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Friday, 31 May 2013

Corrie's Mavis Riley and Valerie Barlow on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

Thelma Barlow, who played Mavis Riley, and Anne Reid, who was Ken Barlow’s first wife Val on Coronation Street, have beein filming a special episode of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.  The show will be on screen in November and was filmed to raise funds for Children in Need.

What I found amazing about the press release here is that Thelma is now 83 years old. I know!  She says she doesn't watch Coronation Street any more as she's too busy gardening and seeing friends.

Anne Reid keeps going from strength to strength too. She did a five-night cabaret residency in London last week and is looking forward to the start of filming next month for a second series of BBC1’s Last Tango In Halifax.

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3 comments:

Humpty Dumpty said...

Thelma and Anne look great, with Thelma looking particularly fabulous.

Anonymous said...

I love Anne Reid - she is a national treasure in my book.

ChiaGwen said...

I'm assuming the older white haired woman is Thelma Barlow. I'm sure I saw her in a Doc Martin episode last night (probably from 2010 or before). Would that be her - does anyone know? She was brilliant.

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