Thursday, 29 June 2017

Remembering Coronation Street's Alf Roberts

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog June 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

What a lovely bit of dialogue this week on Coronation Street when Alf Roberts got a mention from Audrey. He liked her ankles and her clavicle, apparently!

Anyway, Alf was a real gent of the Street.  He was married to Renee and they ran the corner shop.

After Renee's death, Alf continued running the corner shop with shop assistant Deirdre. She stood against him - and won his seat - in the local election to become independent councillor.

But it was in his role as Mayor of Weatherfield that we'll remember Alf fondly.  Audrey also has memories of being married to the Mayor and all the perks it brought - not least having a fling with Alf's chauffeur!

Alf passed away on New Year's Day 1999. He was found slumped in a chair after Gail's New Year's party.

Gone, but never forgotten!

Brian Mosley,who played Alf, also starred in the seminal film Get Carter with Michael Caine.

Read our blogger Llifon's tribute to Alf Roberts

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