This fan film has been produced by fans for fans and is a fascinating insight into Coronation Street and the stars past and present. Produced to raise funds for Willow Wood and packed full of interesting anecdotes about the Street and its best-loved characters, there is also an introduction to the work of the Hospice and links between the two.
The Street and Willow Wood are both celebrating special anniversaries this year - Corrie fans will know that this is its 60th year and Willow Wood celebrates 21 years of caring for the people of Tameside and Glossop.
Starting with an introduction to the work of Willow Wood and detailing connections between the Hospice and the Street. This includes photographs of a number of fundraising events over the years.
Jennie MacAlpine, better known to fans as Fiz, sends her best wishes to Willow Wood before Mark Llewellin and Jane Hodson, well known local celebrities and long term supporters of the Hospice, introduce the film.
Mark, whose connection with both Willow Wood and Coronation stretches back for more than 20 years, is interviewed by Jane about Tony Warren, the creator of this best loved of all soaps.
Sally Ann Matthews (Jenny Connor) talks about her time on the show as she is filmed in her dressing room.
Jane and Mark then continue to discuss Tony Warren and his career before Mark goes on location around Ashton market, Ashton Town Hall and Portland Basin. Fans of the show will enjoy seeing these locations where landmark events in the show took place.
Amanda Barrie (Alma) speaks of growing up in Ashton and her role in Corrie.
Jane asks Mark about the show's international following before Nancy Milligan talks about Canada's love of Corrie and her visits to the UK to watch filming.
Mark and Jane discuss the fans, with several amusing stories.
Michael from the podcast Conversation Street talks about his interest in the show.
Mark and Jane then talk about the big storylines over the past 60 years, before Rula Lenska (Claudia) says a few words.
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