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Mollie Sugden, RIP

"What's that, Esther? You want to me come and be haughty on a chaise longue once a week on That's Life? I'm there!" Sez Les

Mollie Sugden has died, aged 86.

How you remember her depends on where you came in:

1) the 60s, when she stickybeaked her way around Weatherfield as Nellie Harvey;

2) the 70s, when she split her time between being Nerys Hughes’s mum and working in the most threadbare department store in the world;

3) the 80s, when she was still working in the most threadbare department store in the world despite the inversely proportional ratio of ‘sales drives’ to customers, but also being a housekeeper forever walking in on Christopher Blake in a compromising position; or

4) the 90s, when she lounged on a giant sofa in the That’s Life! studio reading newspaper clippings before getting stuck climbing in and out of windows of Millstone Manor.

Come back, Mrs Noah!…

…ah, too late.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mr Grimsdale

    July 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Would you get away these days with a “comedy” programme which contained constant references to what was happening to her pussy?

  2. Applemask

    July 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Are you kidding? It’d be Sky 1’s flagship programme. There’d be billboards for it everywhere.

  3. Gary

    July 2, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Very sad – but what I want to know is, will Sky News be recalling Kay Burley from LA to stand outside Mrs Sugden’s home 24 hours a day with a big microphone?

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