Corrie on the BBC
BBC Four is to tell the story of how Britain’s longest-running soap came to be commissioned for ITV in 1960. The 75-minute drama will show us how Florizel Street became Coronation Street, and was one of the most significant TV projects to be born up North. The story is retold by writer Daran Little, who worked on the soap for 20 years. It features a stellar cast that includes David Dawson (Secret Diary of a Call Girl) as Corrie creator Tony Warren, Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as ‘Tony’s tart’ Pat Phoenix and Jane Horrocks (The Street) as Granada’s casting director Margaret Morris. The longest-serving member of the current cast, William Roache, will be played by his real-life son James Roache. Sounds like a must-see for all Corrie fans.