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CORONATION STREET 2016
No exploration of Granada would be complete without a celebration of Granada’s most enduring drama in the week of Coronation Street’s 56th birthday. It’s your chance to raise a glass to the Nation’s longest running and best loved soap in the company of past and present writers, production team and cast members as we showcase archive gems never before seen and provide a sneak peek at what’s to come on the Weatherfield cobbles for Christmas.
Guests in conversation with Matt Charlton include legendary writer JOHN STEVENSON and Executive Producer KIERAN ROBERTS, with a special intro from continuity king CHARLES FOSTER. With more guests to be announced next week, fans of Corrie will NOT want to miss this! With thanks to Kaleidoscope.
Monday, December 12th 18:20
Running time 120 minutes. Buy tickets here.
And if you're planning on going to the event, why not make a weekend of it? There's a Corrie talk on Friday December 9th at the Daisy Nook garden centre by Corrie expert Mark Llewellin. All details here.
GRANADA KIDS TV RETROSPECTIVE
Granada created a number of memorable kids TV shows over the years, providing a platform to many who would go on to shape television for the past 25 years. Join us for a curated session of extracts and rarities, including the legendary Empire Strikes Back edition of Clapperboard, the Owl Service, Hickory House, Picture Box, Ghosts of Motley Hall and the BAFTA award winning episode 100 of Children’s Ward from 1996.
Hosted by the BFI's Justin Johnson in the company of a host of special guests, talents who will be joining us include Children's Ward's writer RUSSELL T DAVIES, producer KIERAN ROBERTS and director BERYL RICHARDS who jointly received the BAFTA for episode 100, plus actors JANE DANSON and ANDREW KNOTT for whom Children's Ward was the very start if their successful careers. With thanks to the BFI National Film Archive.
Saturday, December 3rd 13:30
Running time 100 mins.
WORLD IN ACTION
Join legendary camera operator GEORGE JESSE TURNER in conversation with Matt Charlton for a celebration of Granada’s World in Action and a discussion around what made this show an essential part of our national conversation for 35 years. Featured complete editions specially selected by George and never since repeated or made commercially available include LAST WEEK IN BIAFRA (1969) and COLONEL RAUFF'S REFUGE (1983). With thanks to the BFI National Film Archive.
Sunday, December 11th 18:15
Running time 120 minutes.
Keep an eye on www.homemcr.org for tickets.
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