Polly Elwes, born Mary Freya Elwes (29 February 1928 – 15 July 1987), was a BBC Television in-vision announcer from 1957 to 1960. She attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, now a part of the University of London.
She was a reporter on the BBC news programme Tonight from 1959 to 1962. She was also a panellist on BBC TV's What's My Line? from 1959 to 1960 and Face The Music from 1971 to 1974. She was a contributor to the BBC TV programme What's New? in 1962–3.
She was married to BBC TV sports broadcaster Peter Dimmock from 12 March 1960 until her death on 15 July 1987 at her home in Newbury, Berkshire, after 11 years of bone cancer. Their previous home in Campden Hill Gardens, Kensington, west London, was featured in an article in Homes & Gardens magazine in 1962. They had three daughters, Amanda, Christina and Freya.
- Polly Elwes at the Internet Movie database accessed 19 February 2010
- Image of Elwes at TV announcers website; accessed 19 February 2010
- Famous alumni of the Central School of Speech and Drama - accessed 19 February 2010
- Glasgow Herald on-line archive 16 July 1987, accessed 24 July 2012
- "The home of Peter Dimmock and Polly Elwes" Homes & Gardens Magazine 1962 - Accessed 19 February 2009
- Post war story including reference to Louisa, their home help at the time includes picture