Happy Birthday Coronation Street

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Well today marks the 60th birthday of 'The Street', so a big Happy Birthday to you. :thumb: 🍾

60 years since the first episode was aired

ena.JPG
stanhilda.JPG
bet.JPG
elsie.JPG
percy.JPG
len.JPG
 
Last edited:

GirlAfraidWillNeverLearn

The Courage to Get on People's Tits
There's a great YouTube channel called Auntie Corrie2 that collects a massive number of episodes reaching from 1960-1970, including the very first ones. In case anyone feels like celebrating in style.
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
Original theme tune.


All courtesy of Mr. Eric Spear (18 April 1908 – 3 November 1966) an English composer of film music most noted for writing the theme tune to the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
God bless Eric.
 
M

Mandingo

Guest
Original theme tune.


All courtesy of Mr. Eric Spear (18 April 1908 – 3 November 1966) an English composer of film music most noted for writing the theme tune to the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
God bless Eric.
I watched a programme on BBC4 at 9pm on Friday about TV theme tunes and this was on it, some other great British tv shows going back decades featured too, well worth checking out.
 

Mozmar

Well-Known Member
I must say, the story lines over the past few years have been dire which has really put me off The Street.

Last night's was farcical tbf. Yasmeen (who must be mid-60s at the very least) tries to escape the house from Geoff (bastard husband) and in her desperation ends up on the roof of the house! Yes, you heard correctly, the roof of the house.

Geoff (nearer 70), with matching levels of agility goes after her...yes, onto the roof. So there's now 2 ppl on the roof, moving along the top ridge with so much ease it's almost as if they've done this thing many times before. o_O

Seconds later, a third person arrives, on the roof no less, in the form of Alya, the granddaughter of Yasmeen. 5 mins previously however, Geoff had knocked her unconscious with a metal cash box to the head in Speed Dahl, leaving her lying on the floor of the restaurant & before making his escape. But Alya was able to make such a wonderful & quick recovery that she's now fully compos mentis, so much so that she can climb to the roof to join the other two members of the high-wire circus act. :rolleyes:

It was so much better in the 70s & 80s with characters such as Stan & Hilda Ogden, Betty Turpin, Percy Sugden, Blanche, Phylis et al, where at least things were believable.
 
Top Bottom