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Saturday, 24 January 2015

In pics: Coronation Street bus crashes 1969 vs 2015

The Coronation Street bus crash this week was spectacular, that was for sure. I really enjoyed it a lot.  For fun, here's a look at the Coronation Street coach crash of 1969 alongside the crash we saw on screen last week.

First of all, for a soap bus crash, you obviously need a bus.  

Then you need images of happy, smiling people on the bus, unaware of any impending doom.

 Key characters are then aware of the danger....

 They know something's not right...

 ... open mouthed with shock.

And of course you need a tree for the bus to crash into.

 At the hospital afterwards, there might be say, a head injury...

And plenty of hospital bedside scenes.

In 1969 Coronation Street filmed the bus crash in black and white. It was supposed to be Corrie's first ever episode filmed in colour - find out why it wasn't filmed in colour at our blogger Sunny Jim's  50 years in 50 days blog post for 1969. 

Have a look here.

Have a look at the 1969 bus crash here

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Tvor said...

oooh GREAT post!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha, love this. Yes, TV is more sensationalist in general now but this comparison just shows that some people need to take off their rose tinted glasses and stop criticising every storyline in current Corrie and stop putting the past on a wonderful "everything was perfect back then" pedestal.

Llifon said...


BarrieT said...

Great posT and just goes to show how they've run out of ideas when re-do tram crash, bus crash and rovers fires.

Anonymous said...

Tbh I've also watched the 1969 episode on DVD and I didn't enjoy either the original crash or the rehash of it last week.

However, if I have to give the nod to one or the other, then it goes to last week's efforts, mainly due to improvements in technology and the enhanced productions values when compared to the 1969 episode.

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