Archers Antrobus dies
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Archers Antrobus dies

Tributes have been paid to the actress Margot Boyd, who played Mrs Antrobus for 20 years in BBC Radio 4's The Archers. She died yesterday at the age of 94.

Margot Boyd, who was born Beryl Billings on 24 September 1913, was brought up in Bath in Somerset.

Before making the role of countrywoman Mrs Antrobus her own, her career had seen her work with some of the great names of theatre and film including George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Michael Redgrave, Vivian Leigh, James Stewart and Kenneth More.

Vanessa Whitburn, Editor of The Archers, said: "Margot Boyd joined The Archers in 1984 as the robust Mrs Antrobus who bred Afghan hounds and became a popular and much admired character in the series for 20 years.

"I greatly enjoyed working with Margot, she was always a consummate professional who had enjoyed a distinguished theatrical and film career as well as a long career in radio drama.

"My thoughts and best wishes are with her family and friends at this sad time."

Marjorie was last heard on The Archers in The Omnibus that was transmitted on 19 September 2004.

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