Yvonne Antrobus

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Yvonne Antrobus
Born Yvonne Daphne Antrobus
(1940-11-01) 1 November 1940 (age 76)
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Novelist, abridger, radio dramatist, actress

Yvonne Antrobus (born 1 November 1940) is a British novelist, abridger, radio dramatist, and actress.


She has made over 100 abridgments and dramatisations for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 and for independent audio publishers, including Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, The British Journalist by Andrew Marr and Days From A Different World by John Simpson. She was awarded the Abridgers’ Silver Award by the Audio Book Association in 2003 for Churchill by Roy Jenkins. In 2009 BBC Radio 4 broadcast her series Diary of an On-Call Girl, based on the blogs and book by 'WPC Ellie Bloggs', the anonymous blogger who is also a serving British police officer.[1]

Antrobus’ books include True to Form and Cut In the Ground.[2]


Among Antrobus' television appearances are Dixon of Dock Green (1963), Redcap (1965), Emergency - Ward 10 (1967), The Benny Hill Show (1967), The First Churchills (1969), Z-Cars (1970), Steptoe and Son (1972), The Protectors (1973), Wessex Tales (1973), Within These Walls (1974), Thomas & Sarah (1979), The Bill (1989), The Chief (1990), and On Dangerous Ground (1996).[3]

Antrobus' other work includes appearances in London's West End (she was the winner of a London Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Supporting Actress[2]) and in the films Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), The Pleasure Girls (1965), Mister Quilp (1975), and was interviewed as herself in the 1995 Dalek-film documentary Dalekmania.[3] Antrobus was unavailable for post-synchronisation after the shooting of Dr. Who and the Daleks was complete. So, while she is seen on-screen as Dyoni, her voice is provided by another, unnamed actress.[4]

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