A one-off rendition of this - quite awful - song was performed in a September 2008 episode of Coronation Street
, Britain's longest running soap opera. Vernon Tomlin is an ageing rock drummer who has married the landlady of the Rovers Return Inn
. Sadly, the marriage doesn't work out; first he is beaten up by her ex-husband on his wedding day, and then his new wife has a dalliance with the local bookmaker, a recent arrival in the street, whose name happens to be Mason. The Mason's Arms
is a not unpopular name for a public house, which is more than can be said for its namesake, which was greeted with horrified fascination by the lady in question. The song's allusion to "Begin The Beguine
" would have had Cole Porter spinning in his grave.