Saturday, October 08, 2005


Alec in the Rovers

Corrie fans tuning in to the Beeb's latest drama Funland are in for a treat, thanks to a well-known face.

Roy Barraclough, better known to Coronation Street fans as former Rovers Return landlord Alec Gilroy, plays the town's mayor, the Reverend Onan Van Kneck. Barraclough is quick to point out the links between his Weatherfield alter ego and this new character.

"There are lots of similarities between the Mayor and Alec because the latter never got his own way and always got his comeuppance. But I think there's a nastier streak to the Mayor than there was to Alec. I don't mind playing nasty characters at all."

Emily Aston, sister of Coronation Street star Sam Aston (our Chesney) plays Ruby Woolf.

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