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Thursday, 5 June 2014

Cheryl Murray back on our screens

The forthcoming ITV special celebrating Helen Worth's portrayal of Gail Potter/Tilsley/Tilsley/Platt/Hillman/McIntyre on Coronation Street for the past 40 years will also feature Cheryl Murray who played the wonderful Suzie Birchall. She'll be talking about the impact that 'It Girls' Gail and Suzie had on the Street in the 70s. 

I'm not sure what impact Suzie had on the Street but she was pretty much the only reason to watch Corrie for a teenaged boy in the late 70s . She was very much in the mould of her landlady, Elsie Tanner: feisty; forthright and fun-loving. She liked men who would show her a good time and even had a fling with Mike Baldwin. 

Suzie left the Street under a cloud after she tried it on with Brian Tilsley and unfortunately we've not seen much of Cheryl on TV since as she's been bringing up her daughter and dealing with Multiple Sclerosis.  She was briefly in Emmerdale and also appeared in the video for Morrissey's "Everyday is Like Sunday". It'll be good to see her on our screens again, this coming Monday 9th June at 8pm on ITV.

Other faces from the past will include Amanda Barrie (Alma Baldwin) and Brian Capron (Richard Hillman). Let's hope they can get the history right this time.

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4 comments:

David Parsnips said...

Looking forward to seeing Suzie. I remember when she worked as a machinist at the factory (like everyone does) and was very cocky and Ivy the supervisor tried to find fault with her work and couldnt! She was sassy AND smart.

Carry On Blogging! said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

I really do fail to get all this love for Suzie from what I've seen of her she was a selfish stuck up cow who conned and wheedled her way into people's homes

Llifon said...

I am disappointed that it's only for half an hour. She deserves an hour at least for 40 years! Especially with Gail's history.

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