Barbara Dryhurst appeared on Coronation Street in three different roles:
- Dr Joyce Wightman, who assessed Emily Bishop on her need for psychiatric treatment in June 1992
- Businesswoman Maggie Knight in October 1998
- Weatherfield Comprehensive headteacher Hilary Johnson, appearing irregularly between September 2001 and October 2002.
Her other credited roles include appearances in Brass, Prime Suspect, The Bill, Earthfasts, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Emmerdale, Cold Feet, Clocking Off and Doctors.