Although Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride was best known for her role as Deirdre, she was 17 when she landed her first profesional acting part.
ITV Granada correspondent Amy Welch takes a look back at Anne's career and how it all started in her home town of Oldham.
Kieran Roberts, ITV's Creative Director of Drama gives us his favourite 'Deirdre' storylines and moments
Coronation Street fans on the Corrie Tour at the Old Granada Studios have paid tribute to Anne Kirkbride - Deirdre Barlow
Entertainment Correspondent, Caroline Whitmore on her memories of Annie Kirkbride