Sunday, 14 September 2014
1981: Mark Eden - On The Street At Last!
Actor Mark Eden was very pleased in 1981. He'd landed a role in Coronation Street!
But not the role he is now remembered for!
Mark was Wally Randle, a customer at Jim's Cafe in Rosamund Street, where a certain Mrs Elsie Tanner worked. And she liked him!
Mark said at the time:
"I've wanted to be in Coronation Street for a long time. I'm glad I have made it at last!"
Little did he know - for the Wally Randle character was only around for a short time. He went to lodge with Elsie, regarding her only as a friend. But Elsie read more into the situation - and ended up shattered and alone.
Mr Eden left... and then, in 1986, returned as an entirely different character.
A character called Alan Bradley...