Canadians adore ‘Coronation Street’
There would be a national uproar if CBC did not announce the renewal of ‘Coronation Street‘ at a time when game shows such as ‘Jeopardy” and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ are not coming back in Canada because of federal spending cuts and the expensive license fees for game shows.
Kirstine Stewart, CBC executive vice-president of English services, says the British soap was renewed because it’s popular.
“People question why we do things. The reason you renew shows that have a big audience is because of their advertising potential. Marketplace has no ad potential. It’s an advocacy show that is a service to Canadians,” she said. “We wanted to show people that when we make the tough choices that we consider that.”
‘Coronation Street’ first appeared in Manchester, UK on December 9, 1960, and is the longest-running television drama. It has been a favorite soap opera in Canada for over 40 years, and one out of five Canadians tune in for the episodes on the five weekday evenings, which are repeated in an “omnibus” on Sunday mornings.
Although the full-size set for Coronation Street was opened by the Queen, there have been many changes over the years, so it did not qualify as a “historic building”. English Heritage ruled that “Most of the houses do not have interiors and therefore exist as facades.”
A very popular tour is one that takes visitors to many sites used in the filming of the show and to Granada Studios, where you just might catch some of the actors doing a scene and hopefully being willing to converse and have pictures taken.
Coronation Street airs weekdays 6:30pm And Sundays 7:00am – 12:00pm.
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