Super Gran was a 1980s children's television programme, about a grandmother with super powers. The show was adapted by Jenny McDade from books written by Forrest Wilson and was produced by Tyne Tees Television for Children's ITV. The title character was played by Gudrun Ure, with Iain Cuthbertson as her nemesis, The Scunner Campbell.
Two series, each consisting of 13 episodes, were produced, alongside a Christmas special. All episodes have been released by Network DVD. The show inspired two computer games.
Ure was born in Campsie, Stirlingshire. She starred in Orson Welles' 1951 stage production of Othello as Desdemona. She also starred in the pilot of a series called Life After Life, written by Yes Minister creator Jonathan Lynn. No further episodes, however, were made. She has also appeared in The 10th Kingdom as Mrs Murray, the wife of Tony Lewis' tyrannical boss and owner of their apartment building, T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom, Midsomer Murders, Casualty and The Crow Road.
Her radio acting credits include the part of Joan Danbury, the mother of Inspector Gwen Danbury in the eponymous police drama by Sue Rodwell broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 2008 and 2010. In a set of Encyclopedia Britannica-produced educational films about William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Ure played the role of Lady Macbeth.
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