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01-03-2021, 23:56   #1276
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It's turning more and more miserable as the years go on.

Bill Roache once summarised the differences between Corrie and Eastenders. Eastenders, someone does something wrong (rob a pensioner, for example) and they get hounded into the streets, with a 'SLING YER HOOK' from all the people.

In Coronation Street, you're brought in for a cup of tea, and get a 'what were ya thinking, luv?'.

Now Corrie's become misery. That, and some of the actors on that show (Especially the younger cast, and a few of those who've been there for a while) are rubbish. They care less about acting, more about promoting products on instagram.
I can't see a lot of the younger cast they have nowadays
being as fondly remembered as most of the oldschool cast of yeasteryear on corrie or even eastenders and the like, they're all so bland and banal compared to the like of Baldwin Jack and Vera Duckworth, Frank Butcher Peggy... Big characters Big Personalities.

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02-03-2021, 03:14   #1277
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I can't see a lot of the younger cast they have nowadays
being as fondly remembered as most of the oldschool cast of yeasteryear on corrie or even eastenders and the like, they're all so bland and banal compared to the like of Baldwin Jack and Vera Duckworth, Frank Butcher Peggy... Big characters Big Personalities.
Yeah, and I was saddened that the actor playing Norris unfortunately cannot return. The mind was willing, the body, unfortunately not.
He brought warmth. Despite his nitpicking, there was humanity there.

I know there are some actors and characters many people forget were on the show.
There are even entire families that were forgotten (The Griffin's, The Morton's, among others. The Morton's were noticable for being hated on arrival, and the family were whittled out rather quickly. I didn't even remember the Morton's until one actor passed away last year, and I forgot he was even in Corrie. He was one of the Morton's).
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Former Liverpool and Scotland striker Ian St John has passed away at 82. He'll be remembered by a lot of people for the Saturday afternoon show he co-hosted with Jimmy Greaves. Saint and Greavsie ran from 1985-1992 on ITV.
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02-03-2021, 17:49   #1279
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A great straight man to Greavsie on TV. RIP.

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Jahmil French has died aged 29 RIP.

He was a star of Degrassi: The Next Generation and was last in Netflix's Soundtrack series.
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Jahmil French has died aged 29 RIP.

He was a star of Degrassi: The Next Generation and was last in Netflix's Soundtrack series.
So young RIP
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03-03-2021, 14:19   #1282
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I can't see a lot of the younger cast they have nowadays
being as fondly remembered as most of the oldschool cast of yeasteryear on corrie or even eastenders and the like, they're all so bland and banal compared to the like of Baldwin Jack and Vera Duckworth, Frank Butcher Peggy... Big characters Big Personalities.
Gave up on corrie years ago , emmerdale is far superior
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Watching Upstairs Downstairs boxset atm and just saw that Nicola Pagett who played Elizabeth Bellamy has died..
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Watching Upstairs Downstairs boxset atm and just saw that Nicola Pagett who played Elizabeth Bellamy has died..
I remember her from A Bit of a Do with David Jason and David Thewlis.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56291059
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Sad to read that bipolar disorder (then known as Manic Depression) effectively ended her career.

I think I saw her in a Bit of a Do. There were a few episodes repeated late at night on Gold, or Dave or one of those channels. Not long back.

RIP.
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I remember her from Anna Karenina when I was about 10 years old and thought she was gorgeous.
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Aah no


Tony Hendra has died, aged 79.

Best known for playing Spinal Tap manager Ian Faith, but also worked in TV (co-created ‘Spitting Image’ and wrote for ‘Saturday Night Live’)

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/05/a...-dead.amp.html


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