Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Uttered In The '80s - Part 1

Introducing Uttered In The '80s - Back On The Street's look back at some memorable Corrie quotes from the decade of shoulder pads, the Rubik's Cube and the ZX Spectrum.

The Rovers Return, 1986. Emily Bishop (Eileen Derbyshire), Rita Fairclough (Barbara Knox) and Betty Turpin (Betty Driver) have been discussing the latest twist in the long running saga of Derek and Mavis, whilst Terry Duckworth (Nigel Pivaro) looks on.

Emily: "I sometimes think Mavis isn't really cut out for love."

Terry: "I sometimes wonder if Mavis was cut off the back of a Bunty comic."

The lady in question, played by Thelma Barlow, pictured in 1982.

1 comment:

  1. One of my all time favourite quotes was from 89 or 90, when Alec and Bet were having marital problems. Betty i think, said to her (and i'm paraphrasing this bitZ) "You're bearing up well, luvvie" to which Bet replied through taut mouth and a ciggie in her hand "It's not a smile, Betty luv, it's a lid on a scream"