Sunday, May 07, 2006

25 Years of Coronation Street

Hey everyone. The unpacking is just about complete, the internets, they work again, and we are now firmly planted in our new abode in Lachine, QC.

While unpacking, I came across this book in a box belonging to the missus. It was put out by CBC Enterprises in 1985 to commerorate the 25th anniversary of Corrie. I don't have a scanner so I took some photos. The book includes the script for the first ever episode, a 1976 map of Weatherfield, cartoons, biographies, and a 25 year, month-by-month synopsis of the show's storylines from Ena Sharples' stroke to Alf Roberts offer to buy Hilda Ogden's house for 15,000 pounds.

In the back of the book are some photos of actors who have appeared on the show and have gone on to other things.

Here are two photos of actors you may recognise. I'll post the answers tomorrow in the comments section.

HINT: He played Colin Lomax, grandson of Ena Sharples and appeared in only one episode. He went on to greater fame in American television in the late 1960's.

HINT: He played Ron Jenkins. His greatest success came from playing an important historical figure. He is now a knight.

Have fun!


Heather said...

Colin Lomax = Davy Jones (Monkees)
Ron Jenkins = Ben Kingsley

Long live google! Long live Wikipedia!

Me said...

Aw nuts. You beat me to it.

mare said...

that was ben kingsley? jeez, he looks not unlike liam neeson there.

John said...

Well, that was quick. Heather is indeed correct.

I'm still looking for a photo of Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard) from his brief appearance playing a fireman on the street in the 1960's.

Jacqueline said...

Man, I have this book somewhere....haven't looked at it in a dog's age and you just reminded me how much fun it is.

How did the move go?

John said...

The move was an adventure. We showed up with our moving truck and professional movers, only to find the previous tennant was still waiting for her truck, which eventually showed up at 5pm and wasn't finished loading until midnight, long after we managed to get everything of ours into the apartment. There is still some work to and organising but for now, it's our home. Great, quiet neighbourhood, close to work. Bigger place, to boot.

We are happy.