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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 »
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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 & hair 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
Location Management
Joseph Cairns .... location manager
Music Department
Terry Davies .... conductor
Other crew
Jane Berry .... script supervisor
Nancy Bray .... production coordinator
Kayleigh Cruickshank .... locations daily
Leanne Fairbrother .... production secretary
Jayasri Naik .... production office runner
Kelly Sillery .... floor 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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You Wanted More!, 28 January 2012
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Tony Warren should be knighted because no other British writer has accomplished so much since William Shakespeare. His creation of the beloved British series, Coronation Street, is the story for this film with casting, writing, and fighting behind the scenes to get this series in production. It wasn't easy but Tony Warren believed in this visionary realistic portrait of Northern British life with Northern British actors and not London actors who were well-trained in the theater. His characters such as Annie Walker, Ena Sharples, Elsie Tanner, and Ken Barlow are legendary British television figures. Ken Barlow is still the longest running male character since December 1960 with the original actor in the role. Pat Phoenix's Elsie Tanner was a stunning beauty past her prime but nevertheless but one of the most beautiful vixens on television. But the heart of soul of the street belong to battle axe Ena Sharples (played by the wonderful, difficult Violet Carson). When they had to recast, Tony Warren described her as a nightmare but when she arrived at Granada for her audition. She was nevertheless made for the role as Ena Sharples. Lynda Baron does a superb job as does Celia Imrie for bringing Doris Speed to life and Jessie Wallace who does a fantastic job in bringing Elsie Tanner to life. The story is enchanting how Tony's vision came to be. The street's not the same as it once was in the beginning but still it's an enduring part of British and world television. I only wished that they aired Coronation Street in America as well.

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