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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Who's your all time favourite Corrie male?


A couple of weeks ago, I asked you for your all time favourite Corrie female, and you can still leave your answers. 

Well today I'm asking you for your all time favourite Corrie male. Just leave your comments below and it'll be interesting to find out who comes out on top for you.

I have a few favourites, with the likes of Ken, Norris, Len Fairclough, Fred Elliott and Roy close to the top. But my all-time favourite has to be good old "by 'eck" Alf Roberts. One of the stalwarts of the show, he is often underrated because he was ordinary. Well-remembered for being the corner shop owner and for his work on the council and mayor, Alf was also a Rovers regular, propping up the bar for many years with his best pal Len. Not your usual womaniser, Alf was wed three times. While we didn't see his first wife Phyllis, he married Renee in 1978 and Audrey in 1985. It was his marriage to Audrey that we all remember, with their clashing personalities and Alf being tight-fisted while Audrey was the traditional gad-about. 

And of course there was his trilby hat!

And that's why Alf is my favourite!

Who's yours? Well, leave your comments below!

I did a tribute to Alf over a year ago, and you can read it here.

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18 comments:

Unknown said...

Jack Duckworth

Anonymous said...

Curly Watts. He bought a star for Raquel. Norris helped deliver his baby

Kristine Hughes said...

Keep in mind that I'm new to the Street - am currently up to July 1998. Alf's a treasure, but my favorite so far is Eddie Yates. Talk about a heart of gold. I wouldn't have minded having him as a lodger. His storyline with Hilda was wonderful. A close second is Curly Watts, another "good guy." In fact, all the best characters, IMHO, are the good ones, although Mike Baldwin gets an honorable mention for consistency.

Anonymous said...

1. Danny Baldwin.
2. Eddie of cake-baking fame.

~JB in Canada

AmandaB said...

Jack Duckworth, such a chancer but he had a heart of gold and a comedy legend too.

Anonymous said...

They've all been my favorites at one time and another - Len Fairclough, Ray Langton, Eddie Yeats but I think I would have to go with Jerry Booth. He was such a gentleman.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Kristine - Eddie Yeats, then second Mike Baldwin.

Louby said...

So many stars but Roy is my favourite. His character is unique in soapland I think. The scene a few months ago, when he was recalling a childhood party to Anna was first class writing and acting.

Anonymous said...

Derek wilton!!

Anonymous said...

Jack Walker - a true gentleman !

Unknown said...

Led Battersby

Anonymous said...

Tony Gordon and Peter Barlow

SheShe said...

Jim McDonald. Go Jays!

samantha from Canada said...

Well it has been Todd for years and years, but I hate who he has become. I'd have to say the old Todd. Followed by Craig (Rosie's ex bf Craig). Then Chesney.

Dilly Daydream said...

Jim McDonald for me, closely followed by Danny Baldwin.

Kim said...

Des Barnes and Danny Baldwin

Muriel Ducks said...

Mike Baldwin is number one for me. I loved the consistancy of acting and character, the way his relationships with Bet, Deidre & Alma beame supportive friendships. The scenes when Hilda was his cleaner were brilliant and he almost managed to make Ken interesting!
I am glad Len, Ray and Jerry have been mentioned as they were a great trio but equally strong apart.
Also fond of Kevin and honorable mention to Dennis Stringer a strong decent man, wasted on Janice.

David said...

Many come close (in the main Alec, Curly and Mike) but number one for me is the legend that is Albert Tatlock. He looks like a live-action cartoon character and is so hilariously bad-mannered that the moment Jack Howarth trundles into a scene I have a smile on my face as I know a laugh is coming.

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