Monday, 16 August 2010

Corrie Hilda Trivia

Did you know...?
Actress Jean Alexander once worked in the wardrobe department at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre?  This is the theatre where Ken's Martha was appearing when he went to see her in her play.

Jean's lawnmower is on display in the National Lawnmower Museum in Southport.

Last of the Summer Wine, the show in which Jean has played Auntie Wainwright for many years, has been axed by the BBC.  The very last episode airs in the UK on Sunday 29th August.

Stan Ogden bought his wondow cleaning round from a character called I-Spy Dwyer.  The part was played by Roy Barraclough, know best known as Alec Gilroy.  He also played a bed salesman in a shop where the Odgens slept outside overnight to get a bargain in the sale.

The Ogdens first appeared in 1964.

On Hilda's sideboard she had a plaster ornament of a mermaid sitting on a rock.

Hilda's brother ran a fish and chip shop.

The curlers worn by Jean Alexander in the show used to be on exhibition at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum.

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