Tonight in the UK, BBC4 aired a TV movie called The Road to Coronation Street. The film details how series creator Tony Warren managed to create a nightly drama about the lives of working class people in the north of England. It was a major struggle as he had to fight a lot of preconceived notions about what people would watch. In addition, he had to fight being confused with Jude Law. It looks fascinating, although I’m not sure why a show about ITV’s flagship programme would air on their competition but there it is.
I’ve no idea when or if it will air in Canada or the US, maybe the nice CBC folk who read this site could see what they can do about that. 🙂 It also seems like the thing that would show up on a Sunday night on TVO or PBS.
By the way, in the clip above, you might notice the one guy without an English accent. That would be Harry Elton, our Canadian connection. He was the producer who gave the green light to Tony Warren to create the show.