The Transgender Character That Changed Soap Operas Coronation Street
's Hayley Cropper, introduced as a bad joke in 1997, and her husband Roy "are one of the few outposts in soap you can turn to for moral virtue. Among the serial killers, pin-ups, playboys, alcoholics and adulterers of contemporary Corrie
, the couple in the zip-up cardigan and the red anorak have become an unlikely symbol of purity."
The Guardian (UK) 10/23/13