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!
Runtime: 30 minutes
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