The Road To Coronation Street
, the drama about the creation of
, was first shown on BBC Four, but has been repeated on ITV3, and once on ITV after Tony Warren died.
As if having a drama about the origins of ITV's Corrie originally being shown on BBC Four weren't strange enough, there's also the fact that its principal star was an actress primarily associated with the BBC's own EastEnders!
(Jessie Wallace, best known for playing EastEnders character Kat Slater, played the part of actress Pat Phoenix (who played Corrie character Elsie Tanner between 1960 and 1984))
Yes - it was originally shown on BBC Four the week of Corrie’s 50th Anniversary - whilst over on ITV the occasion was celebrated with “the great big Corrie quiz” or similar, and a badly-edited copy of Episode One.
It just seemed so.... wrong.
Cut out the coupon in your TV Times!