Ann Morrish (born 15 June 1928) is a British actress. Her television appearances include regular roles in Compact and The Expert, as well as The House of Eliott, Minder, Softly Softly . She appeared in the 2006 Midsomer Murders episode Four Funerals and a Wedding as Mildred Danvers. In 1996 she played Emily Arundell in Agatha Christie's Poirot - Dumb Witness . In the autumn season 1964, she acted at the Bristol Old Vic (Colston Hall and Theatre Royal), playing roles in 'Isabelle', 'Mary Mary' and 'The Beaux'Stratagem' Her TV plays included the Welsh BAFTA winner "written off" by Derrick Geer. In addition, she was a presenter on Play School in the late 1960s and she appeared in the 1982 BBC children's drama series 'Break Point', alongside Jeremy Burnham and Stephen Yardley.