‘Coronation Street’ fans who are dreading the upcoming moment where they have to say goodbye to Deidre Barlow will be delighted to hear that a book celebrating the character is set to be released.
Scenes showing Deirdre’s family learning of her off-screen death will be aired in the coming days, following Anne Kirkbride’s death earlier this year.
Now, Century, a division of Random House, have revealed plans for ‘Deirdre: A Life On Coronation Street’, which will pay tribute to one of soapland’s best-loved and well-known icons.
The book will include plenty of trips down memory lane, and classic storyline details, along with never-before-seen snaps.
‘Corrie’ fans will need the tissues at the ready for the next few weeks, as Deirdre’s exit storyline plays out in Weatherfield.
Anne’s husband David Beckett has worked with soap’s bosses to ensure his wife’s character gets a suitable send-off, and Bill Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, previously shared his sadness at filming the scenes.
“It’s very, very strange because we’re actually filming the funeral of Deirdre and I had a scene as Ken where I’m given Deirdre's glasses, but of course Annie wore them for 30 years, so you certainly don’t need any motivation for the acting,” he said. “We’re always on the verge [of tears].”
‘Deidre: A Life On Coronation Street’ will be published on 22 October 2015.