I don't follow Coronation Street - BUT I did recognise the tune that was playing when the "Tyrone" character;
(yes, this chap) was doing his washing (it is a Soap Opera, after all).
It was "The Smiths - How Soon is Now".
Now The Smiths are a Manchester band, but I've always thought of Tyrone as more an Ocean Colour Scene sort of a chap, myself.
Is this writerly shorthand for things being pretty bad for the lad, I wonder?