Emily Watson in A Song for Jenny: her performance is intense and unaffected, a vanity-free snot-crying tour de force

The endless cups of tea, the claustrophobia of family sitting rooms, the quiet waiting punctuated by someone saying the wrong thing: all the recogn(...)

Anne Kirkbride with William Roache, who played her on-screen husband, Ken Barlow. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who has died aged 60, found a job for life – and was happy (...)

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street, died on Monday following a short illness. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday aged 60 after a short illness, found a j(...)

Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow, has died after a short illness. Photograph: PA

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride — who played the part of the “legendary” Deirdre Barlow — has died. Kirkbride, 60, who starred in the long-runni(...)

‘Coronation Street’ actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow. Photograph: PA

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride — who played Deirdre Barlow — has died. The 60-year-old who starred in the long-running soap for 44 years, died (...)

 British soap actor William Roache arrives at Preston Crown Court today where the jury has retired to consider if he is guilty of committing a string of historic sex offences against young girls. Photograph:  Peter Powell/EPA.

The jury in the rape and indecent assault trial of Coronation Street star William Roache is to resume deliberation on its verdicts tomorrow.Mr Roache(...)

 Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride arrives at Preston Crown Court ahead of giving evidence in the trial of William Roache today in Preston, Lancashire. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Actors from Coronation Street are expected to be called to the witness box today at the trial of fellow star William Roache, who is accused of a strin(...)