Liz Hume-Dawson films Coronation Street

Date - 5 April, 2013, All News Television
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Liz Hume-Dawson films the role of Linda in long-running soap drama, Coronation Street for ITV and Granada TV.

Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, a cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return public house.

The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed Granada Television in Manchester. Warren’s initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station’s founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV.

Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world’s longest-running TV soap opera in production. Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters

Overview

Manchester based actress Liz Hume-Dawson has become a household name over her extensive screen career with roles in productions such as Clink, The 4 O'Clock Club, Trollied, Monroe, Bodies, Red Riding Trilogy, The Street, Dinner Ladies, Shameless, Coronation Street,Fat Friends and Sunny D.

Her stage credits include: Everyone Loves A Winner At Manchester's Royal Exchange, as well as directing Macbeth and Up 'n' Under for the Palace Theatre.

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