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Tribute to Mollie Sugden

Wendy Richard as Miss Brahms and Mollie Sugden as Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served?

Tribute has been paid to Mollie Sugden, who has died aged 86, by the BBC's Head of Comedy.

Mollie Sugden was best known for playing Mrs Slocombe in the BBC One sitcom Are You Being Served?

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy, said: "It is with sadness that the BBC learns of Mollie Sugden's death.

"She will be remembered as a truly funny and instantly recognisable actress – a star of 1970s British comedy.

"She lit up the screens in both The Liver Birds and, most famously, Are You Being Served?

"Her daftly enormous purple rinse and never-to-be-forgotten catchphrase are the stuff of comedy legend and she takes her place as one of TV's iconic funny women."

KT/BBC Press Office

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