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Penny Irving is a former actress and Sun newspaper page 3 model.


Irving is best remembered for her roles in the 1970s sitcom Are You Being Served? (which she starred in as Miss Bakewell, Young Mr Grace's first secretary and appeared between 1976 and 1979 in the popular long-running programme)[1] and in the movie adaptation of The Likely Lads (playing the role of Sandy).[2]

Irving also starred in Pete Walker's 1974 film House of Whipcord, and would later appear in his 1978 film The Comeback.

As a model, she appeared on the front cover of the compilation LP Top of the Pops, Volume 27, which was released in Autumn 1972. She was featured in Mayfair Magazine in December 1972 (Volume 7, Number 12), and for a second time in May 1975 (Volume 10, Number 5). Irving also appeared in Club International in 1980 (Volume 9, Number 10).

Her other TV credits include The Benny Hill Show.[3] The Two Ronnies[4] and Hi-de-Hi!,[5] among many others. She was a hostess on the game show Mr & Mrs in the 1970s. She also played a role in Carry On Dick.[6]

TV roles[]

Year Title Episode Role
1974 The Prince of Denmark Various Polly
1975 Dad's Army "My Brother and I" Chambermaid
1976 to 1979 Are You Being Served? Various Miss Bakewell
1980 to 1981 Hi-de-Hi! Various Mary[5]

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