He's one of the giants of Coronation Street of the past 30 years. He played Jim McDonald for 11 years and has been back around 7 times to reprise his role. But there's much more to Charlie Lawson than the Street. Here Ashley sits down for a lengthy chat with this fine actor whose career spans four decades and includes working with the legendary film maker Mike Leigh. Expect a very candid conversation as Charlie recalls his early years on Corrie working with Bev Callard, Nick Cochrane and Simon Gregson. There's frank language throughout. Charlie doesn't mince his words when he talks about the state of TV today! And just what will be in that book he's been working on?
And of course you can hear tons of interviews with other Coronation Street stars on Distinct Nostalgia. Have a trawl through our archive wherever you get your podcasts.