TV Road To Coronation Street, The (BBC-4 2010, David Dawson, Jane Horrocks) Published 6 months ago on August 30, 2018 With the fiftieth anniversary of Coronation Street fast approaching, drama The Road to Coronation Street took us back to the weeks leading up to it’s debut on British television on December 9th 1960 at 6.53pm. Young writer Tony Warren has teamed up with producer Harry Elton and director Derek Bennett to put together a show called Florizel Street for Granada TV. Tony is determined that this will be the first series to be about real people and real lives, with his ideas for a cobbled street, terraced houses and a pub at the centre of it all… Fabulous casting and the glaze of nostalgia make this a real treat. The fact that the lead players are people we have all grown up with adds an extra frisson to proceedings too. Lynda Baron is almost a clone of Violet Carson and Jessie Wallace a revelation as Pat Phoenix. Interestingly and somewhat strangely William Roache is played by his real life son James. Says a lot about the current fractured state of British television that this was a BBC Four production rather than the lavish, heavily promoted ITV thing it should have been. production details UK | BBC Four | 75 minutes | Broadcast Thursday 16 September 2010 @ 9.00pm Writer: Daran Little Producer: Rebecca Hodgson Director: Charles Sturridge cast Shaun Dooley as Derek Bennett Jane Horrocks as Margaret Morris Christian McKay as Harry Elton David Dawson as Tony Warren Phoebe Nicholls as Mrs Simpson Tara Moran as Edna Walker Jessie Wallace as Pat Phoenix Celia Imrie as Doris Speed Lynda Baron as Violet Carson Sophia Di Martino as Josie Scott Henry Goodman as Cecil Bernstein Steven Berkoff as Sidney Bernstein John Thomson as Harry Kershaw James Roache as William Roache Michelle Holmes as Brenda Enid Dunn as Agnes David Williams as Commissionaire Anne Aris as Nita Valerie Celia ImrieCharles SturridgeCoronation StreetDaran LittleJane HorrocksJessie WallaceJohn ThomsonLynda BaronMichelle HolmesPhoebe NichollsShaun DooleySteven BerkoffTrue Story Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes23 hours ago Strike Back: Season 7 Episode 5 (Cinemax Fri 22 Feb 2019) Episode 5: Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza... Episodes23 hours ago Don’t Be Tardy: Loaded Statement (S7EP3 Bravo Fri 22 Sep 2019) Loaded Statement: The Biermanns get serious about defending themselves and decide to attend a gun safety course after a break-in... Episodes23 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... Episodes23 hours ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes23 hours ago Speechless: G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT (S3EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT: When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago Fresh Off the Boat: Be A Man (S5EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Be a Man: Jessica drives Principal Hunter crazy at Evan’s school when she declares that she’s “shadow principal” and follows... Episodes23 hours ago Last Man Standing: Arrest Her Development (S7EP15 FOX Fri 22 Feb 2019) Arrest Her Development: Vanessa “helps” Mandy and Kyle look for their first apartment. Meanwhile, Mike is thrilled when Ryan’s good... Episodes23 hours ago Texas Flip N Move: Casey And Catrina’s Crafty House Vs. Hayhurst Brothers’ Modern Mother-In-Law (S11EP8 DIY Fri 22 Feb 2019) Casey And Catrina’s Crafty House Vs. Hayhurst Brothers’ Modern Mother-In-Law: Casey and Catrina get a good deal on a piece... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.