A special edition of The Weathefield Gazette – Coronation Street’s very own newspaper – was published yesterday.

The 32-page tram crash issue was printed in the Manchester Evening News, with the full support of ITV, to mark Corrie’s 50th anniversary today – Thursday Dec 9 2010.

And I was lucky enough to land a staff job…for one week only.

I wrote three features for the Gazette, including interviews with producer Phil Collinson, executive producer Kieran Roberts and cast members Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre), Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor) and Antony Cotton (Sean Tully).

Tony Warren, the man who started it all in 1960, also gave up his time to speak to me.