Soul on the Street

  • by William Roache
  • Narrated by William Roache
  • 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Roache has been an actor on Britain's best-loved soap opera Coronation Street, for over 47 years - making him the world's longest-serving soap star. This abridged audio book is read by the author himself. As a young actor William auditioned for a TV drama that was likely to be running for only a few weeks. Now, 47 years later, he is the only original cast member and the soap's success has established him as a household name. Over the course of that time, William's character Ken Barlow has been married four times, twice to Deirdre, and had a series of tumultuous affairs. This gripping story will appeal to fans of 'The Street' and will make inspiring listening for anyone interested in personal development. After leaving the Army William Roache MBE turned to acting, with roles in Skyport, Knight Errant Limited, The Bulldog Breed and Marking Time. Whilst at Granada filming Biggles, he was picked out by Tony Warren as the Ken Barlow. He appeared in the first episode, and is the only remaining actor from that original episode to still appear in The Street. In 2000 he was awarded an MBE for services to TV drama.


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Interesting for followers of Coronation Street

What made the experience of listening to Soul on the Street the most enjoyable?

It was enjoyable because I was a follower of Coronation Street so you you feel you know the author. Otherwise, I am not sure it would be so enjoyable.

Would you recommend Soul on the Street to your friends? Why or why not?

I would to friends of a similar age to William Roache or people who watch the soap, but not perhaps for the younger generation.I tw

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I liked the author's narrative, but I thought it was a bit slow at times.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I did it my way.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-19-2009
  • Publisher: Hay House UK Ltd