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Costa & Coop p68: Repeats on ITV3: Is there too many spoilers?

JO
Joe
I don’t get the surprise at the commissioning process here. It’s very similar to, I don’t know, Graham Norton being produced by ITV Studios for the BBC. It just happens that the subject matter is an existing ITV drama, but in reality that doesn’t have as huge a bearing on who commissions the show as things like expected audience appeal (as we’ve seen).
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
This decision paid off for ITV in the long run - they got something made which probably wouldn't have been made for ITV at the time, and essentially after the first run have a Corrie drama in the archives they've been able to exploit, paid for by the BBC.

Also worth remembering BBC4 aired quite a few dramas about various shows and stars around that time - indeed did ITV produce any of the others?
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JO
Jonwo (previously Jonwo87)
This decision paid off for ITV in the long run - they got something made which probably wouldn't have been made for ITV at the time, and essentially after the first run have a Corrie drama in the archives they've been able to exploit, paid for by the BBC.

Also worth remembering BBC4 aired quite a few dramas about various shows and stars around that time - indeed did ITV produce any of the others?


I think one or two were made by Mammoth Screen but that was long before ITV bought them.
JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
Jez posted:
I thoroughly enjoyed watching The Road to Coronation Street even though I have seen it several times since 2010 and have it on DVD.

It was a shame the announcer spoke over the photos on the closing credits - they could have at least waited for the scrolling crew credits before speaking and promoting other shows!!

It was odd seeing an ITV production for BBC when it was being shown on ITV. I guess as BBC commissioned the drama there was a requirement to have BBC on the endcap - they could have easily just had an endcap with An ITV studios production but there was probably a requirement for BBC to be included on any subsequent repeats on any channel.

It’s standard practice on the BBC for the end cap to say ‘for BBC’ and I think you thinking too deeply into it regarding a ‘requirement’ to leave it, more that they didn’t feel the need or incur the time and money to edit it. It still refered to ‘50 years later it’s still going strong’ at the end as well.

I also note there were very few ad breaks, the first part was about 35 minutes.

The announcer explained at the start of the programme that it was originally shown in 2010, obviously to explain why it said 50 years later rather than 60 at the end. I doubt they would ever change it from 50 to 60 as it was part of the original drama as made 10 years ago.
JC
JCB
Had there been any announcement about the 60th anniversary? I seem to recall the tram crash was revealed on 'This Morning' very early in 2010. Presumably whatever they had planned has more than likely gone to pot now.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
They've said the stunt will be scrapped and it'll be more community focused.
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SH
Sh1ruba Central (West) Midlands Today
They've said the stunt will be scrapped and it'll be more community focused.

A real shame imo as I was really excited to see that huge stunt for their diamond anniversary come on screen. But I guess the community-focused plot will make more sense as the soap has always been about community.

Also they probably scrapped it because COVID's a thing now...
MU
MrUdagawa Tyne Tees London
What was the stunt going to be?
JE
Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
To be honest im glad that they have had to scrap the stunt that was planned. They would be hard pushed to top the 50th and im getting fed up with disasters and stunts. Go back to normal storytelling. The recent repeat of the 35th anniversary on ITV3 was a prime example. No big stunts just story telling and a character focussed episode. And that wasn't even Corrie at the top of its game either in 1995.
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FL
Flux London London
Jez posted:
To be honest im glad that they have had to scrap the stunt that was planned. They would be hard pushed to top the 50th and im getting fed up with disasters and stunts. Go back to normal storytelling. The recent repeat of the 35th anniversary on ITV3 was a prime example. No big stunts just story telling and a character focussed episode. And that wasn't even Corrie at the top of its game either in 1995.


Agreed 100%. I thought the 40th got it right - completely community based with a large scale threat looming over the street which could affect all the residents, but not a ridiculous stunt. The tram crash was definitely a good visual and shook some things up story-wise, but it really wasn't a celebration of 50 years.
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cobbles Recently warned Granada North West Today
They've said the stunt will be scrapped and it'll be more community focused.

A real shame imo as I was really excited to see that huge stunt for their diamond anniversary come on screen. But I guess the community-focused plot will make more sense as the soap has always been about community.

Also they probably scrapped it because COVID's a thing now...


It hasn't been about any kind of community that would represent the real world since Jack Duckworth left.
JC
JCB
I remember today's classic corrie vividly. Vera seeing Ivy's ghost really freaked me out as a kid! Laughing

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