Her character was so woven into the national fabric, Tony Blair affectionately ordered his Home Secretary to investigate the case of the 'Wetherfield One.'
For 44 years, Anne Kirkbride portrayed the turbulent life and times of Deirdre Barlow in Coronation Street.
William Roache - her on-screen husband Ken Barlow - spoke movingly to ITV News reporter Damon Green, of a friend and colleague who was "always loving, always happy".
Corrie actress Anne Kirkbride cast a long shadow over the NTAs with the cast of rival soap EastEnders even dedicating their prize to her.
Her onscreen husband gave a touching tribute to actress Anne Kirkbride who died earlier this week.
Kieran Roberts, ITV's Creative Director of Drama gives us his favourite 'Deirdre' storylines and moments