Isobel Barnett



Many a Slip (panellist)

What's My Line? (regular panellist)

The Year In Question (resident panellist)


Practising doctor and actress who found particular fame as a panellist of the BBC version of What's My Line?. Her solicitor husband was knighted for his efforts as Mayor of Leicester in raising money for flood relief following the East Coast Floods of 1953, so she was sometimes referred to as Lady Isobel Barnett.

After her TV career took a downturn, she descended into a reclusive livelihood and became a kleptomaniac. She committed suicide in 1980 after being convicted of stealing a tin of salmon.


As well as Many a Slip, she also appeared on another Ian Messiter show, the women's discussion show Petticoat Lane.

She had at least two flowers named after her, including a hosta and a fuchsia.

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Wikipedia entry

Infax entry

bfi catalogue entry


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