Jack Duckworth and Me : Bill Tarmey has played lovable rogue Jack Duckworth in Coronation Street for the past thirty-one years. Now, as he retires from the show on its fiftieth anniversary, he tells his full story. Bill reveals the hilarious japes behind the scenes with the actors who played Curly Watts, Alec Gilroy and many more. There are Jack's love scenes with Bet Lynch and Dulcie Froggatt, plus the more emotional times when Stan Ogden, Alf Roberts and his screen wife Vera died. There's also the fascinating story of Bill's early years growing up in the streets of post-war Manchester - "just like Coronation Street but not half as posh." Destined to be an asphalter like his Dad, Bill never gave up his love of singing and soon made a name for himself on the working men's club circuit. Taking work as a TV extra, Bill was quickly cast in the role of Jack, whose life has uncannily mirrored Bill's own with its lurches of fortune.
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