FAREWELL HILDA OGDEN
Whenit began in 1960 Coronation Street was full of wonderful characters who acted out believable scripts without the need for bad language or gratuitous violence and nastiness now so prevalent. The Hilda Ogden Society was formed by Russell Harty, John Betjeman, Laurence Olivier and Michael Parkinson but the actress who depicted her, Jean Alexander, died recently, aged 90. In real life she was more quiet and reserved. RIP!