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Location Pics: Corrie's Gary Windass goes AWOL
From the outset, they annoyed me - as do the majority of new soap families until you get used to them (or not) - but Corrie's resident bunch of misfits quickly turned into a promising character set - and that's mostly down to Anna, played by Debbie Rush.
Maybe their under-use has been deliberate?
They're approaching their one-and-a-half-year anniversary with the ITV soap and - in my opinion - really haven't been given an opportunity to shine. The David-Gary rivalry and Eddie's cake-making skills have been the thrust of their existence thus far but they seem to have fizzled somewhat in recent months.
There's a glimmer of hope, though, as my pictures below show.
Just like Anna going AWOL from the café - through Roy's need to cut staff hours - Gary's army plot comes to the fore in mid-April when he runs from his barracks after being called to serve in Afghanistan. His parents realise that something's amiss but by the time they do, Gary goes on the run again...
Images copyright Mark Campbell / Rex Features
Maybe this is the start of something bigger for the family? If not, we can only hope that incoming Corrie producer Phil Collinson capitalises on their potential.
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