The story of how 22 year old writer Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street.
What could be better? A footballer's wedding, a week in the sun, a luxury villa in historic Transylvania. It’s the trip of a lifetime for Coronation Street's favourite café owners Roy and Hayley Cropper, until the brash Glen and Verity appear... Opposites don't attract in this chaotic comic caper as the unlikely foursome embark on an adventure neither couple will ever forget. And when Weatherfield hell-raiser Becky McDonald jets in from her honeymoon, the stage is set for mountain mayhem deep in the heart of Dracula Country.
Coronation Street: Out of Africa is a 2008 spin-off film featuring locals from the British soap opera Coronation Street, who visit the luxury resort of Sun City, South Africa. Cilla Battersby-Brown (Wendi Peters), the mother from hell, brought her son and other "son" over to Africa to win a competition for $500,000
Coronation Street's Curly Watts and Reg Holdsworth, two of Britain's most enduring characters are reunited in a special one-off feature length movie, A Knight's Tale. They are joined by Norris Cole, Mary Taylor, Rosie Webster and Jason Grimshaw in a comedy of errors set at a medieval weekend within a Gothic castle. A Knight's Tale also stars Brian Capron in a cameo as a 'Dickie the boatman' and Jeremy Edwards (Holby City, Dancing on Ice) as plastic surgeon Uri. Written by Anonymous
"Coronation Street," the continuing drama about ordinary people living on a gritty street in northern England, is the longest-running drama in the world and a national treasure in Britain. This video contains the show's 40th Anniversary special, which includes rarely seen archival footage and interviews with cast members past and present. The special also features British celebrities talking about what the series has meant to them.
Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional area of Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub. The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed Granada Television in Manchester. Warren's initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV. Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production. Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters.