Reg Harris

Reg Harris

It must rank as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history… Fourteen years after retiring from cycling, former world champion Reg Harris decided he wanted another tilt at the British sprint title. The year was 1971 and Harris was 54 years old. He hadn’t trained...
Hall of Fame – Arlene Phillips

Hall of Fame – Arlene Phillips

Dancer, choreographer, theatre director, talent scout, TV judge and presenter, author, mentor and teacher – there aren’t many roles Manchester-born Arlene Phillips hasn’t mastered. Well known as a judge on the BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and the founder of the...
Anne Rogers & Betty Marsden

Anne Rogers & Betty Marsden

Liverpool actress Anne Rogers cut quite a dash when she sashayed down London’s Oxford Street in the company of two models in March 1954. Shoppers stopped and stared as Rogers had a real swagger in her step. She’d just become the West End’s youngest leading lady at the...
Corrie Humour

Corrie Humour

Six years ago Coronation Street matriarch Liz Dawn complained that the Granada TV series had lost its funny bone. The actress, who had portrayed Vera Duckworth for 34 years, blamed the lack of humour for the much-loved programme missing out on a BAFTA award nomination...