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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Coronation Street 50th Reply with quote

Picture from the Coronation Street set of the tram disaster which will be shown later this year to celebrate 50 years of the soap.

http://uk.tv.yahoo.com/news-extra/article/87396/shock-images-of-corrie-tram-disaster.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some celebration!

Anyhow, it all looks a bit fake to me. I don't believe that's a real tram. In fact, the last time I was up there (staying in a hotel over the road) there was no tram line across the back of the Granada backlot either.

Something is fishy about this whole thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Er, Colin, you are aware that Coronation Street is a soap opera, and not in fact a documentary series?

The tram has featured in the series for years, through the magic of CGI, and they'll be using all sorts of tricks for this special event. It's directed by Graeme Harper, who's done some of the best Doctor Who episodes (Daleks going into void, the TARDIS towing the Earth, Cybermen airships, etc.) and he's said these episodes will be amongst the most spectacular things he's ever worked on.

There's also a Live Episode being planned.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Er, Colin, you are aware that Coronation Street is a soap opera, and not in fact a documentary series?


The way things go on in that street sometimes, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a soap that's for sure.

Come to think of it, wasn't there a train crash on that non-existent viaduct many years ago when life was in 405-line Black & White? Looks to me like the British Railways Board never fixed it properly. What a disgrace!

Ian Robinson wrote:
The tram has featured in the series for years, through the magic of CGI, and they'll be using all sorts of tricks for this special event. It's directed by Graeme Harper, who's done some of the best Doctor Who episodes (Daleks going into void, the TARDIS towing the Earth, Cybermen airships, etc.) and he's said these episodes will be amongst the most spectacular things he's ever worked on.


You mean it's not a real tram but trick photography? Shouldn't we be told about this?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin

It wasn't a train crash in 1967, the viaduct actually collaspsed. Well not actually cus it's only a TV programme, sorry to break that news to everyone Sad
Ena Sharples was thought to be trapped and dead but it took more than a collapsing viaduct to kill off that old battleaxe.....a scriptwriter did that...

But you are right on two accounts. It was in grainy 405 mono and they couldn't have mended the viaduct proper Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Sleep wrote:
It wasn't a train crash in 1967, the viaduct actually collaspsed. Well not actually cus it's only a TV programme, sorry to break that news to everyone


Look, you can't fool me with all that baloney. I smell a conspiracy rat here! That Annie Walker was real enough - I saw her once! And I did a job with Reg Holdsworth (him with the silly specs), so it must be real.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and i keep seeing Bet Lynch in a laundrette
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's real to those who post in the Soap section on Digital Spy. They get so excited. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's real to those who post in the Soap section on Digital Spy. They get so excited. Laughing


Like I said - Digital Spy is rubbish!!!
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