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The Road to Coronation Street: black and white memories made in colour

Coronation Street has been a constant in my life for almost half a century - now BBC4's drama details Corrie's journey to screen

"I know about out there. I know about Manchester," Weatherfield creator Tony Warren tells Granada producer Harry Elton in tonight's BBC4 drama The Road to Coronation Street, which details the soap's journey to screen.

Coronation Street has been a constant in my life for the best part of half a century. My memories begin in black and white – of my parents' sitting room in Tyne Tees land with the square box nestled by the net curtains and its announcement: "From the north, Granada presents."

Sitting under his grandmother's kitchen table, hidden by its cloth, Swinton-born Warren learned it was women, rather than men, who ruled the roost. And standing in my pyjamas, gazing through a gap in the hallway door after bedtime, I was to

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