Who could ever forget Stan and Hilda Ogden, brilliantly portrayed by Jean Alexander and Bernard Youens, or Mavis and Derek Wilton played by Thelma Barlow and Peter Baldwin?
Following hard on their heels were the inimitable Jack and Vera Duckworth (Liz Dawn and Bill Tarmey) as well as Reg Holdsworth and Maureen Webster (Ken Morley and Sherrie Hewson).
Reg and Maureen’s ruined romp on Reg’s punctured water bed must rank as one of the best comic moments in Street history!
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In what year did Hilda Ogden, the cleaner with a heart of gold and the worst singing voice in Weatherfield, make her first appearance on Coronation Street?
How many times has Gail Platt, played on the soap by Helen Worth for 46 years, been married?
Gail has been married six times to five husbands. They were Brian Tilsley twice, Martin Platt, Richard Hillman, Joe McIntyre and Michael Rodwell
What name did Jack Duckworth invent for himself when he donned a wig and signed up for a dating site – only to find himself on blind date with Vera?
One of the most dramatic moments on the Street occurred in 1989 when Rita Fairclough’s husband Alan Bradley pursued her to Blackpool and was mowed down by a tram. Oldham actress Barbara Knox still plays Rita on the soap, but who played Alan Bradley?
What was the name of Jack and Vera Duckworth’s wayward son, played by Nigel Pivaro?
Reg Holdsworth was the eccentric manager of Weatherfield’s fictional supermarket. What was it called?
In which year did Corrie couple Sally and Kevin Webster, played by Middleton actress Sally Dynevor and Michael Le Vell, get married?
One of the Street’s most memorable storylines was the kidnapping of Mavis and Derek’s garden gnome in 1995. Ransom notes were received from various exotic locations, but who was finally revealed as the kidnapper?
Fans launched a ‘Save Hilda’ campaign when Jean Alexander’s decision to leave the Street was announced in 1987. What role did she subsequently play in Last of the Summer Wine?
After her stint on the Street as Mavis, Thelma Barlow appeared with Prestwich comedian Victoria Wood in which 1998-2000 TV series?
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