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WATCH: Look back at Roy Barraclough's career

Roy Barraclough, the actor who played one of Coronation Street's most loved characters, has died at the age of 81.

As Rovers landlord Alec Gilroy he delighted fans through the ups and downs of his marriage to landlady Bet.

But before he appeared on the Street, Barraclough had been a comedy hit with another North West legend Les Dawson.

  • Our Entertainment Correspondent Caroline Whitmore looks back at his memorable career.

Liverpool celebrates 50 years of Sergeant Pepper

In the song it was 20 years ago - but in real life it is 50 years ago today that The Beatles brought out what is probably their most famous album of all time - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.

Not surprisingly, the city of Liverpool is very proudly celebrating that fact.

Tonight a new film about the album is having its premiere there and lots of other Sgt Pepper related events are also planned over the rest of the summer.

  • Watch Tim Scott's report:
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