Coronation Street to air live episode to mark ITV's 60th anniversary

Published Wednesday, Nov 19 2014, 10:47 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Coronation Street fans will be treated to a special live episode to mark ITV's 60th anniversary, it was revealed today.

The TV channel will have been on air for 60 years come September 2015 and Corrie bosses have decided a live show is the perfect way to celebrate the milestone.

No pressure, cast!

Coronation Street logo - 19 Nov 2014


Earlier today, it was revealed that fans will be treated to some exciting storylines in the lead up, before the drama reaches a dramatic climax live in front of the cameras in September.

Coronation Street moved studios in March and a brand new set was built in Manchester. This will be where the episode is broadcast.

Confirming the exciting news, executive producer Kieran Roberts said: "We're delighted to be marking ITV's 60th anniversary with a live episode from Coronation Street's brilliant new studios and set.

"We're immensely proud of our new home and it's been the most amazing first year of production.

"The cast, writers, and production team are exhilarated by the prospect of a live broadcast, as the programme's 50th anniversary episode was received so brilliantly by the audience."

In December 2010, Coronation Street fans were treated to a live show featuring a very dramatic tram crash for the soap's 50th - and Corrie producer Stuart Blackburn believes next year's live episode will be even better!

"We've a reputation to uphold after the success of the tram crash and I'm going to enjoy working with the storyliners and writers as we plot stories for our live episode in 2015," Stuart said.

"We'll be doing all we can to eclipse what's gone before."


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