Murder Most Horrid - Netflix

Posted on Fri 21 June 2019 in netflix

Murder Most Horrid was a dark comedy series starring Dawn French that aired on BBC Two from 1991-1999. As various characters, Dawn takes on a different mystery every episode. In some way or another she is involved with murder; either commiting the crime herself or sometimes even being the victim herself!

Murder Most Horrid - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1991-11-14

Murder Most Horrid - Thelma Barlow - Netflix

Thelma Barlow (née Pigott; born 19 June 1929) is an English television actress and writer, most famous for her roles as Mavis Wilton in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street and as Dolly Bellfield in the sitcom Dinnerladies.

Murder Most Horrid - Early life - Netflix

Thelma Barlow was born in 1929 in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, the younger of two daughters. Her father, Tommy, a cabinet maker, died of pneumonia five weeks before her birth, and Barlow was brought up by her mother Margaret. Barlow has an elder sister, Veda. During her childhood the family moved to Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire. Barlow left school at 15 and went to Huddersfield Technical College to study shorthand and typing. Her first job was as a secretary, which she held for eight years and at the same time belonged to an amateur dramatics group. Barlow decided to take up acting professionally and joined the Joan Littlewood Theatre Group. During the 1950s she did rep in Liverpool, Nottingham and Birmingham. In 1960 Barlow joined the West of England Theatre Company followed by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company. In Bristol she ran a boarding house for fellow actors. In 1956 she married set designer Graham Barlow; they subsequently had two children, Clive and James. They divorced in 1983.

Murder Most Horrid - References - Netflix