June Whitfield

Born 11 November 1925




June Whitfield made her radio breakthrough in the popular comedy Take It From Here; most notably as 'Eth', the long-suffering fiancee of Ron Glum in a regular segment called The Glums.

After achieving great success in films and television, she returned to radio in the 1980s, alongside Roy Hudd in the long-running satire The News Huddlines in which she merged her comedy, impersonation and character acting abilities to portray figures such as Margaret Thatcher.

She appeared again with Hudd in the series Like They've Never Been Gone, in which the pair played two ageing entertainers attempting a comeback.

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And June Whitfield commenting on The Glums – BBC Radio 4

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Take It From Here – 1959 BBC Light Programme

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Like They’ve Never Been Gone – 1998 BBC Radio 4

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