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BBC sorry for Margaret Tyzack photo error

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Margaret Tyzack joins the cast of EastEnders as Lydia Simmonds
BBC News has apologised for "human error" that resulted in a report yesterday on the death of actress Margaret Tyzack wrongly featuring a photo of Siân Phillips.

Tyzack passed away on Saturday at the age of 79 after a long acting career on stage and screen, including a famous turn in the 1967 BBC adaptation of Victorian drama The Forsyte Saga.

However, a report on her death aired yesterday on the BBC News At Ten featured a portrait of Welsh actress Siân Phillips.

The BBC has apologised to the families of Tyzack and Phillips for the "unfortunate" incident, which it said was down to "human error".

In a statement, the corporation said: "Due to human error incorrect pictures were used to illustrate a report of the death of actress Margaret Tyzack on the BBC News At Ten.

"The pictures used were in fact of the actress Siân Phillips. This was very unfortunate and we would like to apologise to both the family of Margaret Tyzack and to Siân Phillips for any distress or offence caused."

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