Dec 6, 2010 Comments
Posted By: Nicole WinchesterToronto Sun columnist Bill Harris takes a closer look at Coronation Street's 50th anniversary, and 'Corrie Crazy', featuring Debbie Travis in Monday's paper:
On any given evening in Canada, close to 800,000 people may be watching the legendary British soap-opera Coronation Street on CBC. Which begs the question: Why?
That is not a loaded or sarcastic query. Any TV show that has been around for 50 years - and has been shown in Canada for almost 40 - deserves our respect.
An examination of this cross-ocean connection lies at the heart of the light-hearted documentary Corrie Crazy: Canada Loves Coronation Street. Hosted by Debbie Travis, it debuts Thursday, Dec. 9 on CBC - that's 50 years to the day that Coronation Street made its debut on British TV.Check it out here: http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/columnists/bill_harris/2010/12/06/16444791.html