Barbara Knox

Barbara Knox

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  • Barbara Knox/ Rita Tanner sings 'Didn't we'. (With Michael Ball)

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  • ITV Coronation Street Barbara Knox's co star spat, mystery illness and arrest

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  • Rita Sullivan sings On the Street Where You Live (1 January 2000)

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  • Dame Barbara Knox 1995

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  • Barbara Knox with Albert Finney on Wogan - 24 April 1992

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  • Coronation Street with Barbara Knox, Soap Legend

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Barbara Knox, MBE is a British actress, known for her long-running portrayal of newsagent Rita Tanner in the television soap opera Coronation Street. She first appeared as Rita Littlewood for one episode in December 1964, before returning to the show as a full-time cast member in January 1972, a role which she has continued to play for the past 46 years. Since the departure of her co-star and friend Eileen Derbyshire in January 2016, Knox has become the show’s second-longest serving cast member after William Roache.

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