IT’S good to see former Coronation Street actress Georgia Taylor back on screen this week.
She guest stars as Phyllis Cook (pictured) in the first episode of new BBC1 drama Lilies.
The eight-part series is about three sisters in 1920s Liverpool and features young Manchester actress Catherine Tyldesley as eldest sister Ruby.
Wigan-born Georgia, 26, quit the Street in 2003 after six years in the role of Toyah Battersby.
She’s since gone on to a variety of parts, including Shyanne Holden in Blackpool and a film debut last year in The History Boys.
Georgia also has a guest role in episode four of the second series of BBC1’s New Street Law, which begins later this month.
She has never ruled out a return to Weatherfield, but made clear that the timing and storyline would have to be right before she considered it.
Vicky Entwistle, who plays Toyah’s screen mum Janice, told me a few weeks ago: “I would love her to come back.”
Viewers saw Janice depart for France last night – but she’ll be back in a month or two, along with Jane Danson, who plays Leanne Battersby.
The chances of Toyah also returning to the cobbles in 2007 appear slim.
But isn’t it about time her past love Spider (Martin Hancock) paid his Auntie Emily a visit?
Lilies begins on BBC1 at 9pm on Friday.
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