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Fifty Years of Coronation Street

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Coronation Street first hit British screens at the end of 1960, a groundbreaking show based on real life and using accents that had never been heard on British television before. It was an instant hit, and has remained consistently one of the UK's most popular shows ever since. The joy of Coronation Street is in the quality and humor of its writing, and the wonderful chara ...more
Hardcover, 284 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by Headline (first published October 14th 2010)
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Simon Taylor
Aug 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Since my mother wasn’t even born when Coronation Street began in 1960, I missed out on the classic characters such as Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner the first time round. Corrie is a British legend, and this book charts its first 50 years.

Split into decades, Fifty Years of Coronation Street chronicles the major plots in time order, interspersed with 1- or 2-page “Icon” profiles for fifty major characters, from Ken Barlow to Tina McIntyre. It’s very well put together with some special features, su
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Jaq
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I needed a way to recap on the parts of Corrie I missed, and this book was it. The photos and backgrounds to some of the major characters of the Street were useful and enlightening.

Who knew Patrick Stewart and Martin Shaw had both trodden the Street in their time?
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