn French, Victoria Wood and Julie Walters all rolled into one, and an endearing star of the interwar period.

Her sketch shows spawned best selling books and record spin offs and she remains the most commissioned radio drama writer in the history of the BBC.

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An affectionate look at the life and career of pioneering radio comedy actress Mabel Constanduros whose irascible character Grandma Buggins taught the nation to cook their rations with a smile.

From the 1920s through to the late '40s Mabel Constanduros was one of the hardest working comedy writer-actresses on the circuit.

She was Dawn French, Victoria Wood and Julie Walters all rolled into one, and an endearing star of the interwar period.

Her sketch shows spawned best selling books and record spin offs and she remains the most commissioned radio drama writer in the history of the BBC.

From the 1920s through to the late '40s Mabel Constanduros was one of the hardest working comedy writer-actresses on the circuit. She was Dawn French, Victoria Wood and Julie Walters all rolled into one, and an endearing star of the interwar period. Her sketch shows spawned best selling books and record spin offs and she remains the most commissioned radio drama writer in the history of the BBC.

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An affectionate look at the life of pioneering radio comedy actress Mabel Constanduros, whose irascible character Grandma Buggins taught the nation to cook their rations with a smile.

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Cooking wartime rations with a smile. Mabel Constanduros aka Grandma Buggins was a pioneer

Cooking wartime rations with a smile. Mabel Constanduros aka Grandma Buggins was a pioneer

4 Extra Debut. Comedy actress Mabel Constanduros's irascible character Grandma Buggins taught the nation to cook their rations with a smile. With Lynda Bellingham. From April 2005.