A real trouper of an actress, Barbara Knox has championed Rita for over 50 years and her contribution has been widely recognised. ◆ In 1989, Des O’Connor awarded Barbara with the TVTimes Best Actress Award for her role of Rita ◆ In 2004 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Soap Awards for the portrayal of Rita. ◆ Two years later in 2006 she received a Best On-Screen Partnership Award for her hilarious working relationship and friendship with Norris, played by Malcolm Hebden. ◆ In 2010 she was awarded an MBE for her “services to drama”. Congratulations Barbara!
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Fun and games for Rita and Norris