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Daphne Oxenford (1919–2012)

The phrase has now been enshrined in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. "The time is a quarter to two," the announcer would intone. "This is the BBC Light Programme for mothers and children at home. Are you ready for the music? When it stops, Daphne Oxenford will be here to speak to you." "The music" - the Berceuse from Faure's Dolly Suite - was... See full bio »

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Coronation Street
Coronation Street Esther Hayes
(1960-1972)
The Wind in the Willows
(1984-1988)
That'll Be the Day
That'll Be the Day Mrs. Sutcliffe
(1973)

Filmography

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 2004-2008 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Muriel / Cully's Grandmother
- Blood Wedding (2008) ... Cully's Grandmother
- Four Funerals and a Wedding (2006) ... Muriel
- Ghosts of Christmas Past (2004) ... Muriel
 2005 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Enid Bakewell
- The Devil You Know (2005) ... Enid Bakewell
- Golf Papa One Zero (2005) ... Enid Bakewell
 2004 The Royal (TV Series)
Mrs. Silverwood
- Doing Time (2004) ... Mrs. Silverwood
 2002 Prince William (TV Movie)
Queen Mother
 2001 Murder Rooms: Mysteries of the Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dowager
- The Kingdom of Bones (2001) ... Dowager
 1998 Gilbert & Sullivan: The Very Models (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1997 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Mrs. Willoughby / Mayoress
- Daughter of the Regiment (1997) ... Mrs. Willoughby
- Woman of the Year (1997) ... Mayoress
 1988-1996 Casualty (TV Series)
Jean / Mrs. Johnson
- Thicker Than Water (1996) ... Jean
- Absolution (1988) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1995-1996 How to Be a Little Sod (TV Series)
Grandmother
- Present Time (1996) ... Grandmother
- Getting Around (1995) ... Grandmother
- Male Bonding (1995) ... Grandmother
- Portable Baby (1995) ... Grandmother
 1994 The House of Eliott (TV Series)
Mrs Dodds
- Episode #3.8 (1994) ... Mrs Dodds
 1994 All Quiet on the Preston Front (TV Series)
Customer
- Eric's Job (1994) ... Customer
 1993 KYTV (TV Series)
Lady Amelia
- Those Sexciting '60s (1993) ... Lady Amelia
 1993 The Bill (TV Series)
- Keeping in Touch (1993)
 1992 Land of Hope and Gloria (TV Series)
Evelyn Spurling
- Country House Murders (1992) ... Evelyn Spurling
- The Authentic Taste of England (1992) ... Evelyn Spurling
- Running Before Walking (1992) ... Evelyn Spurling
- Getting It Taped (1992) ... Evelyn Spurling
- The Guided Tour (1992) ... Evelyn Spurling
 1991 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series)
'Old Lady'
- George's Daughter (1991) ... 'Old Lady'
 1988 Girl from the South
Grandmother
 1984-1988 The Wind in the Willows (TV Series)
Other Voices
- Happy New Year! (1988) ... Other Voices (voice)
- Tunnels and Tremors (1988) ... Other Voices (voice)
- Remember, Remember (1988) ... Other Voices (voice)
- Monster of the Wild Wood (1988) ... Other Voices (voice)
- Toad's Harvest (1988) ... Other Voices (voice)
 1988 Tickets for the Titanic (TV Series)
Mrs. Dobson
- Pastoral Care (1988) ... Mrs. Dobson
 1987 The Reluctant Dragon (TV Movie)
Mother (voice)
 1987 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Archivist
- Dragonfire: Part Two (1987) ... Archivist
 1986 The Children of Green Knowe (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Oldknow
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... Mrs. Oldknow
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... Mrs. Oldknow
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Mrs. Oldknow
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... Mrs. Oldknow
 1986 Chance in a Million (TV Series)
Nancy
- Goodbye Mr Hemstridge (1986) ... Nancy
 1984-1986 Fresh Fields (TV Series)
Miss Denham
- Takes Two to Tango (1986) ... Miss Denham
- A Dickens of a Christmas (1985) ... Miss Denham
- In the Spring... (1984) ... Miss Denham
- The Naked Truth (1984) ... Miss Denham
- Hook, Line and Sink Her (1984) ... Miss Denham
 1983-1985 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Lydia Granger / Lydia
- We Are the People (1985) ... Lydia Granger
- Retribution (1983) ... Lydia
 1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Winnie Witherslack
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Winnie Witherslack
 1984 That's My Boy (TV Series)
TV Voice
- The Big Night Out (1984) ... TV Voice (voice)
 1982 Never the Twain (TV Series)
Mrs Scott
- If You Knew Susan (1982) ... Mrs Scott
 1982 Cousin Phillis (TV Series)
Bessie Norton
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Bessie Norton
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Bessie Norton
