It's back to the 1970s for the first in a special series of three programmes meeting some of the Queens of British Sitcom. Here Ashley speaks to Sally Thomsett who played Jo in the runaway ITV comedy Man About The House which starred Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy. The show would go on to spawn two other big hits - George and Mildred (starring Brian and Yootha) and Robin's Nest (starring Richard). Sally speaks candidly about her time as one of the most famous faces in Britain and what the show did for her and her co-stars lives and careers.
Also in this series - interviews with Anna Karen who played Olive in On The Buses and Judy Cornwell who played Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances. These interviews will be broadcast in future weeks.
Meanwhile you can also find other interviews with 'Funny Women' in our archive - including Felicity Kendal, Wendy Craig, Lesley Joseph and former Carry On stars Sherrie Hewson and Amanda Barrie.
The Distinct Nostalgia Theme is composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner.