Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures

Actress Lynda Bellingham has died aged 66, after suffering from colon cancer. With a career spanning some five decades, here is a look at some of her work on screen.

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Image caption Lynda Bellingham was best known for her role in the long-running Oxo television adverts
Image caption An early role saw the actress star in BBC cult adventure sci-fi Blakes 7 in 1981
Image caption The sci-fi parts continued in Doctor Who in 1986, when she starred in 14-episode series The Trial of a Time Lord as The Inquisitor opposite Colin Baker
Image caption Bellingham took over the role of Helen Herriot in BBC vet drama All Creatures Great and Small in 1988. Her on-screen husband Christopher Timothy described the actress as 'a life force'. He told the BBC: 'She was funny, she was loyal, talented and a great mum.'
Image caption The actress was also no stranger to costume drama, appearing in the BBC's 1994 adaptation of Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit as Mrs Lupin
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Image caption She starred in ITV sitcom Second Thoughts from 1991 to 1994 and its sequel Faith in the Future from 1995 to 1998, with Julia Sawalha playing her daughter
Image caption In 2009, she competed on Strictly Come Dancing, partnering Darren Bennett, but was voted out in the fourth week of the show. Bennett told the BBC it 'was an honour and a privilege' to have worked with Bellingham
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Image caption On stage, Bellingham appeared in the adaptation of Calendar Girls at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010
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Image caption She joined the panel of ITV's Loose Women in 2007 and continued as a regular panellist until 2011. The programme is due to screen her final appearance on the show this week
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Image caption Bellingham was awarded an OBE in the 2014 Queen's New Year Honours for services to charity

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