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Bessie Norton
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Bessie Norton
 1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Invalid Lady
- Fothergill (1981) ... Invalid Lady
 1980 Terry and June (TV Series)
Renate
- The Christmas Show (1980) ... Renate
 1980 Sweet William
Mrs. Walton
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Miss Garton
- The Blacktoft Diaries: True or False? (1979) ... Miss Garton
 1979 The Dawson Watch (TV Series)
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie) (voice)
 1977 The Duchess of Duke Street (TV Series)
Miss Dean
- Shadows (1977) ... Miss Dean
 1977 Rising Damp (TV Series)
Announcer
- That's My Boy (1977) ... Announcer
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Mrs. Rosier
- Lady Luck (1976) ... Mrs. Rosier
 1976 Yanks Go Home (TV Series)
Mrs. Chambers
- Dear John (1976) ... Mrs. Chambers
 1976 Victorian Scandals (TV Series)
Ellen
- Beloved (1976) ... Ellen
 1976 Wodehouse Playhouse (TV Series)
Lady Cammarleigh
- The Code of the Mulliners (1976) ... Lady Cammarleigh
 1973-1976 Man About the House (TV Series)
Chrissy's Mum / Chrissy's Mother / Mother
- Another Bride, Another Groom (1976) ... Chrissy's Mum
- The Tender Trap (1975) ... Chrissy's Mother
- And Mother Makes Four (1973) ... Mother
 1975 The Nearly Man (TV Series)
Chairwoman
- Power Base: April 1975 (1975) ... Chairwoman
 1971-1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Esther Hucknell / Mrs. Johnson / Agnes
- The Saturday Party (1975) ... Esther Hucknell
- Jingle Bells (1973) ... Mrs. Johnson
- Thank You Very Much (1971) ... Agnes
 1975 Electric Cinema (TV Movie) (voice)
 1974 The Carnforth Practice (TV Series)
Marion Douglas
- The Tattered Anarchist (1974) ... Marion Douglas
 1973 Crown Court (TV Series)
Gladys Kiteley
- Robin and His Juliet: Part 3 (1973) ... Gladys Kiteley
- Robin and His Juliet: Part 2 (1973) ... Gladys Kiteley
- Robin and his Juliet: Part 1 (1973) ... Gladys Kiteley
 1973 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #12.9 (1973)
 1973 Cheri (TV Series)
Miquette
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Miquette
 1973 That'll Be the Day
Mrs. Sutcliffe
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Nurse Shaw
- The Hospital Visit (1973) ... Nurse Shaw
 1972 Follyfoot (TV Series)
Secretary
- Poor Bald Head (1972) ... Secretary
 1972 Tarbuck's Luck (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1972)
 1972 The Befrienders (TV Series)
Dr. Muriel Watts
- Nobody Understands Miranda (1972) ... Dr. Muriel Watts
 1971 Shadows of Fear (TV Series)
Mrs. Tindall
- The Death Watcher (1971) ... Mrs. Tindall
 1970 The Dustbinmen (TV Series)
Mrs. Hargreaves
- Episode #3.1 (1970) ... Mrs. Hargreaves
 1969 Happy Ever After (TV Series)
Mrs. Cottersby
- The Party Piece (1969) ... Mrs. Cottersby
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
The Mother
- A Voyage Round My Father (1969) ... The Mother
 1969 Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Lady In Garden (uncredited)
 1968 Just Jimmy (TV Series)
 1967-1968 City '68 (TV Series)
Sheila Bannister / Miss Bannister
- Who Pays? (1968) ... Sheila Bannister
- The Waiting Game (1967) ... Miss Bannister
 1965 The Villains (TV Series)
The Nurse
- See No Evil (1965) ... The Nurse
 1964 It's a Woman's World (TV Series)
Health visitor
- Laura (1964) ... Health visitor
 1964 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Secretary
 1962 Saki (TV Mini-Series)
Hilda
- Episode #1.1 (1962) ... Hilda (voice)
 1960 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Woman's Voice
- Episode #1.8 (1960) ... Woman's Voice (voice)
 1960 Skyport (TV Series)
Matron
- Episode #1.52 (1960) ... Matron
 1950 For the Children (TV Series)
Mrs. Knebworthy
- Buckler's Hard (1950) ... Mrs. Knebworthy
 1949 Family Affairs (TV Series)
Miss Cherry
- Tony Cultivates Some Swedes (1949) ... Miss Cherry
- Bunty Makes a Book (1949) ... Miss Cherry
- Marion Digs for Gold (1949) ... Miss Cherry
- Linda and the Love Racket (1949) ... Miss Cherry
- Henry Breaks the News (1949) ... Miss Cherry
 1949 Tuppence Coloured (TV Movie)
 1949 Oranges and Lemons (TV Movie)
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She narrated the stories on the BBC Home Service (Radio 4) children's programme "Listen With Mother", opening each programme with the now-famous words "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.". See more »
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Filmed scenes for Doctor Who The Unicorn and The Wasp as an elderly Agatha Christie on her deathbed but these scenes were removed during editing. See more »

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Scorpio

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