BBC1 Who Do You Think You Are? appearance for Una Stubbs in Welwyn Garden City

20:44 24 July 2013

Una Stubbs will appear on BBC1

Una Stubbs will appear on BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are?

Ed Miller

THE GREAT granddaughter of Welwyn Garden City founder Sir Ebenezer Howard will explore her roots in BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are? tonight (Wednesday)

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Viewers will see actress Una Stubbs, who plays Mrs Hudson in the BBC’s mega-hit TV series Sherlock, explore her family history in the town and find out more about the garden city ethos.

In the first episode of 10, which airs tonight, Ms Stubbs, 76, pays a visit to both WGC and Letchworth Garden City to see the new towns created by her maternal great-grandfather in the 20th century.

The actress can be seen walking through Welwyn Garden City and down Howardsgate and Parkway, and described the layout as “beautiful”.

She also explores Sir Ebenezer’s family history and views the book he wrote, which is in the Hertfordshire Archives.

Born in 1939, Ms Stubbs started her career as a singer and dancer before appearing on screen alongside Cliff Richard in Summer Holiday in her first film role.

She also starred in long-running sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, and recently acted in the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Later this year she will star in series three of Sherlock alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Brookmans Park-based actor Martin Freeman.

The episode will air at 9pm on BBC1 tonight.

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