Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tony Warren on This is Your Life (1995)

For those of you interested in something a little different, I have recently come across Tony Warren's This is your Life episode on YouTube, and it's a great watch.

It tells the story of the man who created Coronation Street, and by learning more about him you can see how the Street came to be what we know and love.

There are some classic clips together with many new and old stories. It is great to see so many former cast members present - I spotted Madge Hindle, Daphne Oxenford, Alan Rothwell and Jennifer Moss among others. Having recently left the show, Julie Goodyear also makes an appearance, sporting hair which made me think of Judy Finnegan for some reason! Ms Goodyear knew how to make an entrance, that's for sure!

I got quite nostalgic seeing the cast of 1995 pose with Tony - it highlights how much has changed since then with so many much-loved characters now gone. Tony's novel "The Lights of Manchester" is also mentioned. Apparently it was Melvyn Bragg's wife who persuaded him to write it. If you haven't read it, it's definitely worth checking out. 

And keep your eyes peeled for the mix up when they discuss Tony's father - it made me laugh out loud!

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Anonymous said...

Just lovely, thanks for posting this! Wow, Jean Alexander is really short! Never noticed that before. Thanks also for the tip about The Lights Of Manchester.

Graeme N said...

You are very welcome - hope you enjoy the book!

corrierules said...

This was wonderful, thanks so much for posting.

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