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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Top 60 Corrie Characters - Nos. 58 and 57

58. Alan Bradley 1986-1989 (12 votes)

The first long term Corrie villain who terrorised Rita’s life in the late 1980s. They were attracted to each other but due to Rita’s lack of commitment (she declined both of his marriage proposals), Alan had an affair with Gloria Todd. But he came back to Rita when he realised how wealthy she was. To an oblivious Rita, he stole from her and when she confronted him, he tried to kill her. He was arrested and appeared in court but got released and sought revenge and for months stalked and mentally tormented poor Rita. Horrified, she fled to Blackpool and Alan followed her there. Seeing him on the promenade, she ran and while he gave chase he was fatally hit by a tram, ending Rita’s nightmare. What a memorable death!

Should Alan Bradley be at 58? Did you love to hate him? Do you remember his death? Leave a comment!

57. Ray Langton 1966, 1968-1978, 2005 (14 votes)

Deirdre’s first husband who worked at the builder’s yard with Len Fairclough and Jerry Booth. He was one of the early heart throbs – conquests including Irma Barlow, Sandra Butler and Audrey Fleming. Deirdre brought stability to his life and daughter Tracy was born in 1977. But he strayed again when he had an affair with Janice Stubbs. He tried to fix the marriage by getting a job in Amsterdam but Deirdre refused. He left and they later divorced. Ray returned 27 years later in 2005 with the news he was dying of stomach cancer. He made amends with Deirdre and Tracy before passing away in the Rovers on Ken and Deirdre’s second wedding day.

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2 comments:

David said...

Interesting results, and very much the correct way round. Alan was great when he was being nasty but until that last storyline with Rita he wasn't all that interesting. Ray was a bad lad too but he was funny and had a certain charm to him that made you overlook the nasty things he did.

Anonymous said...

I can't count the years I've been watching Coronation Street on Canadian TV. Characters come and go and some are quickly forgotten, but I remember Ray clearly. That must say something.

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