Coronation Street: Wicked Autumn

SO, farewell Liam.
We watched your dramatic demise on a big cinema screen in London this afternoon.
And then we spoke to the man who killed you.
Or rather…actor Gray O’Brien.
The press launch for Coronation Street’s Murder Week threw up several points of interest.
There’ll be more in the MEN tomorrow and next week – plus, of course, online.
Those nice people from the Corrie press office showed us a compilation of scenes from next Monday and Wednesday’s episodes.
Followed by the full double bill to be screened on Friday October 17.

As you’ll know, three alternative endings for Liam (Rob James-Collier) have been filmed.
All of which leave blood on love rival Tony Gordon’s hands.
Those attending today were sworn to secrecy about which ending will actually be used.
But I can say that Liam’s murder is classic Corrie and not exactly what I expected.
It’s also just the start of a much bigger storyline.
Gray, who plays Tony, was dashing back to Manchester tonight to film scenes linked to his character’s wedding to Carla.
And he will continue in the role until next year, when we find out whether or not Tony gets away with murder.
Other points of interest include the fact that Jed Stone is to become a real thorn in Tony’s side.
Veteran actor Kenneth Cope made a brief return as Jed earlier this year – 42 years after he last played him on the cobbles.
His latest appearance will see him back on the Street itself, alongside characters like Emily Bishop who knew Jed in the 1960s when he was Minnie Caldwell’s lodger Sunny Jim.
Will Tony come to regret terrorising Jed?
I also spoke to producer Kim Crowther about her aims and plans for Corrie.
She told me that some axed characters could be set for a comeback next year.
More tomorrow.
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