Much as the auld yin would never class himself as a Corrie fan, he nevertheless gets subjected to more of his fair share of the long-running Manchester soap thanks to Mrs UTC’s pathological obsession with the goings-on in Britain’s most famous fictional street.
So, imagine the very mild interest generated in the UTC household when the old boy discovered that Coronation Street is to get its very own Co-op. Not just that, it’s also getting a Costa.
UTC doesn’t approve of such product placement and took the news as firm confirmation of his suspicion that the Co-op is taking over the world.
“Whatever happened to the wee independent newsagent that used to pop up in the show now and again?”, he asked his good lady.