Monday, November 06, 2006
Who's This Alan Bradley, Then?
Our mysterious Michigan Fan asks, 'Who the @#$Q#$ is Alan Bradley?'
Well, dear M.F. (oops, that sounds rude!) - I'll give you the short answer, and the long answer.
Short answer is that Rita took in a waif called Jenny Bradley way back in the long ago time (mid 80's). Soon enough Jenny is reunited with her estranged Da, Alan Bradley.
Rita and Alan fall in love, she won't marry him so they co-habitate all the while Alan cheats and has affairs. He wants to start his own business so he pretends he's Rita's ex husband Len and get money from the bank. He tries to rape his secretary, she tells Rita what Len's been doing. Rita gives him hell and he tries to suffocate her with a pillow.
Luckily, Jenny walks in and stops the murder. Alan is arrested but is soon back in free society and decides to move in across the street from Rita. Rita wigs out, moves to Blackpool to re-start her singing career and forgets about all her time in Weatherfield.
Bet and Alec discover her there and so does Alan. Alan tries to run after Rita and gets killed by a tram while doing so.
The long story can be found here. (Shout out to Corrie net for the info.)