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Barbara New is an English character actress, well known for playing Mabel the scullery maid in the David Croft sitcom You Rang M'Lord?. Following this role, she appeared as Vera Plumtree in Oh, Doctor Beeching!. She had previously played smaller parts in Croft's earlier sitcoms Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!.

She has also played many other roles British television programmes including Z Cars, Ripping Yarns and the silent Ronnie Barker comedy By the Sea. Her most recent appearance was as Ali G's nan in the 2002 film Ali G Indahouse.

Barbara's nickname is Fluff.

Television Roles

Year Title Role
1988 to 1993 You Rang M'Lord? Mabel
1996 to 1997 Oh Doctor Beeching Vera Plumtree

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