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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

NEW Coronation Street Specials to air on ITV


Coronation Street fans will get three new soap specials to watch alongside regular new episodes this Summer on ITV. 

Coronation Street will look back at its memorable moments and iconic characters.

These special nostalgia-filled programmes have been commissioned to air alongside the new episodes of Coronation Street currently being filmed in Manchester, which will continue to air on ITV across the summer months.

Coronation Street Memorable Moments 
This is an 8 x 30 new clip-based series narrated by Jason Manford.  Looking back over 60 years, each episode has been carefully curated from the archives to bring alive each theme via specially selected highlights.

Coronation Street: Weddings
A celebration of the best and most dramatic weddings in Weatherfield.  There have been 130 weddings over the decades and viewers will get to see some of the most dramatic, shocking and heart-warming.

Coronation Street: Villains
A look back at some of the notorious baddies to ever walk the streets of Weatherfield.  You’ll be on the edge of your seat all over again as we remember the likes of Richard Hillman, Charlie Stubbs, Maya Sharma and Pat Phelan.

Coronation Street: Stories That Gripped The Nation
Coronation Street has always connected with its audience, made headlines and broken new ground in television drama. We look back at pivotal storylines that captured the public’s imagination. 

Coronation Street: Battle Axes
Coronation Street was founded on its dominating matriarchs and Northern working- class battle axes.  This episode will celebrate the best of them.

Coronation Street: Scandals
You’re never far away from a scandal on Coronation Street – affairs, underage pregnancies, bigamy are all events that have rocked the street over the years.

Coronation Street: Partnerships
We celebrate the classic pairings and comedy double acts that have kept us entertained across the decades.

Coronation Street: Famous Faces
A celebration of some of the many famous faces that have graced the street over the years including Sir Ian McKellen, Joanna Lumley and Maxine Peake.  We’ll also look at actors who appeared in the soap ‘before they were famous’ in other roles.

Coronation Street: High Days and Holidays
The residents of Weatherfield love a change of scenery and this episode will look at their many holidays which very rarely go to plan.

Coronation Street Icons
This is a new 4 x 30 series narrated by Sally Lindsay looking back at some of the iconic characters who have walked the cobbles over the years. We’ll celebrate some of the longest serving much loved cast members and chart their character’s journey and find out what the actors themselves think of their time on the street. The four iconic characters are Ken Barlow (played by William Roache), Sally Metcalfe (played by Sally Dynevor), Liz McDonald (played by Beverley Callard) and Roy Cropper (played by David Neilson).

The episodes will contain archive footage and new talking heads by cast members past and present.

Coronation Street Icons: Ken Barlow
William Roache reveals just what life was like for the original cast of Coronation Street and why Violet Carson was the natural leader.  He admits his love for an on screen punch up where he always tries to play it as real as possible. Bill also likens his current role as the head of the Barlows as that of a mafia boss, surrounded by his henchman.

Coronation Street Icons: Sally Metcalfe
Sally Dynevor tells the story of how she nearly messed up her role on Coronation Street on her very first day. She reveals the real off-screen relationship with her on screen daughters Rosie and Sophie, and speaks frankly about how a hard-hitting breast cancer storyline coincided with her own battle with the illness.

Coronation Street Icons: Liz McDonald
Beverley Callard reveals Liz’s racy wardrobe secrets and how she often buys some of the more outrageous outfits herself. She also talks about the off-screen mother/son relationship that she has with Simon Gregson who plays her on screen son Steve.

Coronation Street Icons: Roy Cropper
David Neilson talks about how his own Mum influenced Roy Cropper’s mannerisms, and how a conversation at a party turned into one of his most memorable storylines when Tracy Barlow lured Roy into bed for a bet.

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4 comments:

Kosmo said...

A pity that all 4 icons are still on the Street. I could argue a strong case for Emily, Vera, Mike, Alma, Alf, Elsie, Ena and Annie and probably a few more.

Louby said...

These sound excellent, brilliant idea to do this.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully us Canadian fans will be able to enjoy them as well!

Karen said...

I hope we get these retrospectives in Canada too!

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