Cornwall ON – We here in Canada get our Coronation Street episodes months after those aired in the UK although the CBC is now doubling up so we can catch up which is a bonus for long time fans of the British soap fave. The CBC also airs its shows on the internet for watching on demand at no charge so it’s great for people like me that rarely have time. I can catch up at 5 in the morning like I did this morning and sadly watched one of my favorite characters end his run in the most poignant of manners.
It’s was one of the greatest Corrie moments I think I’ve watched and a true tribute to the character of Jack Duckworth and Bill Tarmey who played Jack from 1979! I won’t give away the spoiler for those who haven’t seen it yet, but it was classic Coronation Street which for old timers like me has been sorely been lacking as the storylines keep getting younger and a bit less Corrie like.
Alan Halsall as Tyrone Dobbs did a great job too!
Coronation Street celebrates its 50th year on television and it’s been a long time hit for CBC here in Canada probably only second to Hockey Night in Canada in popularity. I myself have been watching the show for over 30 years. It used to be on at 3 in the afternoon here in Canada and for some reason if there was a holiday or if I was home from school there was nothing like watching Corrie.
Canadian fans you can post your comments and tributes to Jack below.