The recent speculation about Tracy Barlow getting a job at the Rover's (dear oh dear oh dear) made me think back with nostalgia to the halcyon days when Duggie "Crusher" Ferguson (played by John Bowe) manned the pumps and heaved crates of mixers about in the cellar. Now there was a proper Rover's incumbent. A high calibre actor, with lots of presence, who brought gravitas to the Rover's - his unforgettable appearance as Dolly Parton notwithstanding.
Sadly Crusher was well and truly bumped off by Richard Hillman, and can never return to the cobbles except to haunt someone. Plotline, anybody?! If only he could come back!
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