The 'joyful' Jean Alexander
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The 'joyful' Jean Alexander

A friend of Jean Alexander and former Coronation Street scriptwriter praises the actress who "reached into the hearts of the viewers".

Daran Little told the Today programme that Alexander was "nothing like" her most famous soap opera character, Hilda Ogden, from Coronation Street.

Jean Alexander has died at the age of 90.

  • 15 Oct 2016