With the autumn nights drawing in, some of the more fastidious among you may have already started pencilling their longlists for the 2020 DDP. If so, Juliette Kaplan was probably the first name you had to cross out. The former Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine actress had made the papers a-plenty in recent weeks due to her stay in a hospice with cancer, even inviting the press to take a few photos of her 80th birthday. A navy brat child who spent her youth in numerous countries, she received elocution training to ensure she wouldn’t grow up with a South African accent. Although how elocution helped with her role as the sour-faced battleaxe Pearl in Last of the Summer Wine, god knows.