BBC's Coronation Street is just Dyer
THE Road To Coronation Street, shown on Thursday, was a drama about the creation of Coronation Street fifty years ago.
The one-off programme - made for the BBC - highlighted how Corrie's creator, Tony Warren, fought hard to make sure the actors in his show came from the same Northern streets where his programme was set.
It was a key reason why Corrie became such a hit for ITV.
And did the BBC follow Warren's maxim? Not a bit of it. The Road To Coronation Street starred Jessie Wallace... from EastEnders.
At least they didn't have Danny Dyer playing Hilda Ogden.