Monday, 2 January 2012

Coronation Street on This Is Your Life (Part Two)

Part Two featuring the cast of Coronation Street, who, over the years, have been featured on 'This Is Your Life'

William Roache (Ken Barlow)
16th October 1985

Eamonn dressed as an Arab sheik, and was accompanied by a camel, to surprise William at a cast photo shoot to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the soap. Guests on the show included Norman Wisdom, Arthur Marshall and Mike Yarwood.

Bill Waddington (Percy Sugden)

15th October 1986

Eamonn surprised the former variety comedian at Euston Station, with long-time friend Joe Loss and his Orchestra. Bill’s guests included a fellow comedian who worked with him at Manchester’s Hulme Hippodrome in the fifties - Jill Summers - the Street’s future Phyllis Pearce.

Roy Barroclough (Alec Gilroy)

21st October 1987

Roy was summoned back from holiday so Eamonn, disguised as an AA patrolman, could surprise him from under the bonnet of Julie Goodyear’s supposedly broken down Rolls Royce. On hearing ‘This Is Your Life’ Roy, who was initially furious at cutting short his holiday retorted: “Oh no it bloody isn’t

Elizabeth Dawn (Vera Duckworth)
10th January 1990

Michael Aspel’s first visit to Coronation Street was to surprise Liz Dawn in the Rovers Return. Among those paying tributes were Bernard Manning and Larry Grayson.

Thelma Barlow (Mavis Riley)

13th November 1991

Michael interrupted the filming of a scene in The Kabin to surprise Thelma - “How lovely to see you!” Thelma’s show included a reunion with two former Coronation Street actresses Madge Hindle and Anne Reid.

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