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Release Date:
16 September 2010 (UK) See more »
The story of how 22 year old writer Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Ann Aris ... Nita Valerie (as Anne Aris)
Lynda Baron ... Violet Carson

Steven Berkoff ... Sidney Bernstein

David Dawson ... Tony Warren

Sophia Di Martino ... Josie Scott

Shaun Dooley ... Derek Bennett

Henry Goodman ... Cecil Bernstein
Michelle Holmes ... Brenda

Jane Horrocks ... Margaret Morris

Celia Imrie ... Doris Speed

Christian McKay ... Harry Elton
Tara Moran ... Edna Walker

Phoebe Nicholls ... Mrs Simpson
Malcolm Raeburn ... Board Member

James Roache ... William Roache

John Thomson ... Harry Kershaw
Jessie Wallace ... Pat Phoenix
David Williams ... Jack
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Derek Bennett ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sidney Bernstein ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jonathan Bridge ... Studio Set Technician (uncredited)
Violet Carson ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Enid Dunn ... Agnes (uncredited)
Harry Elton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
H.V. Kershaw ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyn Paul ... Girl with ball outside Corner Shop (archive footage) (voice) (uncredited)
Patricia Phoenix ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Doris Speed ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nita Valerie ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Edna Walker ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Warren ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Sturridge 
Writing credits
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Produced by
Rebecca Hodgson .... producer
Kieran Roberts .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
Tim Palmer 
Film Editing by
Adam Green 
Casting by
June West 
Production Design by
Chris Truelove 
Art Direction by
Richard Downes 
Set Decoration by
Alice Norris 
Costume Design by
Charlotte Walter 
Makeup Department
Adele Firth .... makeup artist
Samantha Marshall .... makeup designer
Carli Mather .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Ackland .... second assistant director
Thomas Alibone .... third assistant director
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alison Adams .... graphic artist
Jason Bond .... property master
Dominic Byles .... dressing props
John Foster .... construction manager
Russell Lee .... props
Kerry-Ellen Maxwell .... stand-by art director
Sound Department
Chris Atkinson .... sound recordist
Matt Atkinson .... boom operator
Antony Dacres .... sound assistant
John Senior .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross Chapman .... electrician
Sandra Coulson .... camera assistant
Jon Head .... grip
David Manfield .... gaffer
Joe McLean .... electrician
Darren Ravenscroft .... focus puller
Alexander Reid .... additional photography (as Alex Reid)
Matt Squire .... still photographer
Christopher Thomas .... camera trainee
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hannah Walter .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Neil Parker .... colorist
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Other crew
Jane Berry .... script supervisor
Nancy Bray .... production coordinator
Joseph Cairns .... location manager
Kayleigh Cruickshank .... locations daily
Leanne Fairbrother .... production secretary
Jayasri Naik .... production office runner

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75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The scene in which Pat and Tony are singing in the street (and told to be quiet), was actually filmed on the Victoria Street area of the Coronation Street set that is used in 2010.See more »
Tony Warren:When I was twelve you threatened to smack my bottom.
Violet Carson:The way I remember it, I *did* smack it.
[grimly, but smiling]
Violet Carson:And don't think I couldn't do it again.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Well-done, probably authentic, 8 April 2011
Author: opusv5 from Ottawa, Canada

I've just finished an on-line viewing of this opus on the CBC's website and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think it's well-acted, well-done and worthwhile: "Coronation Street" is a national, even international, phenomenon, and seeing its very beginnings is at least educational. It's interesting that William Roache is played by one of the Roache family--the actor himself felt that the show he had been cast in was only to run 13 episodes. The woman who plays Pat Phoenix was, I think, better-looking than the actual actress, and played here with conviction: Pat Phoenix was about to quit her acting career when offered the role of Elsie Tanner. That the show was conceived and initially pushed forward by a man, Tony Warren, who felt strongly that he had something to say that others would want to see shows the power of perseverance. As a long-time "Street" watcher, I am glad he, and those who supported him, got what they wanted.

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