(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.
PREPARE yourself, Coronation Street fans.
Weatherfield has something rather special for us next week.
Including new titles and a fresh version of the theme music.
I was among journalists invited to a London preview yesterday of the Corrie Siege episodes.
Also involving the closing days of Gail Platt’s murder trial.
And found myself sat directly behind three Street stars whose characters are caught up in crazed escaped killer Tony Gordon’s (Gray O’Brien) plan to exact deadly revenge: