Saturday, 23 July 2016

Who was Tricia Hopkins on Coronation Street?

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog, July 10 2016, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Thursday and Friday night's Coronation Street had some wonderful touches and you can read our blogger Emma's review of it here.  Friday 8 July was, of course, the first anniversary of the passing of Deirdre Barlow, on a day in which she would have celebrated her 61st birthday too.

In the Rovers, Ken and Rita reminisced and remembered Deirdre. A pantomine was mentioned in which Deirdre played Dandini...

... and Tricia Hopkins was mentioned, the woman who received a black eye from Deirdre.
Tricia Hopkins was brought into Coronation Street as one of the show's first dolly birds. She was in the show from 1973-76.  Gail Potter (now Rodwell) was brought into the show as a friend for Tricia.

The actress who played Tricia Hopkins is a lovely lady by the name of Kathy Jones. We met Kathy at Corriefest a few years ago and she really is wonderful. 

Kathy was interviewed on The Corrie Years. You can see her in action in the Gail Potter section starting here at 1'.12" via YouTube.

See also: Tricia Hopkins, Corrie pin up of the week circa 1975

See also: Tricia Hopkins - then and now

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Daithi_c said...

and don't forget Suzie Birchall
another trouble-maker from Gail's earlier days.

Tvor said...

Absolutely, though, in fact, Suzie came along after Tricia. Suzie even tried to steal Gail's first husband, Brian Tilsley from her!

This was written because Tricia was mentioned in the show, I think

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