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Gail & Me

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 09 Jun 2014
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  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 24 2014 : Sat 07 Jun - Fri 13 Jun
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Gail & Me celebrates Helen Worth’s drama-filled 40 years on Britain’s most famous street, Since the summer of 1974, as long suffering Gail, she has been involved in some of Coronation Street’s most talked about storylines, including her part in five marriages, getting pushed down the stairs by son David and going through the trauma of her 13 year old daughter’s pregnancy.

In this tribute we hear how Helen was brought in as a glamorous young character in the 70’s to freshen up life on the Street. Helen reveals what Pat Phoenix was really like behind the scenes and Cheryl Murray, who played Suzie Birchall, talks about the impact '70s IT girls' Gail and Suzie had on the Street, Amanda Barrie, who played Alma Halliwell, reunites with Helen in the Street’s café, home to 15 years of fond memories for the both of them.

Actor Brian Capron, alias Richard ‘Norman Bates with a briefcase’ Hillman, also returns to the cobbles to recall the ‘killer’ Corrie storylines that rocked the nation.

The documentary also tracks Gail’s disastrous love life, her relationship with David ‘the son from hell’, and reflects on one of the Street’s greatest rivalries – Gail versus Eileen.

Sue Nicholls, who plays Gail’s mum Audrey, reveals how in real life Helen Worth sends her a Mother’s Day card each year, such is the closeness of their working relationship.

The programme features contributions from cast members past and present including Jack P. Shepherd, Sue Nicholls, Paula Lane, Brian Capron, Amanda Barrie, Sue Cleaver, Cheryl Murray, Ben Price and Tina O’Brien.