Actress Kate O'Mara has a television career that spans five decades and includes such classic series as The Brothers, Howards' Way, Dynasty, Dr Who, Triangle, Bad Girls, Absolutely Fabulous and Family Affairs.
She comes from a theatrical family, and it would appear her heart lies on the stage having done 75% theatre. She's done all the classics with Shakespeare coming out of her ears as well as a lot of modern drama.
The acclaimed actor, director and writer is in September Tide at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford until Saturday, 10, February. They're three weeks into the run - and are enjoying it.
Kate is joined by an all star cast including David Griffin (Keeping Up Appearances), Kim Tiddy (The Bill's Honey Harman) and Edward Baker-Duly (Emmerdale and Grange Hill) in a play adapted from the novel by Daphne Du Maurier.
Kate came in to the BBC Essex's afternoon programme to chat to Steve Scruton about her life.
Click on the link below to listen to the interview again: