Coronation Street: A Moving Story follows the Street’s ambitious move of its entire production, cast and crew from its 53-year-old base at Granada Studios to its new home in Trafford.
Filmed over two years, there is unprecedented access behind the scenes as Corrie stars like Sally Dynevor, Helen Worth and Jane Danson pack up their dressing rooms and film their final scenes on set at the old studios. The documentary also features previously unseen footage of Coronation Street being filmed in the early 1960s and tells the story of the evolution of filming the series – this new set is the fifth incarnation in the show’s history.
Show creator Tony Warren relives the moment he drove around the streets of Salford with the shows designer looking for the inspiration for the original Coronation Street set.
Barbara Knox takes one final tour of the old set before saying a tearful farewell to the studios that she has called home for nearly 50 years.
Julie Goodyear says an emotional goodbye to the Rovers Return at Granada, a set that gave her 25 glorious years.
The programme also records the final scenes ever to be filmed at Coronation Street on the Granada site while actors including Ryan Thomas and Samia Ghadie are filmed looking around the new set for the first time.
Features contributions from Beverley Callard, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson, Brooke Vincent, Helen Worth, Jane Danson, Sue Nicholls, Georgia May Foote and Tony Warren many others.
Coronation Street: A Moving Story airs on ITV at 9pm, Thursday 6th March.