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Deirdre Barlow (Character)
from "Coronation Street" (1960)

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"Coronation Street: Episode #1.7121" (2009)
Ross: [an AA meeting] ... and with God's help - or whoever it is up there whose keeping an eye on me - that's how it'll be for the rest of my life. And it will be.
Blanche Hunt: Have you finished?
Ross: ...Yes.
Blanche Hunt: Can I ask you something?
Howard Lee: Well we don't ___
Blanche Hunt: They say that alcohol loosens the tounge. Well you must have took ten-to-the-douzen with drink inside you, or did you get tanked up ___
Deirdre Barlow: Mother!
Blanche Hunt: What?
Deirdre Barlow: Don't be so rude!
Blanche Hunt: Well I think he needs telling! I've never heard so much self-indulgent whinging in all my life!
Ken Barlow: Blanche!
Blanche Hunt: Is there some... correlation between how boring you are and how much you drink?
Peter Barlow: Blanche, what we normally do at this point, is let other people in the group reflect on what the speaker has just said.
Blanche Hunt: And what am I doing? Chewing corn for gummy parrots?
Howard Lee: Ross was just trying to help those here with a drink problem, to see that they're not alone.
Blanche Hunt: I'm surprised no-one's fallen asleep! I thought my tea tasted funny. What did you lace it with, ProPlus?
Melanie: I found it very illuminating. Sorry my name's Melanie and I'm an alcoholic.
[They all greet her]
Melanie: No I did, I found it really interesting. I always do when you speak.
Blanche Hunt: You want to get out more - wait 'till you try bingo - you'll hyperventilate.

"Coronation Street: Episode #1.7209" (2009)
Blanche Hunt: [as the Barlows meet George and Eve, Blanche is very drunk] Kids on every corner - lurking and spitting, pavements knee deep in dog-doo, murderers running actories - on it's not like it was around here. There was a time when stupid people, with nowt to steal - could leave the doors open!
Ken Barlow: You're painting a very negative picture, Blanche.
Deirdre Barlow: She's a very negative person.
Blanche Hunt: I'm a realist - I don't live in fairy-land like you do.
Eve Wilson: Everywhere's got a problem, hasn't it?
George Wilson: Exactly - there's good and bad everywhere.
Blanche Hunt: Good and bad in this room!
[Points at Deirdre]
Blanche Hunt: This one - she were in prison! I nearly died of the shame.
Deirdre Barlow: Mother! Nobody needs to know that!
Blanche Hunt: [points at Ken] He's had more affairs than Soft Mick!
Peter Barlow: I think you've had enough Blanche.
Blanche Hunt: Oh! Well you certainly have!
[points at Peter]
Blanche Hunt: And this one 'ere, he's an alcoholic, you know!
Leanne Battersby: I'll just get you another glass, Blanche, with tea in it.
Blanche Hunt: Oh! And now I'm being told off by the former prostitue! Oh naughty Blanche! Naughty!

"Coronation Street: Episode #1.5903" (2004)
[Liz enters the Barlows' living room wearing a low-cut, short sparkly dress]
Liz McDonald: Morning, all. What do you think?
Deirdre Rachid: Oh, I say, you look very glam!
Tracy Barlow: We don't normally dress for breakfast.
Liz McDonald: No, this is for me job interview.
Tracy Barlow: What job?
Blanche Hunt: Prostitute.
Liz McDonald: Blanche!
Deirdre Rachid: Mother!
Blanche Hunt: You were all thinking it. I just said it out loud.