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SPOILER alert: Do not read any further if you have yet to watch tonight’s (Thursday) episode of Coronation Street.

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It was no secret that Jimi Mistry was leaving the cobbles.

But the death of his character Kal Nazir in tonight’s (Thursday) Coronation Street fire and explosion was kept under wraps until the episode aired on ITV.

As producer Stuart Blackburn noted: “The ability of a show like Corrie to still shock and surprise the audience is really precious.”

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“IT is an incredible undertaking to take on something as epic as this.”

The Great Fire executive producer Douglas Rae talking to me on location in Greenwich.

Filming scenes that day in the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College – one of the finest rooms in the world.

The next time we meet is somewhere in the countryside near Henley.

Where 1666 London and the River Thames have been re-created for the screen, along with the flames that will destroy a huge part of the city.

Epic indeed.