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The Main Chance: Body and Soul (ITV 25 June 1969)

English actor Margaret Ashcroft was a TV regular during the late 1960’s and 1970’s. She scored her biggest roles in two very well remembered series, both running at the same time funnily enough. First was a very strong supporting role in ITV drama The Main Chance and then a role in the BBC-1 drama The Brothers.

Margaret pretty much retired from the screen after the end of the Brothers but did make a few little guest appearances in the 1990’s. Ashcroft was married to fellow actor Morris Perry and was the neice of acting legend Dame Peggy Ashcroft. She was born 16 February 1931 in Chelsea, London and she died 25 October 2016 at the age of 85.

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1956: New Ramps For Old: Hitched to a Star as Barmaid
1957: Armchair Theatre: Now Let Him Go as Penelope Bain
1958: Invitation to the Dance: Episode 3 (Documentary) as Herself
1958: ITV Play of the Week: You Never Can Tell as Parlourmaid
1961: Terminus (documenrary) as Mother
1963: Dimensions of Fear (Series) as Miss Reynolds
1965: ITV Play of the Week: Giants of Saturday as Barmaid
1965: No Hiding Place: One Good Man and True as Marge
1966: The Master: World of Disbelief as Fish fryer
1966: Mrs Thursday: Call Me Madam? as Joyce Goodman
1968: ITV Playhouse: Lucky For Some as Jill Mason
1968: Detective: The German Song as Landlady
1968: Driveway (Series) as Pamela Brock
1969-1975: The Main Chance (Series) as Margaret Castleton
1972: Doomwatch: Enquiry as Dr Margery Becker
1973: Van der Valk: The Rainbow Ends Here as Marlies Kernkamp
1973: Marked Personal: Season 1 Episodes 7 and 8 as Valerie Coles
1974-1976: The Brothers (Series) as Gwen Riley
1974: The Aweful Mr Goodall: Clara as Ruth Carrick
1974: Microbes and Men: The Search for the Magic Bullet as Martha Marquardt
1994: The Bill: Mischief as Mrs Clarke
1996: Season’s Greetings
1997: McCallum: City of the Dead as Marjory
1998: Animal Ark: Donkey on the Doorstep as Miss Marjorie Spry
2002: Heartbeat: From Ancient Grudge as Dora Allsop
2002: After They Were Famous: The Brothers (Light Entertainment) as Herself

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