Corrie: The Road to Coronation Street is a Drama programme.

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Corrie: The Road to Coronation Street

December 9th 1960, Granada Studios, Manchester. With minutes to go until the live transmission of episode one, creator Tony Warren is being sick in the toilets, actress Pat Phoenix is missing and so is the cat from the opening shot. This is the epic story of one man's struggle to make a programme that no-one wanted. Granada's formidable bosses Sidney Bernstein and his brother Cecil are not enthusiastic, but together with producer Harry Elton and director Derek Bennett, Tony takes up the battle. He wants cobbles, a pub, seven houses and a shop, but above all he wants Northern actors. Led by casting director Margaret Morris and her young assistant Josie Scott, the hunt begins for the legendary cast - Doris Speed, Pat Phoenix, Violet Carson and William Roache. With a last-minute change of title, Coronation Street is born.

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 75 minutes (approx)

When is Corrie: The Road to Coronation Street next on TV?

It's next showing on itv3 June 25th, 7:15pm and on itv3 Plus 1 (Freeview) June 25th, 8:15pm. See more...

Main Cast

Jessie Wallace
Image for Jane HorrocksJane Horrocks
Shaun Dooley
Sophia Di Martino
David P. Dawson
Christian McKay
Jean Wallace