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
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.