Some of TV’s funniest moments have been provided by long-running Granada soap Coronation Street down the years.

Who could forget Reg Holdsworth’s burst water bed or the highly potent hash cakes innocently sold over the counter at Roy’s Rolls?

Or Les Battersby’s hot tub crashing through the ceiling when Chesney’s dog Schmeichel jumped in to interrupt a romantic night with wife Cilla?

How well do you remember Corrie’s humorous moments and the characters who created them? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

Many of the questions in our quizzes are based on Clive Hardy’s Around Manchester books on the 1950, 60s and 70s.

The books are on sale now for £14.99 including postage and packing. Just go to inostalgia.co.uk or ring 01928 503777 to place your order.

Watch out also for Clive’s new book, The Home Front – Britain 1939-45. It’s packed with unmissable images from World War II, many from the North West.

 

Which actor, born in Collyhurst, played taxi-driver Les Battersby on the Street from 1997 to 2007?

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Which real-life comedian and actor portrayed undertaker Archie Shuttleworth?

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Which Benidorm actor plays the Street’s current undertaker - Archie’s son George Shuttleworth?

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Which band were Les Battersby’s favourite group? They made a guest appearance on the Street in 2005 and agreed to play at Les and Cilla Brown’s chaotic wedding.

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Two of the Street’s most enduring characters were arch-gossips Blanche Hunt and Norris Cole. Their beautifully observed banter was little short of high comedy. Norris was portrayed by Malcolm Hebden from 1994 right up to last year, but which actress played Blanche?

Blanche Hunt and Norris Cole gossip in the Street, November 2002
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Mavis Wilton, portrayed by Thelma Barlow, formed a formidable double act with on-screen husband Derek (Peter Baldwin). One of their most famous adventures involved an item of theirs being kidnapped and comically held for ransom in 1985. What was it?

Thelma Barlow and Peter Baldwin - the incomparable Mavis and Derek Wilton, February 1991
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Shopkeeper and former Mayor Alf Roberts (Bryan Mosley) provided some prime comic moments when he defended his council seat against Deirdre Barlow (Anne Kirkbride) in 1987. Who did Alf marry in 1978?

Alf Roberts (Bryan Mosley) battles Deirdre Barlow (Anne Kirkbride) in the council elections, May 1987
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Renee was Alf’s first wife; he later married Audrey Potter in 1985

What did Hilda Ogden hang on the huge mural – or muriel as she called it – that entirely covered one wall of her house?

Hilda and Stan Ogden, played by Jean Alexander and Bernard Youens, with their ‘muriel’, January 1979
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Manic supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth (Ken Morley) came to grief when his new water bed sprung a leak during a romantic encounter with which former girlfriend in 1991?

Ken Morley, who played the irrepressible Reg Holdsworth, April 1992
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Which well-known North West comedian appeared on the Street as drayman Eric Gartside?

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