Monday, September 17, 2007

Coronation Street Contest - CBC News Morning

As a reminder: CBC News Morning everyday this week will have behind the scenes interviews and features on the set of Coronation Street. Harry Forrestell speaks with cast members, production crew and we learn the little tricks of the trade that go behind the making of our favourite show.

This morning he spoke with production crew about dressing characters and extras. The costume designers admitted their favourite people to dress were the "over the top" people like Cilla. Harry also spoke with crew about how they create props such as food and drinks on the set.

Wendi Peters who plays Cilla was interviewed speaking about her love for the show as a kid and her instant celebrity status with her family when she was cast as a regular.

Not to be missed! A good hint: PVR the entire show so you don't miss anything.

Below is a link to the site with a contest to win daily prizes, plus a Grand trip for 2 to Manchester and personal tour to the set.

10 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the reminder Mayfair.

Course I totally forgot, but my pvr is set!

BTW - as a help to everyone out there, maybe people would like to share what channel CBC News World is on in their area.

In Toronto it's on channel 26 or 189.

Anonymous said...

Sigh. I would love to see the interviews! I don't care about the contest, but I would love to see the interviews.

MF

Anonymous said...

Hey folks,

I might be able to help those who aren't able to see CBC Newsworld. (I'm looking at you MF, hehe)

I am recording the content to my PC and can probably edit and then upload to a free file-sharing site like Rapidshare or Yousendit. I'll see how it goes when I get back home later this week. My HTPC is set to record from 7:35 am to 8:05 each weekday morning, hope the interviews are not longer than 30 min!

Cheers!

S. Poole

Jacqueline said...

That would TOTALLY rock if you could do it.

Me too, I'm more interested in the interviews.

Anonymous said...

S. Poole - you ROCK!!!

That would be soooo awesome! I have friends in Canada; however I already impose on them a fair amount, between butter tarts, Tetley offers "for Canadians only" (HAH! They can pry my Tetley tea canister out of my cold, dead, American hands!!!!) and Corrie DVDs only available on Zip.ca (Corrie Street Secrets and More Corrie Street Secrets). 80,000 titles, but Netflix doesn't have those bad boys!

So I didn't want to start with "Can you just tape this for me?"

In the interest of international relations, of course!

MF

Pamer said...

hey 'all...it's easy to answer the question, just go to that site and watch the little video that's imbedded...the answer to the question is in there already

Hee hee

Anonymous said...

Wow, CBC did the right thing and posted the main interview! If anyone wants it to keep here is the link to the full interview. (file size is 34 mb -- sorry it is in .WMV form but it was the best way to reduce size)

http://tinyurl.com/2ftvop

which will lead you to

http://download.yousendit.com/34E707FB756A27B8

(didn't think that one would fit!)

Let me know if the rest of the weeks videos are in demand and I'll up them too.

Cheers!

S. Poole

ps. maybe someone can youtube this or download and host it?

Anonymous said...

Here are some more Corrie boards where I go to besides here....

I have about ten now...I guess I am obsessed! LOL! :)

http://www.myspace.com/98243330

http://weatherfieldweb.proboards57.com/index.cgi


CorrieLoverUSA

Anonymous said...

S.

Thanks so much for that! I really enjoyed it.

Wendi's accent is very different that the Cilla accent, isn't it? That kind of surprised me, although I have no idea why!

MF

Anonymous said...

No problem, MF -- I like messing around with video editing, try some new tricks on the PC and experiment a bit. Since the Windoze Media File method wasn't too large to download I'll use it again. (wanted to convert the vob to avi but there were some glitches. booo!)

I'll put the other 4 up when I get back home later in the week. I think the insider info from the CBC guy (Harry) is as interesting as the interviewees. Today he mentioned Bill Roache was in NFLD a few years ago and watched baseball being played live for the first time. Weird, wild stuff!

Cheers!

S. Poole