Cel­e­brat­ing “Rita”

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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!

TUNE INTO ITV ON MON, WED AND FRI­DAYS AT 7.30PM TO SEE THE SAD STORY UN­FOLD

Fun and games for Rita and Nor­ris

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