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Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Queen of the Shrews: a tribute to Jean Alexander and Hilda Ogden

The thing with shrews is this: no matter how piercing or shrill, they’re very clever.

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Julie Goodyear

The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

August 12, 2016 Comments Off on The day I met Bet Lynch in a bathroom showroom

I’ve learnt many things in this life, one of them being this: if you get an email from your editor asking if you’d like to join Julie Goodyear for some Corrie-related gardening, you say yes.

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Sean Wilson

From Corrie to Cheese: the Saddleworth Cheese Company

January 29, 2016 Comments Off on From Corrie to Cheese: the Saddleworth Cheese Company

“I bet you didn’t know I made cheese.” This banner can be spotted at food markets up and down the country.

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Corrie: Life on The Street

December 24, 2015 Comments Off on Corrie: Life on The Street

It is 55-years-old but shows no sign of slowing down. The TV institution that is Coronation Street produces five episodes each week, a far cry from its original remit of just one weekly show.

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Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Our Deirdre: a love letter to the Street’s first modern woman

I’ve been trying to work out why I was terribly moved by the death and subsequent tributes to Anne Kirkbride.

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Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

December 5, 2013 Comments Off on Ta’ra Quay Street, Hello MediaCity: Coronation Street moves house

Many, many years ago the 14-year-old me set off on an adventure with three friends. It was the first time we’d been allowed to go to Manchester on our own.

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