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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Bill Roache's dream come true

The Roache "Family Affair" will be on our screens soon. Yes, Ken Barlow is about to discover that he has a long lost son, one of the stalward Soap Opera Plots. This time, it works, considering how many women Ken has had in the past! There was bound to be a love child in the woodpile, wasn't there? Anyway, in the Mirror today there's an interview with the Roache men about working together on Coronation Street.

Bill looks at it as a "dream come true", proudly working with his two sons. In the storyline, Ken gets back in touch with old girlfriend Susan Cunningham, the girl he was dating when Corrie first started in 1960. He figures out that her son is also his, and if he looked in the mirror or at an old photo, the resemblence is obvious! Linus is a dead ringer for a young Bill Roache, after all. His newly discovered son, Lawrence, is a professor but Ken finds out that his son Lawrence has disowned his son because he is gay. Ken, of course, is very liberal and doesn't care about these things and tries to play peacemaker.

Linus says it's "a dream" to be working with his dad and his brother and James, the new actor-kid on the block, considers it an honour. James is also playing his father in the BBC drama Florizel Street, the story of how Coronation Street made it to the airwaves.

3 comments:

Adam said...

Does this mean the original actress who played Ken's girlfriend will also return?

Tvor said...

That I haven't discovered.

Anonymous said...

Patricia Shakesby, who played Susan, doesn't seem to have worked in tv or film since 'Howard's Way' ended in 1989; however it's not uncommon for actors to move into more stagework, and that wouldn't be listed on public sites. She's certainly still alive, and apparently doing some writing, so they may have got her back. Since Ken's letter the other night didn't appear to drop the bombshell, the storyline would seem to be crying out for Susan's reappearance and it's always so nice when they get the original actor back.

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