“AT the moment Corrie’s literally, and metaphorically, on fire.”
Coronation Street producer Stuart Blackburn talking today (Friday) about five nights of explosive drama next week.
We saw that unfold at a London preview screening this afternoon followed by a Q&A with Stuart, director David Kester and members of the cast.
Some of what we saw and heard is embargoed, so as not to spoil the enjoyment of viewers.
With Coronation Street screened at 9pm every night from Monday to Friday next week.(May 25 to 29)
“IT’S going to be hard to walk through that door for the last time.
“I will cry. I know I will.”
Veteran actress Barbara Knox is not the only one to shed a tear in Coronation Street: A Moving Story.
“I think this is going to be a day that nobody forgets.”
Kirsty Soames makes a prediction on the morning of her wedding to Tyrone Dobbs.
She’s not wrong.
I was at ITV’s London launch yesterday for next Monday’s two wedding day episodes.
Always a treat to see Coronation Street on a big screen with an audience.
And then a showreel of what is to come in the weeks and months ahead.
(Mild spoilers, including pics)
ALL TV soaps go through peaks and troughs.
Like waves on the shore, they take time to flow towards moments of crashing brilliance.
Footprints in the sand captured on screen to be remembered forever.
Tonight brings another high tide as the exceptional Katherine Kelly (Becky McDonald) takes her leave of Weatherfield.
ROY Cropper made a big splash in Weatherfield last night.
Left to drown in a canal by killer Tony Gordon.
And summed up in two clear and simple lines:
Roy: “I can’t swim.”
David Neilson (Roy) and Gray O’Brien (Tony) filmed the canal scenes near Corrie’s Manchester HQ.
“I was out for every night of the canal shoot,” Corrie producer Kim Crowther told me when we met up recently.