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Friday, 30 July 2010

Bet Lynch - a good comeback?


I just got home after a looooong week at two jobs and was in the need of Trashy Telly. I don't generally watch much TV, but it's been that kind of week. So I've found Christopher Biggins presenting the Top 50 Showbiz Comebacks. (What is the point of Christopher Biggings, by the way? He's just like Professionally Camp, or something.) Anyway, at Number 14 was the lovely Bet. She didn't exactly come back for long though, did she? I would say that a come back would demand that you were as big or bigger than you were before, and Bet most definitely was not.

Anyway, watching the clip of her leaving the first time in 1995 made me realise that that is one of my earliest Corrie memories. My dad watched Corrie a lot, and I, at the tender age of 11, was mesmerised by Bet's hair. How did it stay up???

Looking for a photo of Bet I found this amazingness. I'll ignore Hilda's overalls and Vera's unfathomable pink... thing... Concentrate instead on Bet's gorgeous dress and white bangle and beads. I think this look is old enough to be now back in fashion - gorgeous! What's your earliest Corrie memory?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mine was something to do with Ray Langton, Len Fairclough and a yacht/dinghy. Must have been around 1972 but I can't remember the exact storyline . . .

Anonymous said...

Bet's beads and bangles are back, but not the beehive barnet I hope!

Ah Hilda; love her iconic apron, curlers and scarf.

This photo was on a C.S. calendar I had once, and I remember the 'egg race'.

I go back to black and white Corrie days, and while 'you-tubing' happened on a few events that I remember having seen first time round.

One recent clip was of a Lorry crash which sent a pile of rather neatly stacked wood boards down on top of what a young Deirdre thought was Tracy-luv in her pram.
It looks very stagey & amateurish these days, but was exciting at the time.

Anonymous said...

I vividly remember the Deirdre-Ken-Mike love triangle and thought at the time how shocking and brilliant it was.

Ange said...

I'm old enough to remember Val Barlow getting killed in an electrical fire. I even remember Irma and David Barlow being killed. Ken got a shiver up his spine at around the time, before he actually got the news. Oh dear!

Some more vivid memories are more recent: The wonderful Bette having an argument with Alf and I was just mesmerized by her hilarious dangly earrings, thinking "how can they have a serious argument with those swinging around".

Another unforgettable memory is Fred taking the girls out for a day and having to piggy back them across the lake. Classic stuff.

Ange
http://quirkyisokay.blogspot.com

Tvor said...

I was aware of Corrie a long time but only started watching in 89. The first main story i can remember was just after Brian was killed and Gail getting together with Martin. Also Ken was having an affair with Wendy Crozier and Alan Bradly tried to kill Rita.

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