I'm not a huge T.V. fan...there's programs I like to see, but don't lose sleep if I don't. Back in the UK I was never a big 'soap' fan, however sadly today Maggie Jones, from Coronation Street has passed away in hospital.
She was the BEST character (Blanche) on Corrie, her legendary put downs and withering looks were classic. This battleaxe will surely be missed by the British soap loving public . RIP Maggie.
Some Blanche classics......
To Ken: "I don’t know why you bother to come if all you can do is moan. Why don’t you go home and write one of your columns about dog muck?”
On Colin: "I'd cut off his whatnots wi' a pair of garden shears, me. The rustier the better."
Blanche: "There's one thing I hate." Peter: "What's that?" Blanche: "Waving."
On Deirdre being accidentally called Daphne: "She's not a Daphne - Daphnes have delicate noses and rosebud mouths, not great big lumpy backsides."
To Ken: "You're going to have to learn to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others, Ken, or you're going to have a very miserable old age."
To Deirdre and Ken: "Good looks are a curse Deirdre. You and Kenneth should count yourselves lucky."
On Roy: "He looks like he should be crayoning summit."
Norris: "Speed bumps? Oh no, they are so ugly and unattractive." Blanche: "So are you, but at least they have some use."
Deirdre: "If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all." Blanche: "I think I'll go home then. "
Blanche: "Face it Ken. You are no Barbra Taylor Bradford." Ken: "On balance Blanche that's the nicest thing you have ever said to me."
Ken to Blanche: "Shouldn't you be knitting under a guillotine or something?"
On Liz McDonald: "Skirt no bigger than a belt, too much eyeliner, and roots as dark as her soul"