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The Road to Coronation Street is the dramatized story of how Coronation Street, Britain's best-loved series, was created - and how it almost never made it on air. Set in Manchester's Granada TV Studios circa 1960, passionate young scriptwriter Tony Warren had a vision of bringing to life a program about real people and everyday situations on the streets of working-class Manchester. Portraying Tony's boardroom battles to convince network executives that his idea for a dramatic series would be both popular and commercially successful - and the gamble executives took to bring this show to the screen - this film marks the milestone 50 Year Anniversary of Coronation Street.
Bonus Disc: Coronation Street - The Beginning: The very first episode of Coronation Street as broadcast on December 9, 1960. REMASTERED (approx. 25 mins. B&W)
Great to see the effort behind this program, a true icon of English TelevisionPublished 14 months ago by Carol
I've been a fan of "Coronation Street" for years and am fortunate enough to live close to the Canadian border so I can watch it on TV. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by Henriette