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    Senior Member Country: UK Moor Larkin's Avatar
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    I came across this website
    Welcome to Rita's Bleedin' Webbsite!
    whilst browsing for something else, and thought she seemed to be missing a thread in here. I remember her so well but thought the web-site would be a good place to start for anyone who doesn't.........
    Both BBC and ITV companies offered her parts. And although they were small and not starring roles, it seemed to suit Rita down to the ground, and she had it seemed cornered the market for ugly old hags.

    What a great piece of work.....



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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    I loved Rita, she's been mentioned a few times on the forum but no specific thread for her, her website is very comprehensive, lists all her TV and film parts along with the accompanying dialogue.

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    I well remember her in Spike Milligan's famous "Punjabi Dalek" sketch that appeared in one of his "Q" series.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by icetorch View Post
    I well remember her in Spike Milligan's famous "Punjabi Dalek" sketch that appeared in one of his "Q" series.
    Was she in that? I thought it was Stella Tanner.

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    Well, I've just re-watched it and you're right:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0n88tZQc4Q

    Tssk - my memory! Sure I saw Rita Webb in some of his sketches, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icetorch View Post
    I well remember her in Spike Milligan's famous "Punjabi Dalek" sketch that appeared in one of his "Q" series.


    Rita did a great comic cameo appearance with Arthur Mullard (as Hubby) in an episode of 'Mind Your Language'-very good too!

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    Rita in action


    It doesn't, unfortunately, include her wonderful performance as Alf Garnett's holiday landlady from Till Death Us Do Part

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Love it Hugh, she always had me in laughter, my kinda woman.

    In the second clip would anyone know the name of the well-built actress with black hair on Rita's left, as seen above as well, looks similar to Judith Furse, is at all?.........I don't think it's Madge Brindley, she had a deep voice, as heard in 'Hobsons choice'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post
    Love it Hugh, she always had me in laughter, my kinda woman.

    In the second clip would anyone know the name of the well-built actress with black hair on Rita's left, as seen above as well, looks similar to Judith Furse, is at all?.........I don't think it's Madge Brindley, she had a deep voice, as heard in 'Hobsons choice'.


    That's Jessie Robbins, Mark. She's best known for playing Ringo's Auntie in Magical Mystery Tour.

    Back in the old days, pop groups had real glamour girls in their video's, scroll to 2:10

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    Senior Member Country: Great Britain Mark O's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUGHJAMPTON View Post


    That's Jessie Robbins, Mark. She's best known for playing Ringo's Auntie in Magical Mystery Tour.
    Cheers Hugh..........I knew I knew her face, of course the magical mystery tour, she was also one of the factory girls in 'Up the junction'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post
    Cheers Hugh..........I knew I knew her face, of course the magical mystery tour, she was also one of the factory girls in 'Up the junction'.
    She's in the hospital waiting room scene in Billy Liar, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUGHJAMPTON View Post
    She's in the hospital waiting room scene in Billy Liar, too.
    I've not seen Billy Liar for a very long time, I'll keep an eye out for it, I think I've probably confused Jessie with Madge on many of the things I've seen over the years, I like my battleaxes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark O View Post
    I've not seen Billy Liar for a very long time, I'll keep an eye out for it, I think I've probably confused Jessie with Madge on many of the things I've seen over the years, I like my battleaxes!
    Don't blink, or you'll miss her, she's just in the background.

    We'll have to dig up the battleaxe thread

    Just found this on Rita's ancestry. She's mentioned near the end.

    JCR-UK - Louis Kyezor in Doncaster

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Jessie has quite a sizeable role - well, I suppose whenever she was in a role, it was sizeable - as Alfie Bass's missus in Dance of the Vampires (1967) and has a great line "Stick it in??" (referring to a stake). Probably dubbed, mind you.

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    Exactly the same 'off' as 'on' I believe, except even with more 'industrial language'

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    Barry Foster's mum in Hitchcock's Frenzy. Reet is quite quiet in this. A film I much like, btw.



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    She's almost genteel in Frenzy! I know her more by repoutation than anything else, but I know she was (ahem) "plainspeaking"!

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    Earlier thread:

    Rita Webb

    Rita Webb in the 'Interpol Calling' episode Private View (1959)

    An uncredited Rita as the Landlady who directs Inspectors Ernest Clark (left) and Charles Korvin to Leslie French's room:



    "Does Mr. Pimm live here?" - "Top floor." [Her only line]

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    According to my Scott Palmer book on British Actors, Rita was also in something called Nine Ages of Nakedness (1969). Lets hope she kept her kit on!

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    I liked her, she certainly excelled at being from "the lower classes." She did very well in an episode of Steptoe and Son where the family gathered for a funeral, Minnie (Mollie Sugden) questions whether Ada (Rita Webb) is wearing any underwear to which Ada replies "Don't worry about me, I got me draws on, they don't come orf as often as yours."

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