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BBC's Coronation Street is just Dyer

By Lorne Jackson on Sep 21, 10 12:00 PM

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.

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