Quick Corrie history lesson to bring everyone up to date about Angela.
Derek’s ex-wife is Angela Hawthorne who owned the stationary business that he works at as a salesman.
One day in 1994 Derek got stranded on the highway back from London and meets Norris, who gives him a lift back to Weatherfield. Norris needed a place to stay and stays with Derek and Mavis’s home for an extended period of time. At some point, Derek introduces Norris to Angela and bada-bing bada-boom, Norris becomes Mr. Angela and Derek’s new boss.
Angela in the show has always been the Corrie equivalent of Maris on Fraiser….much spoke of, but never seen.So you can understand why I dropped my Boilermaker on Sunday morning when she arrives on the scene. Not sure if I’m glad or dissappointed that she finally makes an appearence. (And something tells me this will not be the end of her.)
NOTE: For anyone following Corrie Classics, you can seen Mavis, Derek and Norris altogether and because they are re-running episodes, you’ll also be able to catch the wedding of Norris and Angela. (Or more correctly, you’ll see Norris marry Angela’s hat.)