Coronation Street is a British drama serial set in the north of England, chronicling the professional and private lives of the residents of a backstreet in Weatherfield, a fictional suburb of Greater Manchester. Created by Tony Warren and produced by Granada Television for ITV, it first transmitted on 9th December1960 and is the longest running drama series in the world still in production.
18th April1997: Don Brennan finally snapped. Using a borrowed taxi, Don collected Alma Baldwin and used the ride to air his grievances against Mike, as he blamed him for his recent troubles; his garage, formerly owned by Mike, had turned out to be a poisoned chalice, and his attempt to get revenge on Mike by burning down his factory Baldwin's Sportswear actually helped Mike as it destroyed the counterfeit gear Mike had produced. Alma was terrified that the crazed Don was going to take his anger out on her and tried to placate Don by telling him he was in the right over Mike. Don saw through Alma's pleas and, as he drove past the Quays, sent the taxi into the River Irwell with both of them inside.
Alec Gilroy was a theatrical agent who had two stints as landlord of the Rovers Return. Alec's first wife was Joyce, with whom he had a daughter, Sandra, in 1958. In 1971, he became estranged from Joyce and Sandra, and concentrated in his career, managing clubs and artistes, including singer Rita Littlewood. In 1986, he was managing the Graffiti Club in Rosamund Street when he had a dalliance with Bet Lynch, then-landlady of the Rovers. He claimed not to be interested in the Rovers but when Bet couldn't afford the tenancy on her own, Alec proposed marriage to her so that they could run the pub together, and Bet accepted. Alec was happy with Bet but they were rather an odd couple; Bet was bold and brassy, while Alec was morose and miserly. Theirs was a marriage of convenience but while they came to love each other, they had different outlooks and goals in life and in 1992, when he was offered the job of MC on a cruise ship, Bet refused to relocate to Southampton with him, and Alec told Bet their marriage was over.
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