Sunday, 27 May 2012

Coronation Street wins 2012 BAFTA

Coronation Street has won the British Academy Television Award for Best Soap and Continuing Drama.  The awards were held tonight at the Royal Festival Hall in London and were hosted by Dara O'Briain.

Collecting the award on stage was William Roache, who plays Corrie's Ken Barlow.

Also on stage were Corrie Producer Phil Collinson and cast members Helen Worth (Gail McIntyre), Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre), Paula Lane (Kylie Platt), Chris Fountain (Tommy Duckworth), Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames) and Kate Ford (Tracy Barlow).

Corrie beat off competition from EastEnders, Shameless and Holby City.

Well done, Corrie!

For those who don't recognise any of the faces above, the two women on the far left of the picture are Corrie writer Debbie Oates, dressed in black, standing next to Louise Sutton, Corrie Assistant Producer, dressed in pink.  And the woman dressed in black between Michelle Keegan and Helen Worth is Corrie Director (and ex-actor) Noreen Kershaw.

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maggie muggins said...

Yay, Corrie!! Finally, a win! It's been a while since we won against the "other soap". And now Shameless & Holby too. Well done!

Beth said...

I don't watch any of the other soaps but considering the state of the street right now and that it actually won for the shambolic mess that it is, I can only shake my head in disbelief! I'm also sad that this may boost Phil Collinson's popularity with the powers that be at ITV and he may stay even longer - which will be disastrous for our beloved street!
Really it didn't deserve it!

Tvor said...

I'm so pleased!!!! I believe these awards are industry ones, not fan-voted, right?

Anonymous said...

Who's hand is that on Tina's backside?

BTW..I agree with Beth..I am tuning out this year. It's become the Pete and repeat show. If I want to catch up on what's going on on the street, I'll just look up a few episodes on Youtube from 15 years ago or so...same stories..different characters. The dumbing down of Coronation Street.

Looney Baloon said...

Is Tracy/Kate Ford pregnant? She looks a bit full in the tummy in that photo. Gails looks great!

Anonymous said...

Ye Gods - an awards picture without Cotton!!!

Glenda Young said...

It looks like Noreen's hand on Michelle Keegan's bum!

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