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  • Una Stubbs signed WORZEL GUMMIDGE 8x10 photo

8x10 inch photo from the TV series Worzel Gummidge signed by actress Una Stubbs

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Una Stubbs (born 1 May 1937) is an English actress, television personality, and former dancer who has appeared on British television and in the theatre, and less frequently in films. She is particularly known for playing Rita Rawlins in the sitcoms Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and in Health.

She is also known for her role as Miss Bat in the series The Worst Witch and has most recently appeared as Sherlock Holmes's landlady Mrs Hudson in the BAFTA award-winning television series Sherlock.

During 1958–59, Stubbs was the "cover girl" of Dairy Box chocolates, produced by Rowntree's. She referred to herself as the 'Rowntrees Chocolate Girl', when describing a visit she made to the Rowntree's factory in York (where, unknown to her, her grandfather had worked).

She first appeared on television as one of the Dougie Squires Dancers on the British television music show Cool for Cats in 1956. She also worked in cabaret, clubs and revues in London during these years and was one of Lionel Blair's dance ensemble.

Her first major screen role was in Cliff Richard's 1963 film, Summer Holiday. She also appeared in Richard's next film, Wonderful Life (1964). A few years later, she made her breakthrough in television comedy, playing Rita, the married daughter of Alf Garnett in the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part (1966–75). She also appeared in the short-lived sitcom Till Death... (1981), again playing Rita. She played Rita a third time in a few episodes of the BBC sitcom In Sickness and in Health (1985–92). During 1970–71, Stubbs teamed again with Cliff Richard to appear each week on his BBC1 TV Series, It's Cliff Richard! When she did not take part in the next series as it was broadcast shortly after she had had a baby, her TV 'mother', Dandy Nichols from Till Death Us Do Part, took her place.

Stubbs featured in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Anniversary" in 1979. From 1979 to 1981, she played Aunt Sally in the ITV children's series Worzel Gummidge opposite Jon Pertwee and Barbara Windsor and was for several years a team captain in the weekly game show Give Us a Clue in the 1980s, reuniting her with Lionel Blair, the other team captain.

She has appeared in shows such as Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Casualty, Keeping Up Appearances, Born and Bred and The Worst Witch. In recent years, Stubbs has also appeared in Victoria Wood's We'd Quite Like to Apologise, The Catherine Tate Show, Agatha Christie's Marple, EastEnders, Benidorm since 2010, Sherlock as Mrs. Hudson. She also appeared in an episode of Call the Midwife in 2015

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Una Stubbs signed WORZEL GUMMIDGE 8x10 photo

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