Thursday, 9 July 2015

Coronation Street fan of the week - Brian in Glasgow

It's time to meet our Coronation Street fan of the week.
Would you like to be our Coronation Street fan of the week? 
Brian with William Roache
Who are you and where are you from? 
I am Brian Altman From Glasgow, aged a young 53, born December 30th 1961 which makes me one year younger than Coronation Street.

How long have you been watching Corrie?
I have been watching the street for as long as I can remember. Along with Kenneth Barlow, I can even remember when it was in black and white, with the snug in the Rovers, and its regulars, Minnie, Martha and Ena, Jed Stone, Elsie, Annie Walker, and all those Classic characters. I don't remember Jack Walker to be honest.

Who are your favourite female and male characters - and the reasons why?
Stan and Hilda Ogden, I always love the great storylines they had together along with their lodger Eddie Yeats.

What's been some of your favourite Corrie storylines over the years?
Stan Ogden and  Eddie Yeats. I always remember with great fondness the classic colour screen they had put over the television set to make it look like a colour TV much to the disagreement of Hilda. The Lorry crashing into the Rovers return and nearly killing Tracy Barlow in her pram outside, with mum Derdrie inside the Rovers Return.The death of Harry Hewitt crushed under a van while changing a wheel (with Len Fairclough ) after Elsie Tanner's wedding. The famous tram story with Rita and Alan Bradley. Hilda and Stanley's Second honeymoon: "What does that lipstick taste of..." to which she replied to "Woman Stanley. Woman." Raquel and (Norman) Curly Watts under the stars. Ken Barlow, Deirdre And Mike Baldwin love triangle Affair, and Ken shouting "I'M NOT BORING", Gail and Norman Bates with a briefcase.  Helen worth is my next all time fave character and actress to Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander).

And what would your fantasy Corrie storyline be?
I WOULD DEARLY LOVE a walk on part of me visiting Weatherfield after winning the lottery to put in a CASH offer to buy the Rovers only to be told it is not for sale. I would be in this for a maximum of two episodes. When in the Rovers I would love to be standing next to Tony Warren on one side of me and Bill Roache on the other.

Have you any snippets or news about meeting any of the Corrie cast, or trips to the set, etc., that you'd like to share?

YES MY WEE FLAT IS BURSTING WITH EVERYTHING CORRIE, TONY WARREN WOULD BE SO PROUD.

ON SATURDAY MAY 30th THIS YEAR NOT ONLY DID I ATTEND THE MANCHESTER CATHEDRIAL FOR  ANNE KIRKBRIDE'S MEMORIAL BUT I WAS FIRST IN THE QUEUE AT 6-10am WEARING THE ORIGINAL T SHIRT FROM THE SUN NEWSPAPER FROM 1998 WHICH IM DELIGHTED TO SAY STILL FITS ME ""FREE THE WEATHERFIELD ONE "

I HAVE OVER THE YEARS BEEN HONOURED ENOUGH TO MEET WILLIAM ROACH, HELEN WORTH, JULIE HESMONDHALGH, KEN MORLEY. I HAVE MOST BOOKS AND TRIVIA ON CORRIE, MUGS, A LOT OF SOUVENIRS FROM OVER THE YEARS, AND FROM THE ORIGINAL TOURS WHICH I WOULD ATTEND EACH YEAR IT WAS OPENED.

I HAVE THE WHOLE COLLECTION OF THE OLD CORRIE MAGAZINES WHICH I HAD A POEM PRINTED IN AND WON A PRIZE OF DINNER WITH WILLIAM ROACHE, AND JULIE HESMONDHALGH WHICH I STILL HAVE THE PHOTOS.

I WON A RADIO TIMES PRINT CELEBRATING 40yrs OF CORONATION STREET BY A COMPANY CALLED LEMON ART IN 2001 WHICH HANGS IN MY KITCHEN.

ON MY RETURN TO WEATHERFIELD LAST YEAR I GOT MY PICTURE UPDATED OUTSIDE THE ROVERS ON THE TOUR, (I WENT TWICE IN TWO DAYS ) AND GOT THE PICTURE DONE AS A LAMPSHADE WHICH IS NOW IN MY KITCHEN AS MY MAIN LIGHT COVER.

I HAVE THE WHOLE STREET SMALL MODEL IN FRONT OF MY TV AND THE 12 CHARECTERS MADE BY KORGI FROM YEARS AGO STANDING OUTSIDE THEIR HOUSES.

I HAVE THE CORONATION ST CALENDAR PROMENENTLY PLACED IN MY LIVING ROOM AND HAVE HAD THIS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. I HAVE MOST BOOKS PUBLISHED BY DARAN LITTLE AND OTHER BUT MY MAIN ONE FROM ABOUT 5 yrs AGO WHICH WAS AUTOGRAPHED BY GAIL (HELEN WORTH) AND KEN (BILL ROACHE) WAS STOLEN FROM ME SADLY NEVER TO BE REPLACED. I HAVE SO MUCH MORE TOO MUCH TO MENTION.

I DONT ANSWER THE PHONE / DOOR TO ANYONE DURING ANY CORONATION STREET BROADCAST WHICH ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME IS AWARE OF.

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