Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Jack the lad

One of soap's great creations, Jack Duckworth of Coronation Street, is dead, passing away in his favourite armchair dreaming of dancing with his dead wife Vera.

Together they were a great double act, rowing and loving in equal measure, but always caring for each other. Jack, with his spectacles held together with a sticking plaster, was a bit of an everyman, associated with pigeons, pints, punting and pulling the odd fancy woman in his young days. But he was a decent man at heart. We all know a Jack Duckworth and our lives are better for it.

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