Friday, 26 June 2015

Corrie's affectionate nod to Patrick Macnee

The sad passing of actor Patrick Macnee was announced yesterday.  The actor was best known for playing Steed in The Avengers.

Coronation Street's senior storyline writer, Martin Sterling took to twitter to say that one of Underworld's clients in Corrie was named after Patrick Macnee.  Martin has 'protected tweets' on twitter and has given me permission to post a screen grab of his tweet, below.

Martin tells us here at the Coronation Street Blog that calling Underworld clients Macnee's was an affectionate nod as he was a huge fan of The Avengers growing up.

Read more about Martin Sterling here.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Underworld itself was named after a Tom Baker era Dr Who story so there are more telefantasy links there!

Anonymous said...

Martin also named the latest version of the chippy - For Your Fries Only - after another favourite of his: 007 himself.

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