When I saw Fandango’s word choice today, I immediately thought of Coronation Street.
Hubby and I have not had a television for 12 years. Even when we did, the soaps were not something we watched. In fact, the last time I saw Eastenders, Emmerdale, Neighbours or Coronation Street was well over thirty years ago, and it has since amused me that plots and the recycling of actors from one to the other make headline news.
But I digress.
From what I can remember, the episode concerned was one where Eddie Yates (a loveable binman) had managed to obtain the remnants of carpet from a big hotel job, and sold it on to Annie Walker, the then landlady of The Rovers Return.
When she found out, she said she could not condone his behaviour, and would have to report him. Thinking on his feet, he pointed out that the monogram on the carpet was actually her initials ‘AW’ and so it could be argued that it was a coincidence and nothing to do with the hotel chain.
Yeah, I am going back a bit……….. way more than thirty years actually as Eddie Yates left the cast in 1983 and made a brief reappearance in 1987.
The actor, Geoffrey Hughes who played him died in July 2012.
Annie Walker was played by Doris Speed, and she too retired from the soap in 1983 (it would have made an interesting pairing if they had run away together come to think of it!).
She died in 1994 at the age of 95.