William Roache has been an actor on Britain's best-loved soap opera Coronation Street, for over 47 years - making him the world's longest-serving soap star. This abridged audio book is read by the author himself. As a young actor William auditioned for a TV drama that was likely to be running for only a few weeks. Now, 47 years later, he is the only original cast member and the soap's success has established him as a household name. Over the course of that time, William's character Ken Barlow has been married four times, twice to Deirdre, and had a series of tumultuous affairs. This gripping story will appeal to fans of 'The Street' and will make inspiring listening for anyone interested in personal development. After leaving the Army William Roache MBE turned to acting, with roles in Skyport, Knight Errant Limited, The Bulldog Breed and Marking Time. Whilst at Granada filming Biggles, he was picked out by Tony Warren as the Ken Barlow. He appeared in the first episode, and is the only remaining actor from that original episode to still appear in The Street. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to TV drama.More
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Shocked me how much i enjoyed this book
I am surprised because i enjoyed this book far more than i was expecting to, I sat down for a couple of hours and listened to the whole book in one sitting. Found that Bill's voice to be warm and sincere and a lovely thought that he is nothing much like Ken!
I think it made it feel a lot more real
I did have to skip a little bit when he was talking about the moment he had found that his baby had died, I nearly lost my child so that was a bit hard to listen too.
- Mrs Clare Mead