The BBC website has just done an interview with her from her Southport home:
Thousands of characters have come and gone during Coronation Street's 50-year history. But only a few live on in viewers' affections long after leaving the cobbles.
Hilda Ogden is one of them. With her curlers and headscarf, the cleaning lady has remained arguably the most iconic character of the last five decades.
Actress Jean Alexander, who played Hilda, recalls her days on the Street.