Hattie Jacques

1922 - 1980




A former Red Cross nurse and welder, Hattie Jacques was cast as Sophie Tuckshop in the well-established radio series ITMA. She subsequently appeared in Educating Archie before joining Hancock's Half Hour to provide a foil for Tony Hancock as the domineering secretary Griselda Pugh.

Her popularity on radio led to even greater fame elsewhere, including 14 of the Carry On.. films and in the television comedy series Sykes.

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Joining ITMA

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Playing Sophie Tuckshop in ITMA – 1948 BBC Home Service

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Paradise Street – 1954 BBC Light Programme

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Educating Archie – BBC Light Programme

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Hancock’s Half Hour – 1958 BBC Light Programme

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