The series ran in various formats from 1994 to 1997, winning a BAFTA for Best Chat Show in 1997.
The success of the show was partly attributed to the "round vowel sounds of the North West accent" which "naturally sound safe and unthreatening" and which allowed the character "to ask the most outrageous, below-the-belt questions of her guest stars".
Mrs Merton and Malcolm lasted one series, and was released on DVD in 2008.
Between 19 she appeared in and wrote for the BBC comedy series The Fast Show.
Manning clashed with Wilson and Aherne, although he acknowledged that One Foot in the Grave was funny.Aherne received BAFTAs for Best Sitcom in 20, Following a disagreement with Cash, Aherne moved to Australia, retreating from the press.She wrote Dossa and Joe which was screened on BBC 2 in 2002.Although critics applauded it, the show did not attract viewers and did not return for a second series.Returning to Britain, she began work on another sitcom with Cash but pulled out, after which Cash wrote Early Doors with Phil Mealey.