Saturday, 31 August 2013

Corrie A-Z: Q is for Quiff


Something that’s always been on Corrie as long as both the street itself and Ken Barlow is Ken’s quiff. And here’s a picture dedication of how the quiff’s survived over the years. While other characters like Len Fairclough and Mike Baldwin had quiffs at some time or another, it is Ken’s that’s endured.
 
 
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's the difference between a "quiff' and a "coif", please?

Anonymous said...

Is it really necessary at this moment in time to show anything to do with Ken Barlow considering recent events? I mean its good enough article, just might be in poor taste.

Janice said...

I do not agree with demonizing a person for a crime he might have committed. There seems to be a tendency that when something unsavory about a person is discovered he is reviled in wholesale. People want to redefine a person, all other goodness is either forgotten or dismissed. Whatever he may or may not have done does not erase his history and contribution to Corrie.

Mad Hatter said...

Fully agree. We cannot just ignore all the history that Ken Barlow has been involved in. Does that mean that every future anniversary book, DVD or any related stuff should just completely be forgotten about and removed? It would be an insult to those who have watched the show for many years and those who have worked on the character.

And it is just the character we are talking about, not Bill Roache himself. Viewers know the difference between a fictional character and their portrayer. And despite the allegations of Len Fairclough, he is still mentioned and referenced to.

Llifon said...

I did consider not publishing this post, but then I thought this is about Ken Barlow - the longest running character on the show. His quiff is legendary.

We have to distinguish the character from the actor. Like with Len Fairclough - he was the leading male in the first 25 years of the show, yet he's not really remembered. Whatever the actor did, the character was one of the best in Corrie.

Carry On Blogging! said...


Yes, let's keep the comments about the character Ken Barlow please, as that is clearly the subject of Llifon's blog post :)

Anonymous said...

In response to the question about quiff vs. coif: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiff

Anonymous said...

We didn't used to call that a quiff. More of a fringe. In my day, quiffs were horrible sticky out hairdos favoured by 1950s teddy boys.

Anonymous said...

He has not yet been found guilty - he is still innocent in the eyes of the law as of today so less of the knitting beneath the guillotine, please.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Just because I'm bored on a Sunday afternoon and not taking this too seriously, a quiff has got to be a piece of hair, sometimes oozing brilliantine hair oil, that is brushed back from the hair. Like anon at 11.32 says, it was a style much favoured in the '50's. Ken has the Hugh Grant look and I'd call them the Floppy Hair Brigade.

Rosie L said...

I agree, it's definitely a 'flop' not a 'quiff'

Anonymous said...

In my day a dumb woman was called a 'stupid quiff'.
I like Ken's do. He must dye it though - no way an old man has blonde hair like that.

Llifon said...

Well actually in recent years, Ken's hair has become whiter now.

BeaverDamsel said...

I am older than Ken and my hair has still not turned. I do not know if his has or not. I like his quiff. Eugenie

ChiaGwen said...

Looks like a tsunami to me - not a Quiff....

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