Blast from Corrie past
■ Before his role in Dad’s Army, Arthur Lowe played the respected lay preacher Leonard Swindley.
■ Anne Reid played Ken Barlow’s wife Valerie and mum to twins Susan and Peter.
■ Gorden Kaye played Elise Tanner’s nephew Bernard Butler, just a year after starting acting.
■ For eight episodes Joanna Lumley played Elaine Perkins, another of Ken’s love interests.