Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

ALASTAIR McKAY'S TV CHOICE

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

ALASTAIR McKAY'S TV CHOICE

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Byline: ALASTAIR McKAY

CORONATION STREET 7.30PM, 8.30PM, ITV1 As one door closes, another opens. So, with the departure of that denizen of the Rovers, Betty, roguish Terry Duckworth (Nigel Pivaro) returns to Weatherfield. This does not bode well for the younger Duckworth, Tommy (Chris Fountain). Expect much sadness, as Betty's son Gordon (Bill Kenwright) arrives bearing bad tidings. Meanwhile, as hotpot is removed from the pub menu, events conspire to make Ken Barlow (William Roache) examine his conscience, again.

THE 70S 9PM, BBC2 In the first of a four-part series, historian Dominic Sandbrook addresses the first two years of the decade, applying the same tone of suburban wonder to glam rock and the Common Market, rather as if he were addressing an audience of halfeducated Martians. He overestimates the sexiness of Ted Heath, and characterises Marc Bolan as "a lorry driver's son from Hackney, with an eye for the ladies", which is surely beside the point. …

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