The name is not going to be familiar to many TDOY readers, but to fans of the blog across the pond and elsewhere, I learned a short while ago through an e-mail that actress Gilly Coman died on Tuesday from a heart attack at the age of 50. Among her best-known television roles were parts on Emmerdale Farm, Children’s Ward, Springhill and
I’m only familiar with Coman’s best-known TV showcase; she played the part of will o’ the wisp Aveline Boswell in the highly-popular situation comedy Bread, created by veteran sitcom scribe
Bread’s first three series received a DVD release (in two sets) beginning in 2003 but since that time, no further series have surfaced on disc. I wrote a review about the show back in February 2006 after purchasing both sets and found it to be delightful—though the subject matter of a family doing whatever they can to make money even though they’re on the dole would probably not be particularly palatable to conservatives.
R.I.P, Ms. Coman. You shall be missed.