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.
Once again, this film starts with an introduction to the work of the Hospice, its connections with Coronation Street and a montage of fundraising events over the years.
Chris Gascoyne (Peter) endorses this fundraiser and the work of Hospices, touching on his personal connections with Hospice care.
Mark and Jane discuss members of the original cast before William Roache (Ken) sends his best wishes for the event.
Mark and Jane continue their recollections of the early cast and the work on the non-speaking extras. Adam Blease, one of the longest serving non-speaking actors is actually heard for the first time speaking of his role on the show.
Jane and Mark then talk fondly of Jill Summers (Phyllis) and Bet and Alec. While the conversation is underway Mark receives a phone call from Julie Goodyear MBE, the creator of the much-loved barmaid Bet Lynch.
Mark and Jane continue with their memories of Roy Barraclough (Alec) and those of Liz Dawn and Bill Tarmey (Jack and Vera). Actor John Jardine then talks of working on the show with Liz and Bill.
Mark goes out on location once more, filming in and around Ryecroft Hall, Dukinfield Town Hall and Dukinfield Old Chapel. Fans will have fun remembering the different events which happened on these spots.
Julie Hesmondhalgh (Hayley) is also a patron of Willow Wood and she speaks about filming in some of these locations and meeting her husband!
Mark and Jane remember Bill Waddington (Percy) and other much-loved actors.
Daniel Brocklebank (Rev Billy) endorses this fundraiser before Mark and Jane cover some of their favourite episodes.
Ted Robbins (Brendan) wishes a happy birthday to Willow Wood and looks forward to seeing the completed films.
Mark and Jane discuss memorabilia from the Street before Charlie Condou (Marcus) sends his good wishes to the Hospice, its supporters, staff and volunteers, before this jam-packed film draws to a close.
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